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Veterinary clinical skills manual.

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This book provides step-by-step guidance on the essential clinical skills required by veterinary students before they face clinical situations encountered in the real world of the busy veterinary professional. It has 25 chapters which is divided into nine sections, of which six are practical sections. The six practical sections are sections 2-7. These sections are introduction (section 1); surgical theatre skills (section 2); anaesthesia (section 3); principles of good practice in the laboratory (section 4); general clinic skills (section 5); patient handling and diagnostics (section 6); large animal skills (section 7); assessment of clinical skills (section 8); and moving forward (section 9). Within each practical section there are two or more chapters. The chapter offers detailed guidance on how to perform a skill. Other outstanding features of this book includes a step by step illustrations and photographs, complemented by videos of clinical procedures which can be viewed on your desktop, smartphone or tablet, covers the essential key skills that veterinary students need to know, details a whole range of techniques, from surgical, anaesthesia and laboratory through to everyday essential and diagnostic skills, in both farm and companion animals, describes in-depth the use of simulators in learning key skills, and provides advice on preparing for OSCEs and practical exams.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Developing veterinary clinical skills: the pedagogy. Author(s): May, S. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) The modern outcome-based curriculum and the role of the clinical skills laboratory. Author(s): Silva-Fletcher, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 16) The clinical skills centre models relevant to location. Author(s): Coombes, N. Silva-Fletcher, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 31) Theatre practice. Author(s): Brown, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Surgical instruments. Author(s): Young, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 60) The fundamentals of suturing. Author(s): Kulendra, N. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 95) The anaesthetic machine. Author(s): Brown, F. Seymour, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 105) Breathing systems, intubation and monitoring. Author(s): Brown, F. Seymour, C. Hoy, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 129) Laboratory skills and sample collection. Author(s): English, K. Langridge, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 145) Using a microscope and preparing samples. Author(s): English, K. Langridge, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 159) Urine and faecal analysis. Author(s): Langridge, A. English, K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 171) Physical examination, fluid therapy, tube and drain management. Author(s): Humm, K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 190) Principles of small animal bandaging. Author(s): Langridge, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 203) Pharmacy. Author(s): Orpet, H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 217) General principles of animal handling. Author(s): Vincent, I.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 249) Diagnostic imaging. Author(s): Mantis, P. Watts, V.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 272) Equine radiography - example tarsus. Author(s): Weller, R. Cyman, A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 293) Udder health. Author(s): Fishwick, J. Vincent, I.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 298) Equine procedures. Author(s): Johns, I.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 318) Equine foot related skills: example shoe removal. Author(s): Weller, R. Day, P.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 331) Practical assessments - assessments in a simulated environment. Author(s): May, S. A. Silva-Fletcher, A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 346) Objectively structured clinical examinations - the practicalities. Author(s): Coombes, N.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 359) 'Mind the gap' - the development, validation and evaluation of a veterinary clinical skills model. Author(s): Lumbis, R. H.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 368) Simulators in veterinary clinical skills education: background and examples. Author(s): Kinnison, T.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 376) The transition between the clinical skills lab and the real world - perspectives from a new graduate 2 years after qualifying. Author(s): Herrick, D. J.