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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); surgica...


Chapter 16 (Page no: 249)

Diagnostic imaging.

This chapter discussed guidelines on how to position an animal for diagnostic imaging such as radiography and ultrasonography. Also highlighted are topics on how common film faults occur, common digital radiology artefacts. To further aid students in developing the skills in diagnostic imaging, topics on the basic physics of ultrasound and the functional parts of an ultrasound machine as well as recognition of the normal appearance of the heart and major abdominal organs in animals were presented.

Other chapters from this book

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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Nottingham, Dick White Referrals, Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, CB8 0UH, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786391629
  • Record Number
  • 20183155153