Small Animal Surgery. Basic Principles and Techniques
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Small Animal Surgery. Basic Principles and Techniques

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In this book, the authors have tried to show, in a brief and practical manner, the basic principles and techniques that veterinary surgeons, nurses and students should know, master and improve to enhance the surgical care provided to their patients. The book features chapters about the different methods and techniques to control bacterial contamination and surgical infection, both in terms of the fight against microorganisms and the surgeons and assistants practices in the operating theatre. Information about the instruments and suture materials most commonly used in surgery, how they should be handled, and how to use them to cause as little trauma as possible to the patient, is also provided in other chapters. All the content is illustrated by a large number of images to follow the procedures and techniques described step by step. In addition, the e-book includes high-quality and instructive videos to complete the readers knowledge of surgery and his/her training.

José Rodríguez

Degree and PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid. Professor of Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Department of Animal Pathology of the University of Zaragoza. Surgeon at the Hospital Veterinario Valencia Sur (Valencia, Spain).


Jorge Llinás

Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza. Diploma of Advanced Studies from the University of Zaragoza. University specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Director and surgeon at the Hospital Veterinario Valencia Sur (Valencia, Spain). President of the Spanish Society of Veterinary Laser and Electrosurgery.

Salvador Guillén

Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University San Pablo CEU of Valencia. Director of the Centro Veterinario Criado de Puig (Valencia, Spain).

Roberto Bussadori

Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Milan. European doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Cardiovascular, thoracic and airway surgeon at the Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso, Milan, Italy.

1. Surgical conscience and ethics Introduction Best results with minimal complications Aseptic surgical technique Surgical principles 2. Prevention and control of infection Nosocomial infections Types of nosocomial infection Hand hygiene Cleaning and disinfection around the patient Surveillance of nosocomial infection Blood infections associated with venous catheters Technique for placing a peripheral venous catheter Care and maintenance of peripheral venous catheters Fluid therapy maintenance Urinary tract infections associated with urinary catheterisation Transurethral catheterisation technique Maintenance of urinary catheters Percutaneous urinary catheterisation Surgical site infections Risk of surgical site infection Basic classification of surgical wounds Prevention of surgical infections Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery Surveillance and monitoring of surgical site infection 3. Sterilisation techniques Introduction Steam autoclaves Choice of type of autoclave Autoclave loading and unloading Control of the efficacy of sterilisation Autoclave maintenance Sterilisation of heat-sensitive material. Chemical sterilisation High-level disinfection Formol vapour 4. Surgical instruments Basic concepts Instrument parts General categorisation of instruments Section and dissection Gripping and handling Retraction and separation Clamping and occlusion Suction and aspiration Suturing and stapling Accessory instruments 5. Surgical suite. Cleaning, inspection and maintenance Introduction Characteristics of the surgical suite Cleaning of the operating theatre Recommended surgical equipment Preparation area Cleaning, inspection and maintenance of surgical instruments Cleaning of surgical instruments Inspection of surgical instruments 6. Packaging of material for sterilisation Introduction Packaging for sterilisation Folding of surgical gowns and field drapes Sterilisation packages Woven fabric Non-woven fabric Paper Rigid containers Packaging bags Packaging technique “Envelope” or diagonal packaging technique Rectangular or criss-cross packaging technique 7. Suture and ligation materials General characteristics of surgical thread and needles Characteristics of suture thread Calibre Elasticity Resistance Flexibility Surface Tissue reaction Classification of sutures Industrial finishing Tissue reaction and degradation Suture package information Needles Types of suture and needle by tissue. Basic concepts 8. Catheters and drains Introduction Aspiration catheters/Drains Passive drain Active drain 9. Admission and preparation of the patient for surgery Relationships with owners Shaving and disinfection of the skin Blade cleaning and maintenance Preoperative cleaning and washing of the patient Positioning of the patient on the operating table Abdominal procedures Thoracic procedures Procedures on the limbs Preparation of the surgical field Field drapes Handling and placement of field drapes 10. Preparation of surgical staff Introduction Clothing in the operating theatre Surgical scrub suit Cap Surgical face mask Specific footwear or shoe covers Behaviour in the surgical area Presurgical hand washing Surgical drying of the hands and forearms Gowning Donning surgical gloves 11. Surgical team. Standards during surgery Introduction Non-sterile or circulating nurse Handing over sterile items Opening of packaged material Opening laminated bags Distribution of fluids Tasks at the end of surgery Sterile nurse Preparation and organisation of instruments Protection of the patient. Field drapes Aid and assistance to the surgeon Handling and handing over instruments to the surgeon Handling and care of tissue 12. Initial surgical techniques Introduction Skin incision Long incision Precise incision Dissection and section Sharp dissection Blunt dissection Haemostasis Preventative haemostatic techniques Curative haemostasis techniques Suturing Holding the needle with the needle holder Suturing technique Suture patterns Surgical knots Haemostasis. Gauze pads. Sponges. Gauze balls Surgical sponges Gauze pads and gauze balls 13. Postoperative period. Care and monitoring Introduction Dressings and bandages Purposes of dressings and bandages Composition of dressings and bandages Bandaging Considerations in maintenance Prevention of self-trauma Elizabethan collar Cervical collar Bandaging of the legs Recovery suits Anti-lick dressings and substances Identification of complications Seroma Bleeding — haematomas Infection Suture dehiscence Delayed healing Home care Removal of sutures 14. Basic surgical techniques Feeding tubes Pharyngostomy tube Laparoscopic gastrostomy tube Midline laparotomy Orchiectomy Postoperative considerations Ovariectomy/Ovariohysterectomy Possible perioperative complications 
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es José Rodríguez Gómez
  • Año de edición 2016
  • Nº Páginas 256
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 23 X 29'7

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