Veterinary Emergency Medicine Secrets, 2nd Edition

Veterinary Emergency Medicine Secrets

2nd Edition

By Wayne E. Wingfield, MS, DVM, DAVECC, DACVS, Professor and Chief, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Fort Collins, Colorado


I LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES
1. Decision Making in Veterinary Emergency Medicine
2. Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Resuscitation in Small Animals
3. Respiratory Distress
4. Pathophysiology of Congestive Heart Failure
5. Shock
6. Acute Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus
7. Anaphylaxis
8. Hypothermia
9. Heat Stroke

II TRAUMA
10. Treatment Priorities in Trauma
11. Arterial Bleeding
12. Respiratory Emergencies
13. Traumatic Myocarditis
14. Fluid Selection in Trauma
15. Blood Transfusions
16. Brain Injuries
17. Acute Spinal Cord Injuries
18. Peripheral Nerve Trauma
19. Extremity Trauma
20. Abdominal Injuries
21. Pain Management in Emergencies
22. Disaster Preparedness and the Veterinarian

III COMMON PRIMARY COMPLAINTS
23. Vomiting
24. Diarrhea
25. Syncope vs. Seizures
26. Ataxia
27. Anorexia
28. Fever
29. Stranguria
30. Obstipation and Constipation
31. Fractured Tooth
32. Abscesses and Cellulitis
33. Rattlesnake Envenomation
34. Lameness
35. Infectious Disease

IV OPHTHALMIC EMERGENCIES
36. Acute Ocular Trauma
37. Ocular Hemorrhage
38. Sudden Blindness
39. Uveitis
40. Glaucoma
41. Vision-Threatening Corneal Ulcers

V RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES
42. Allergic Airway Disease (Asthma) in Cats
43. Aspiration Pneumonitis
44. Dirofilariasis
45. Pulmonary Thromboembolism
46. Laryngeal Paralysis
47. Near Drowning
48. Pulmonary Edema
49. Hemoptysis
50. Smoke Inhalation and Burn Injuries

VI CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES
51. Mitral Valvular Insufficiency Due to Endocardiosis
52. Dilated Cardiomyopathy
53. Cardiac Arrhythmias
54. Cardiac Pacemakers
55. Pericardial Effusion
56. Feline Myocardial Disease
57. Systemic Arterial Thromboembolism

VII ONCOLOGIC AND HEMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES
58. Neutropenia, Sepsis, and Thrombocytopenia in Patients with Cancer
59. Acute Tumor Lysis Syndrome
60. Coagulation Disorders
61. Metabolic Emergencies in Patients with Cancer
62. Cancer Treatment-induced Congestive Heart Failure
63. Chemotherapy-induced Anaphylaxis
64. Extravasation of Chemotherapeutic Drugs
65. Chemotherapy-induced Acute Renal Failure
66. Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, and Hypoproteinemia

VIII NEUROLOGIC EMERGENCIES
67. Intervertebral Disk Disease
68. Seizures
69. Meningitis and Encephalitis
70. Coma
71. Acute Progressive Lower Motor Neuron Disease
72. Brain Death

IX METABOLIC EMERGENCIES
73. Diabetes Mellitus
74. Hypoglycemia
75. Acute Pancreatitis
76. Hypoandrenocorticism
77. Peritonitis
78. Potassium Abnormalities
79. Magnesium Abnormalities
80. Hypoproteinemia
81. Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy
82. Acid-Base Disorders
83. Portosystemic Shunts
84. Hepatic Lipidosis and Acute Hepatitis
85. Transfusion Trigger

X DIGESTIVE EMERGENCIES
86. Foreign Bodies in the Digestive System
87. Canine Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
88. Esophageal Disorders
89. Canine Parvovirus
90. Intussusception
91. Colitis

XI REPRODUCTIVE EMERGENCIES
92. Pyometritis
93. Paraphimosis
94. Eclampsia
95. Dystocia
96. Abortion

XII UROLOGIC EMERGENCIES
97. Acute Bacterial Prostatitis and Prostatic Abscess
98. Urinary Tract Infection and Acute Pyelonephritis
99. Acute Renal Failure
100. Obstructive Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
101. Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis

XIII TOXICOLOGY
102. General Toxicology and Approaches
103. Ethylene Glycol Intoxication
104. Lead Poisoning
105. Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicity
106. Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicity
107. Cholecalciferol Toxicity
108. Toxin-Induced Seizures
109. Bites and Stings
110. Over-the-Counter Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Intoxication

XIV EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
111. Temporary Tracheostomy
112. Thoracic Drainage
113. Pericardiocentesis
114. Emergency Venous Access
115. Urethral Catheterization
116. Abdominal Paracentesis
117. Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection and Assessment
118. Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring
119. Indirect Arterial Blood Pressure Monitoring
120. Mechanical Ventilation
121. Initial Ophthalmic Evaluation