Foreword Preface 1 Triage of the emergency patient Andrew J. Brown and Kenneth J. Drobatz 2 Vascular access Sophie Adamantos 3 Assessment and treatment of shock Emily Thomas and Elise Boller 4 Fluid therapy Amanda Boag and Dez Hughes 5 Electrolyte and acid-base balance Amanda Boag 6 Cardiovascular emergencies Jose Novo Matos and Nuala Summerfield 7 General approach to respiratory distress Lori S. Waddell and Lesley G. King 8 Renal and urinary tract emergencies Jonathan D. Foster and Karen Humm 9 Neurological emergencies Charles Vite and Evelyn Galban 10 Ophthalmological emergencies Cristina Seruca and Debbie Mandell 11 Approach to gastrointestinal emergencies Gareth Buckley and Elizabeth Rozanski 12 Acute abdominal and gastrointestinal surgical emergencies David Holt and Gareth Buckley 13 Haematological emergencies Robert Goggs and Susan G. Hackner 14 Transfusion medicine Gillian Gibson and Mary Beth Callan 15 Reproductive and paediatric emergencies Erica Reineke and Dan Lewis 16 Endocrine emergencies Barbara J. Skelly 17 Acute management of orthopaedic and external soft tissue injuries Sorrel Langley-Hobbs and Matthew Pead 18 Dermatological emergencies Petra Roosje 19 Toxicological emergencies Jonathan M. Babyak and Justine A. Lee 20 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Edward Cooper and Manuel Boller 21 Anaesthesia, sedation and analgesia of the critical patient Giacomo Gianotti and Paulo Steagall 22 Nutritional support of the critical patient Kathryn Michel 23 Bacterial infections in the critical patient Iain Keir and Dawn Merton-Boothe 24 Imaging techniques for the critical patient Andrew Parry and Frances Barr 25 Team approach to the critically ill patient - the role of the veterinary nurse Emily Savino and Lila Sierra
Lesley G. King, MVB, DipACVECC, DipACVIM, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin in 1986. Following a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she remained on staff in the Intensive Care Unit as a Professor of Critical Care and Director of the Intensive Care Unit. Lesley was a founding Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Medicine, and also served as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Amanda Boag, MA, VetMB, DipECVECC, DipACVECC, DipACVIM, FHEA, MRCVS, graduated from Cambridge University. She undertook further clinical training at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the University of Pennsylvania and is Board certified in both internal medicine and emergency and critical (ECC) care. She was a lecturer in ECC at the RVC from 2003-2008, until she took up the post of Clinical Director at Vets Now where she has responsibility for clinical and professional standards across 55 emergency clinics and three 24-hour hospitals. Amanda is the Founding President of the European College of Veterinary ECC, is an elected RCVS Council member and is currently Vice President of the RCVS.