Small Animal Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting Techniques is a well-illustrated how-to manual covering common bandaging methods used to support and manage both soft tissue and orthopedic conditions in small animal patients. This highly practical book offers step-by-step procedures with accompanying photographs to aid in the secure and effective application of bandages, casts, and splints, with coverage encompassing indications, aftercare, advantages, and potential complications for each technique. Small Animal Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting Techniques is an indispensable guide for busy veterinary technicians and nurses, as well as veterinarians and veterinary students.
Each topic covers indications, technique, aftercare, advantages and complications.
Chapter 1 – Basics of Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting.
Bandaging, purpose and functions of a bandage, components of a bandage, primary-contact layer, highly absorptive dressings, gauze dressings, hypertonic saline dressings, calcium alginate dressings, copolymer starch dressings, moisture-retentive dressings, polyurethane foam dressings, polyurethane film dressings, hydrogel dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, nonadherent semiocclusive dressings, antimicrobial dressings, extracellular matrix bioscaffold dressings, secondary-intermediate layer, tertiary-outer layer, special considerations in bandaging, casting, and splinting, frequency of changes, security, pressure relief, joint immobilization, maceration and excoriation, need for sedation or anesthesia during bandage change, casts and splints, general information, purposes and functions of casts and splints, materials, splint rods, commercial splints, plastic splinting material, stockinette, casting tapes.
Chapter 2 – Head and Ear Bandages.
Emergency ear bandage, basic head and ear bandage.
Chapter 3 – Thoracic, Abdominal, and Pelvic Bandages.
Thoracic, abdominal bandages, circumferential thoracic, abdominal bandage, windowed thoracic, abdominal bandage, thoracic, abdominal tie-over bandage, pelvic bandages, circumferential pelvic bandage, windowed pelvic bandage, pelvic tie-over bandage, pelvic extension splints.
Chapter 4 – Extremity Bandages, Casts, and Splints.
Tail bandages, forelimb bandages, casts, and splints, basic soft padded limb bandage, bandage removal, bandage replacement, interdigital and interpad areas, primary bandage layer, secondary bandage layer, tertiary bandage layer, basic paw and distal limb bandage, interdigital/interpad areas, primary bandage layer, “donut” pads, and “stirrups”, secondary bandage layer, tertiary bandage layer, interdigital/interpad area, primary bandage layer, secondary bandage layer, tertiary bandage layer, paw pad pressure relief, indications, technique—moderate wounds on small to medium-sized dogs, metacarpal/metatarsal pad, digital pads, aftercare—moderate wounds on small to medium-sized dogs, advantages and complications—moderate wounds on small to medium-sized dogs, technique—major reconstructive or salvage paw surgery, especially on large dogs, ""clamshell"" splints, one-half ""clamshell"" splint, aftercare—major reconstructive or salvage paw surgery, especially on large dogs, advantages and complications—major reconstructive or salvage paw surgery, especially on large dogs, dorsal paw pressure relief, carpal sling, basic forelimb splint, basic forelimb cast, spica bandage and lateral splint, aluminum rod loop elbow splint, velpeau sling, pelvic limb bandages, casts, and splints, basic soft padded limb bandage, basic pelvic limb splint, basic pelvic limb cast, ehmer sling, 90/90 sling, tie-over bandage.
Chapter 5 – Restraint.
Elizabethan collar, plastic wrap-around collar, towel collar, muzzles, side braces, topical chemical deterrents, electronic devices.
Steven F. Swaim, Walter C. Renberg, Kathy M. Shike
Softcover, 144 pp; H: 9.5in; W: 7.4in; 13.6 oz; 2011