It is laid out in such a way that the instructors and individuals wanting just a review or to utilize in their curriculum will finally have a way to approach the technical aspects of cases, along with the critical thinking and communication aspects that comes along with them.
These chapters include communication-documentation, restraint, surgical nursing, anesthesia, diagnostic imaging techniques, medical nursing and behavior, clinical laboratory procedures, pharmacology, nutrition, emergency medicine, zoonotics, and laboratory animals-exotics.
There is also a CD that can be purchased separately for instructors that provides the answer key as well as a quick reference tool. Second, the list of references included at the end of each case provides guidance for veterinary technology students as they work through the cases.
The subsequent chapter contains examples of cases that allow veterinary technology students to practice developing SOAP notes and concept maps. Finally, there is a resource to push the critical thinking concepts that are so much a part of what we as veterinary technicians do in our career every day!
To fully understand a concept, you have to be active in then learning and review process rather than simply reading through a book, and this text accomplishes that.
The textbook is organized into chapters that closely coincide with the AVMA Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills List, which veterinary technology programs use when developing a curriculum to ensure critical skills are included in instruction.
First, the authors have seamlessly incorporated the individual skills from the AVMA Veterinary Technology Student Essential and Recommended Skills Lists into case studies throughout this textbook, which makes this an extremely practical book for instructors to integrate into many courses within a veterinary technology program.
This pushes the individual reading it to think about every aspect of the case and come up with the correct answers about things like equipment that might need to be used, preparation, instruments, calculations, client education and possible outcomes adverse effects of medication, conditions related to lab findings, etc.
This textbook provides guidance to veterinary technician students by helping them learn critical thinking skills via a case-based format.
A Scenario-Based Thinking Approach does an exceptional job of filling a void that, up until now, existed within textbooks used by veterinary technician students.
The next 13 chapters each contain several examples of cases on the chapter topic. The book begins with an introductory chapter that explains what critical thinking is and how to apply critical thinking skills to veterinary patients as well as an introduction to and examples of subjective-objective-assessment-plan ie, SOAP notes and the concept map.
There are clear and precise pictures included with some of the scenarios to give the individual some visual effects to help in their answers and conclusions. Overall, the authors do an outstanding job of providing veterinary technology students with a variety of case studies pertinent to contemporary veterinary medicine that will encourage them to further develop their problem-solving skills.
A third feature of this paperback book is its reasonable price. The book is structured by areas nutrition, dentistry, anesthesia, pharmacology, etc. In each area, instructions and a scenario are given, and then questions relating to each case are provided.
Among other items, the appendix contains tables that reference the AVMA essential and recommended skills with the case studies, and vice versa. Having these items within each section and case provides an interactive way to engage learning and review.
This is a must-have for your veterinary technology resource library. With its outstanding content and affordable price, I believe this would be an excellent textbook to incorporate into the curriculum of veterinary programs.
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