Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians,
1st Edition

Janet Amundson Romich

ISBN-13: 9781285737409
Copyright 2022 | Published
480 pages | List Price: USD $104.95

Packed with learning tools, Romich's ANESTHESIA, ANALGESIA, AND PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS explains the science of anesthesia and how that knowledge is applied to a clinical setting. Detailed photos and illustrations help you understand complex content. Critical thinking questions and case studies sharpen your critical thinking and multitasking skills. And national board exam style multiple choice questions help prepare you for certification exams. Pharmacology coverage details the "hows and whys" of a drug's action, while numerous examples demonstrate how to perform drug dose and fluid calculations. Additional online resources include mathematics reviews, anesthesia records, anesthesia monitoring guidelines and pain scales. Delivering the "missing pieces," this first edition equips you with a thorough understanding of how to perform responsible anesthesia.


1. Introduction to Anesthesia.
2. The Anesthesia Machine.
3. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology Review.
4. Fluid Therapy and IV Catheterization.
5. Anesthesia and Analgesia Pharmacology.
6. Creating an Anesthetic and Analgesic Plan.
7. Anesthesia Monitoring.
8. Premedication.
9. Induction Period.
10. The Maintenance Period.
11. The Recovery Period and Post-Anesthetic Care.
12. Anesthetic Complications.
13. Anesthetic Techniques for Special Cases.
14. Cardiac Arrest & Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation (CPCR).
15. Acute Pain Management.
16. Chronic Pain Management.
17. Analgesic Techniques.
18. Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation.
19. Anesthesia and Analgesia of Large Animal and Food Producing Species.
20. Anesthesia and Analgesia of Pet Birds and Exotic Small Animals.
21. Pain Management in Laboratory Mice and Rats.

  • Janet Amundson Romich

    Dr. Janet Romich has taught a variety of veterinary technician and science courses at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin, where she was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award for her use of technology in the classroom, advisory and professional activities, publication list and fundraising efforts. She also received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award for her work in teaching and mentoring veterinary technician students. Dr. Romich is the author of AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO VETERINARY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY WITH MINDTAP, FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS and UNDERSTANDING ZOONOTIC DISEASES, and she co-authored DELMAR'S VETERINARY TECHNICIAN DICTIONARY. She remains active in veterinary medicine through her clinical relief practice and work on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for a hospital research facility. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then a Master of Science focused on FDA drug research, also at UW-Madison.

  • Each chapter includes learning objectives, key terms, a summary, critical thinking points, national exam style multiple choice questions, case studies and critical thinking questions that engage students and help them learn and apply important anesthesia and analgesia concepts to real-world scenarios.

  • Emphasizing critical thinking skills throughout, chapters feature thought-provoking questions within the text as well as end-of-chapter critical thinking questions and case studies.

  • An abundance of mathematical practice problems within select chapters and appendices as well as in the online resources help student improve their math skills.

  • Combining anesthesia and pain management techniques in one resource, the text emphasizes that pain should be evaluated during the entire peri-anesthetic period and that pre-emptive analgesia is part of the anesthetist's role.

  • Vibrant color photos and illustrations throughout every chapter help students understand the content and demonstrate how various techniques are performed. In addition, easy-to-follow and easy-to-reference tables provide a quick overview of key concepts in each chapter.

  • Comprehensive instructor support includes an instructor's manual, Power Point presentations and additional review activities.

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