Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team

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Kenneth Crump, Douglas H. Thamm
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 18, 2011 - Medical - 144 pages
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Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team is a clinically relevant and practical manual designed as a guide for the safe and effective administration of cancer chemotherapy. Coverage includes patient assessment, chemotherapy equipment, drug preparation, safety considerations, handling, administration, waste disposal, and management of chemotherapy side effects. An alphabetical listing of common chemotherapy agents offers information on their uses, indications, and toxicities, as well as administration guidelines for methods, routes, and speeds.

With background information for effectively communicating with clients, including coverage of veterinary cancer surgery and radiation therapy, the book provides specific strategies that address the challenging emotional issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pets. With particular insight into the technician's role, Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team is a must-have reference for any practice offering chemotherapy.


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Cancer Basics
Preparation for Chemotherapy Administration
Assessment of the Chemotherapy Patient
Chemotherapy Handling Safety and Disposal
Workflow for Chemotherapy Administration
Chemotherapy Agents

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About the author (2011)

Kenneth Crump, AAS, AHT, has over 25 years of experience as an animal health technician at Colorado State University. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Front Range Community College in the veterinary technician program.

Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology), is an associate professor of oncology at Colorado State University. He has over 12 years of oncology practice experience and lectures internationally on animal cancer and its treatment.

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