Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team

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Kenneth Crump, Douglas H. Thamm
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 18, 2011 - Medical - 152 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.

Key Features

  • Provides a practical, user-friendly guide to incorporating chemotherapy into veterinary practice
  • Covers all aspects of chemotherapy from pre-treatment patient assessment to safe handling and disposal
  • Lists common chemotherapy drugs along with their uses, indications, toxicities, and administration guidelines
  • Offers detailed information on the safety considerations surrounding handling and disposing of cytotoxic agents
  • Addresses how to navigate the client’s emotional responses to cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Focuses on the canine and feline cancer patient, with some coverage of treatments relevant to equine and avian patients

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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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