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Preparing this third edition of Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing has made me realize both how many things have changed since its original publication in 2003 and how many things have remained the same. There have been many alterations in the last few years to the system of veterinary nurse training and, because it is difficult for a textbook to be able to adapt quickly enough, this edition no longer includes a chapter on exam preparation. However, with the demise of the ‘stand-alone’ equine nursing qualification and the inclusion of equine training within the core units of the syllabus, I have included a new chapter on basic procedures used in equine practice. This will be helpful to those nurses who are required to demonstrate competence in simple equine techniques for the Nurse’s Progress Log (NPL) but who have little or no experience with horses. For those nurses who already work in an equine practice I hope that this chapter will provide them with useful information or act as a technical refresher.
All the chapters of the book have been updated. Most have new photographs and diagrams; some have new procedures included and many of the existing procedures have been rewritten in line with modern veterinary practice. The chapter on anaesthesia has been extensively reorganized to reflect major changes in the way in which anaesthetics are monitored. In addition there is a new chapter on minor surgical procedures written by a veterinary surgeon who trains and employs veterinary nurses. Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 states that a surgical procedure may be performed by a veterinary nurse, under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon, providing that it does not involve entry into a body cavity and all nurses must be mindful of the restrictions that this imposes. This chapter describes a range of common techniques that the busy veterinary surgeon may safely leave to the qualified nursing team and which may serve to expand and enhance the job of a veterinary nurse.