Clinical Anaesthetist Gwen Covey-Crump publishes a book

A book co-authored by our Clinical Anaesthetist Gwen Covey-Crump has been published

The Handbook of Small Animal Regional Anaesthesia and Analgesia Techniques, published by Wiley Blackwell, has already received positive reviews including from Charles Keys in the Veterinary Record (21 May 2016).

The handbook features an accessible design with plenty of diagrams and photos and a convenient and robust spiral-bound format that lays flat for use during procedures. In clear language, it introduces the relevant physics, physiology, and pharmacology for a variety of techniques, as well as possible side effects and complications.

These techniques have been shown to be an important part of managing peri-operative pain. Comprehensive yet accessible, this guide equips small animal veterinarians with the knowledge and skills to implement basic regional anesthesia procedures successfully in order to improve patient care.

Gwen said: "My co-authors and I felt there was a definite need for a concise guide to local anaesthetic techniques specifically targeted to small animal general practitioners.

"I was particularly keen that this should be a small approachable book that can be used 'patient-side' and am pleased with the spiral binding an diagrams. "I'm delighted that the book has been well received by the audience for whom it was intended and I hope it is useful for many practices."

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