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1st Edition

Introduction to Veterinary Nursing Research

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ISBN 9781498786348
August 15, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
400 Pages 25 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book will provide a core text for veterinary nursing undergraduate students for their dissertation/ preparation for research/ undergraduate projects. There is currently no available veterinary nursing text available and the students are reliant on human nursing texts or generic research texts - neither of which are entirely appropriate for this niche sector. The book will also bridge the gap between veterinary nurses/technicians that qualified by the traditional Diploma route by allowing them to understand the process for clinical research and thus bridge the gap between the Diploma and Degree routes for veterinary nursing in terms of evidence based research.

Table of Contents

Preface. Chapter 1: An introduction to research, clinical audits and evidence based practice. Chapter 2: The research process. Chapter 3: Asking worthwhile questions – developing the research question. Chapter 4: Ethics, governance and permissions for veterinary nursing research. Chapter 5: Writing the research proposal. Chapter 6: Selecting the right experimental design for projects in veterinary medicine. Chapter 7: The literature review. Chapter 8: Critical appraisal. Chapter 9: Repeatability, reliability, sample size and power. Chapter 10: Risk Assessment for experimental research. Chapter 11: Collecting and analysing the data. Chapter 12: Writing up the results. Chapter 13: The application of evidence based research to clinical veterinary nursing. Index.

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Sam qualified in small animal general practice before spending the next 11 years working in several university and referral hospitals, where she gained the DipAVN(Med)in 2006 and VTS (Anesthesia) in 2007. Most recently Sam worked as a dedicated anaesthesia nurse and then as head theatre nurse at The University of Cambridge. In 2014 Sam joined Anglia Ruskin University/The College of West Anglia as course leader and advanced Veterinary Nursing lecturer for the BSc(Hons)in Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour. Sam is also the current editor in chief of the Veterinary Nursing Journal which is the official, international, peer reviewed journal of the British Veterinary Nursing Association. Sam’s main interests include patient safety in anaesthesia, clinical auditing, infection control, chronic pain and advancing Veterinary Nursing through evidence based research.