Dealing with the recumbent patient

01 Jun 2020

Honey, L.

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It is written by a veterinary nurse, something we are keen to encourage

Recumbent patients can present a challenge to the veterinary team as they often have many nursing considerations, explains Eleanor Haskey in an article in this month’s issue of In Practice. She says that it is important to adopt a holistic approach to reduce the risk of complications associated with a patient being recumbent, and outlines the key patient assessment areas to consider when treating such animals (p 268). The article has been selected as the editor’s choice by our senior clinical editor, Stephen Baines, who said the article is: ‘Well-written, well-illustrated and is a practical guide to dealing with what can be a difficult condition to manage. It is also written by a veterinary nurse, something we are keen to encourage, and shows the importance of nurses working as a team, managing patients with complex...