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Louise O’Dwyer
The Veterinary Nurse, Vol. 4, Iss. 5, 24 Jun 2013, pp 284 - 289

Head trauma patients are commonly seen within veterinary practice, and the treatment of these patients can prove challenging. In order to achieve a positive outcome in these cases, patients require intensive treatment and nursing care. Nurses play a vital role in monitoring these patients, and alerting the veterinary surgeon to any changes in their condition. The mainstays of therapy include intravenous fluids and hyperosmolar agents, with the administration of corticosteroids being somewhat outdated.

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