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Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care
An A-Z Guide

5th Edition


  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from July 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107484030

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  • A thoroughly updated edition of this well-established guide to drugs and prescribing for intensive care. The book is split into two sections: an A-Z guide to the drugs available, and concise notes on the key topics and situations faced on a daily basis. The A-Z section provides succinct information on each drug including uses, limitations, administration directions and adverse effects. The second section details complications that may arise in patients with particular conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and renal failure, and other factors that may affect drug prescribing. This revised edition includes eleven new drug monographs and covers several new topics, including sepsis and drugs for organ donation. A colour fold-out chart showing drug compatibility for intravenous administration is available online. Presented in a concise, compact format, this book is an invaluable resource for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals caring for critically ill patients.

    • Provides an A-Z of drugs, allowing quick access for the reader
    • Includes an online chart showing drug compatibility for IV administration
    • Features eleven new drug monographs and covers new topics including sepsis and drugs for organ donation
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    'The layout is intuitive, providing valuable information in an easily digestible format … it contains concentrated goodness. Overall, this edition is an improvement on the already excellent title and … represents great value for money.' The Pharmaceutical Journal

    Review of previous edition: 'The book is particularly strong on newer medicines … and is stuffed full of useful pearls and snippets of information … an excellent book that can act as a touchstone for front-line clinical pharmacists in critical care.' The Pharmaceutical Journal

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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107484030
    • length: 355 pages
    • dimensions: 185 x 124 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from July 2019
  • Table of Contents

    How to use this book
    Drugs: an A–Z guide
    Short notes: routes of administration
    Loading dose
    Drug metabolism
    Enzyme systems
    Drug excretion
    Drug tolerance
    Drug interactions
    Therapeutic drug monitoring
    Pharmacology in the critically ill
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Management of acute major anaphylaxis
    Management of severe hyperkalaemia
    Management of malignant hyperthermia
    Sedation, analgesia and neuromuscular blockade
    Management of status epilepticus
    Management of delirium tremens and alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    Anti-arrhythmic drugs
    Inotropes and vasopressors
    Anti-ulcer drugs
    Immunonutrition in the ICU
    Short synacthen test
    Bone marrow rescue following nitrous oxide
    Prophylaxis following splenectomy
    Anti-microbial drugs
    Renal replacement therapy
    Appendices: Appendix A. Creatinine clearance
    Appendix B. Weight conversion (stones/lb to kg)
    Appendix C. BMI calculator
    Appendix D. Lean body weight charts
    Appendix E. Infusion rate/dose calculation
    Appendix F. Drug compatibility chart
    Appendix G. Omeprazole administration record
    Appendix H. Sodium content of oral medications
    Appendix I. Drug management of the brain-stem dead donor
    Appendix J. Continuous vancomycin infusion
    Appendix K. Child-Pugh score
    Appendix L. Severe sepsis algorithm
    Drug index.

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    Henry Paw, Rob Shulman

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    Henry Paw, York Hospital
    Henry Paw is a consultant in intensive care medicine at York Hospital, York.

    Rob Shulman, University College London
    Rob Shulman is the lead pharmacist in critical care at University College London Hospitals, London.

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