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Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care


  • Page extent: 282 pages
  • Size: 186 x 123 mm
  • Weight: 0.32 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 615.1
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC86.8 .P39 2006
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Critical care medicine
    • Drugs--Handbooks, manuals, etc
    • Pharmaceutical Preparations--Handbooks
    • Intensive Care--Handbooks

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521687812)

Replaced by 9780521757157

US $42.99
Singapore price US $46.00 (inclusive of GST)

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. There is also a section of key data, showing weight conversions, body mass index and corresponding dosage calculations. This edition includes a colour fold-out chart showing drug compatibility for intravenous administration. Presented in a concise, compact format, this book is an invaluable resource for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals caring for critically ill patients.

• Provides concise information on intensive care drugs in a clear A-Z format • Details complications that may arise when prescribing for patients with particular conditions • Contains colour pull-out chart showing drug compatibility


Introduction; Part I. Drugs: An A-Z Guide; Part II. Short Notes: 1. Routes of administration; 2. Loading dose; 3. Drug metabolism; 4. Enzyme systems; 5. Drug excretion; 6. Drug tolerance; 7. Drug interactions; 8. Therapeutic drug monitoring; 9. Pharmacology in the critically ill; 10. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 11. Management of acute major anaphylaxis; 12. Management of severe hyperkalaemia; 13. Management of malignant hyperthermia; 14. Sedation, analgesia and neuromuscular blockade; 15. Management of status epilepticus; 16. Anti-arrhythmic drugs; 17. Inotropes and vasopressors; 18. Bronchospasm; 19. Anti-ulcer drugs; 20. Immunonutrition in the ICU; 21. Corticosteroids; 22. Short synacthen test; 23. Bone marrow rescue following nitrous oxide; 24. Antioxidants; 25. Prophylaxis following splenectomy; 26. Anti-microbial drugs; 27. Renal replacement therapy; Part III. Appendices: 1. Appendix A: Creatinine clearance; 2. Appendix B: Weight conversion (stones/lb to kg); 3. Appendix C: BMI calculator; 4. Appendix D: Lean body weight charts; 5. Infusion rate/dose calculation; 6. Appendix F: Drug compatibility chart; 7. Appendix G: Omeprazole administration record; 8. Appendix H: Drotrecogin prescribing criteria; 9. Appendix I: Drotrecogin administration; 10. Appendix J: Drotrecogin administration record.


'The A-Z section provides concise information on each drug including indications, administration directions and adverse effects. I particularly like the 'how not to use' a drug which reminds me of some of the important things to avoid when a certain drug is used. the second section has concise descriptions … there is a lot of useful information in this book that is not readily available in some bigger textbooks … [the book] is value for money and will be invaluable to all ICU medical and nursing staff working in the intensive care unit.' Anaesethesia and Intensive Care

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