Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drug Handbook

3rd Edition

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Key Features

  • Fully updated coverage includes the newest IV treatments with magnesium, conivaptan, potassium, and nicardipine, helping you provide the most effective care possible.
  • Current drug dosing charts for 48 of the most common, and most difficult to administer, intravenous infusion critical care drugs ensure that the information you need is readily available.
  • Quick reference drug compatibility charts provide instant access to this crucial information.
  • Drip Rates and Dosing information are arranged in tabular manner for each drug referenced in the text, allowing you to quickly prepare drugs in critical situations.
  • A Drug Calculation Formulae section includes a list of the formulae most useful in determining IV drug concentration, doses, and infusion rates, helping you to eliminate memorization errors when calculating these important parameters.
  • Calculation factors based on patient weight enable you to quickly change a patient’s infusion dose and titrate the drug to reduce the chance of medication errors.
  • Nursing Considerations in each drug monograph offer practical information on administration and monitoring.
  • Trade and generic drug name indexes help you find information quickly no matter what name is used.
  • A handy reference to ACLS guidelines allows you to quickly see how infusion therapy fits into the ACLS protocol.

Table of Contents

Sources

Drug Calculation Formulae

Section I: Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drugs –Mixing and Compatibility

Quick Mixing Guide

Compatibility and Incompatibility Chart


Section II: Intravenous Infusion Drugs

1. Abciximab (ReoPro)

2. Alteplase (Activase)

3. Aminophylline (Theophylline)

4. Amiodarone (Cordarone)

5. Argatroban (Acova)

6. Atracurium (Tracrium)

7. Bivalriudin (Angiomax)

8. Cisatracurium (Nimbex)

9. Conivaptan (Vaprisol) NEW!

10. Dexmedetomidine (Precedex)

11. Diltiazem (Cardziem)

12. Dobutamine (Dobutrex)

13. Dopamine (Intropin)

14. Drotrecogin Alfa (Xigris)

15. Epinephrine (Adrenalin) Injection

16. Eptifibatide (Integrilin)

17. Esmolol (Brevibloc)

18. Fenoldopam (Corlopam)

19. Haloperidol (Haldol)

20. Heparin

21. Ibutilide (Corvert)

22. Immune Globulin Intravenous (Gamimune, Gammargard, Gammar-P, Sandoglobulin)

23. Inamrinone (Inocor)

24. Infliximab (Remicade)

25. Insulin Drip

26. Isoproterenol (Isuprel)

27. Labetalol (Trandate)

28. Lepirudin (Refludan)

29. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)

30. Lorazepam (Ativan)

31. Magnesium Sulfate NEW!

32. Midazolam (Versed)

33. Milrinone (Primacor)

34. Nesiritide (Natrecor)

35. Nicardipine (Cardene) NEW!

36. Nitroglycerin

37. Nitroprusside (Nipride)

38. Norepinephrine (Levophed)

39. Octreotide (Sandostatin)

40. Pantoprazole (Protonix)

41. Phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine)

42. Potassium Chloride NEW!

43. Procainamide (Pronestyl)

44. Propofol (Diprivan)

45. Reteplase (Retavase)

46. Tenecteplase (TNKase)

47. Tirofiban HCL (Aggr

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9780323086059
Print ISBN:
9780323066570

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