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Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics : A Basic Reader - Mark Tomlin

Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics

A Basic Reader

By: Mark Tomlin (Editor)


Published: 2nd October 2010
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Effective drug administration is a crucial skill for any practitioner working in the critical care unit. This book, in providing a concise account of the fundamental principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, equips the critical care physician for such a task.

In addition to the principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, this volume alerts the reader to factors that affect drug action such as disease, pregnancy and age, and advises on how to adjust drug dosages accordingly. The specialist therapeutics section includes drugs targeting the gastro-intestinal tract, sedation, non-opioid analgesia and opiates.

A quick and easy reference, this volume is a valuable asset for both trainees and fully qualified practitioners in critical care.

From the reviews: "Part of the Competency-Based Critical Care series, this is an introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics as applied in the critical care setting. ... Medical students or junior trainees wishing to better understand the pharmacology of critical care practice are an appropriate audience for this work ... . This book can be recommended as an effective introduction to broad principles. ... The strength of this work lies in the overview presentations of pharmacology and pharmacokinetic principles." (David J. Dries, Doody,s Review Service, April, 2011)

Section I: Pharmacology.- Introduction.- Mechanism of Drug Action.- Pharmacodynamics.- Section II: Pharmacokinetic Principles.- Introduction.- Drug Absorption.- Drug Distribution.- Drug Metabolism.- Drug Excretion.- Factors Affecting Pharmacokinetics.- Drug Interactions with a Pharmacokinetic Basis.- Deciding to Embark on Therapeutic Monitoring.- Summary.- Section III: Introduction to Specialist Therapeutics.- Drugs Targeting the Gastrointestinal Tract in Critical Care.- Sedation on the Intensive Care Unit.- Non-Opoid Analgesia Within the Intensive Care Unit.- Opiates in Critical Care.

ISBN: 9781849961455
ISBN-10: 184996145X
Series: Competency-Based Critical Care
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 86
Published: 2nd October 2010
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.18