Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pharmacology of Critically Ill (Fundamentals of Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine)

Most books dealing with pharmacology in intensive care focus on the drugs used to treat the illness or injury. This book addresses the other most important issue for those caring for the critically ill - how organ function will affect the drugs used, and how to adapt management accordingly. Contents include: general principles of pharmacology; absorption, transport, and elimination of drugs; modes of action drugs; renal failure; hepatic failure; cardiac failure; gut failure; brain failure; lung failure; and children safe prescribing habits. By discussing organ failure in all major body parts separately, as well as having authoritative chapters on the principles of drug interactions, "Pharmacology of the Critically Ill" provides a uniquely reference in this vitally important aspect of intensive care. Contributors from leading specialists around the world ensure that this book has international relevance.

This book deals with how changes in organ function can affect the way the body handles drugs. Most books on this subject deal with how drug treatments affect organ function. This book approaches it from the other way round.The information in this book will allow safer prescribing of drugs to critically ill patients. This is a clinical governance issue. Quality of care and quality of drug prescribing is vital to patient safety. With clinical governance and since the Audit Commission report on Intensive Care in the UK, this is even more spotlighted.

Book details:
Author:Gilbert Park,Maire Shelly,Ronald M. Jones,Alan R. Aitkenhead,Pierre Foëx
Publisher:WileyBlackwell (3 April 2001)
Size: ,906 mb


Related books:
Handbook of Critical Care Drug Therapy
Cardiovascular Physiology (Fundamentals of Anaesthesia & Acute Medicine Series)
Antiemetic Therapy
Poisoning & Drug Overdose

No comments: