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Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Amer Soc of Health System
Publication date January 1, 2010
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781585281985
ISBN-10 1585281980
Dimensions 0.25 by 7.25 by 10 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Original list price $49.00
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Have you ever wondered if you calculated your patient’s dosage correctly?
Against a backdrop of the growing scrutiny of appropriate dosages, this textbook takes a fresh, new approach to helping health professionals strengthen care to and possibly save the lives of patients living with pain. This easy-to-understand and often humorous book is the most comprehensive to-date on opioid calculations for pain management and palliative care. It carefully walks clinicians through a five-step process for performing opioid conversion calculations in the real-world situations they often see. The book has case examples, simple charts and tables, and practice problems throughout on topics such as:
·         difficult conversions for methadone, fentanyl, PCA, and neuraxial opioid therapy
·         conversions between routes and dosage formulations of the same opioids and different opioids
·         titrating opioid dosages up and down to include dosage change and timing
·         calculating doses for rescue opioid therapy
Written by pain management expert Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson, the book gives helpful tips that practitioners should incorporate into their practices. It is a must for clinicians at all levels: hospice and palliative care physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists. Clinicians will come away with more confidence in doing the calculations, and higher service levels from the improvement in care.

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