Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing

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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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ASHP
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Aug 24, 2009
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208
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9781585282975
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English
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Medical / Pharmacy
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According to the authors, a drug-induced disease as an unintended effect of a drug, which results in mortality or morbidity with symptoms sufficient to prompt a patient to seek medical attention and/or require hospitalization. Since the first edition of this book was published in 2005, numerous drugs have been withdrawn from the market in the United States as a result of morbidity and/or mortality associated with drug-induced diseases. Despite best efforts to assure that all drugs are safe and effective, millions of patients each year develop drug-induced diseases. Every time a patient presents with a new disease or an exacerbation of an existing condition, someone needs to ask, “Could this be drug-related?”                Now in its second edition, this popular and essential comprehensive resource provides a detailed analysis of how to identify, prevent, and manage drug-induced diseases. Edited by James E. Tisdale and Douglas A. Miller, with contributions from experts distinguished in their respective specialties, Drug-Induced Diseases is organized logically and is easy to use for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and pharmacy students alike. Inside you’ll find: Chapters dedicated to each disease state. In-depth tables throughout each chapter. A new section on Drug-Induced dermatologic diseases. New drugs implicated as the cause of specific disease(s). The inclusion of the Levels of Evidence classification scheme for identifying drug-induced diseases. And much more.
Using language and organization aimed directly at pharmacy technicians, Understanding Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians offers more than 700 pages of practical applications, safety issues and error prevention, and illustrative cases that not only explain how but why. Throughout the book, anatomy and physiology are discussed in relation to
various disorders and associated pharmacotherapies to give the pharmacy technician students a context for how drugs work.

Students using this book will learn the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting that system, and their adverse effects. An emphasis is placed on practical applications for the technician. What types of issues will technicians encounter at work? What is their role in patient education? How do they work with the pharmacist?

Key features throughout the book:
77 case studies, including 249 case study questions More than 1,200 drugs discussed Pronunciations for difficult terms or words such as disease names Numerous figures and illustrations Alerts that point out areas of potential dangers or errors, including look-alike/sound-alike drugs. 335 practice points, including mention of any FDA-required patient medication guides, and any “special” drug storage and dispensing considerations, including beyond-use dating of open multi-use products. 110 commonly used and comprehensive drug tables. Chapter review questions
The book’s content is written to meet ASHP accreditation standards and, therefore,
is one of the most comprehensive books on the market related to pharmacology for
technicians. For additional resources related to the book, visit
www.ashp.org/techpharmacology.
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The unique orientation to pharmacotherapy found in the landmark Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach distilled to a concise clinically focused full-color resource


Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, Fifth Edition uses a solid evidence-based approach to teach readers how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate medication therapy. This trusted text provides everything readers need to gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of the pharmacotherapy of disease―and their practical application.


In order to be as clinically relevant as possible, the disease states and treatments discussed focus on disorders most often seen in clinical practice, and laboratory values are expressed as both conventional units and SI units. Importantly, all chapters were written or reviewed by pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians widely recognized as authorities in their fields.


The Fifth Edition begins with an insightful introductory chapter, followed by chapters on geriatrics, pediatrics, and palliative care. Each of the subsequent 98 disease-based chapters cover disease epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis, nonpharmacologic therapy, followed by therapeutic recommendations for medication selection, desired outcomes, dosing, and patient monitoring.


Features:
• The acclaimed patient encounter cases sharpen critical thinking skills and lend clinical relevance to scientific principles
• Chapter-opening structured learning objectives enable you to rapidly locate related content
• Icon-identified key concepts highlight the disease, patient assessment, and treatment
• A newly designed patient care process section models the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process
• Up-to-date literature citations support treatment recommendations
• Tables, figures, algorithms, and defined medical abbreviations reinforce comprehension throughout
• Includes valuable table of common laboratory tests and reference ranges


Covering everything you need to study for and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and ExCPT exams, Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, 3rd Edition makes exam preparation easy. Review the content you'll see on the exam with handy outlines, test-taking tips and strategies, and electronic flash cards. Written by noted pharmacy technician educator James J. Mizner, this complete review tests your knowledge and simulates the actual PTCB exam with 17 different, 100-question practice exams in the book and online. This edition is modeled after the updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint.A total of 1,700 review questions are included in 17 practice exams in the book and online.100-question format of each practice exam simulates the PTCB and ExCPT exams, with multiple-choice questions and the same balance of content, for a realistic test taking experience.700 electronic flash cards help you learn and remember facts by covering the top 200 most prescribed pharmaceuticals, top 50 herbals, abbreviations, and sound-alike drugs.Review content reflects the new percentages covered on the PTCB exam.A convenient outline format helps you to quickly review important information you'll see on the exam.Tips and suggestions prepare you for test-taking success by providing an insider’s perspective on what to expect and how to prepare for your exam when you have limited time. Seven practice exams in the book feature the same format and content emphasis as the national exam. Ten practice exams on the Evolve companion website in both timed and untimed modes help you identify any areas of weakness, and include instant feedback and remediation. UPDATED content includes current drug information and pharmacy practice procedures based on the new Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Blueprint.NEW! Chapter objectives provide a clear breakdown of content and goals for review.
Medicinal chemistry is a complex topic. Written in an easy to follow and conversational style, Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry focuses on the fundamental concepts that govern the discipline of medicinal chemistry as well as how and why these concepts are essential to therapeutic decisions. The book emphasizes functional group analysis and the basics of drug structure evaluation.

In a systematic fashion, learn how to identify and evaluate the functional groups that comprise the structure of a drug molecule and their influences on solubility, absorption, acid/base character, binding interactions, and stereochemical orientation. Relevant Phase I and Phase II metabolic transformations are also discussed for each functional group.

Key features include:
• Discussions on the roles and characteristics of organic functional groups, including the identification of acidic and basic functional groups.
• How to solve problems involving pH, pKa, and ionization; salts and solubility; drug binding interactions; stereochemistry; and drug metabolism.
• Numerous examples and expanded discussions for complex concepts.
• Therapeutic examples that link the importance of medicinal chemistry to pharmacy and healthcare practice.
• An overview of structure activity relationships (SARs) and concepts that govern drug design.
• Review questions and practice problems at the end of each chapter that allow readers to test their understanding, with the answers provided in an appendix.

Whether you are just starting your education toward a career in a healthcare field or need to brush up on your organic chemistry concepts, this book is here to help you navigate medicinal chemistry.

About the Authors

Marc W. Harrold, BS, Pharm, PhD, is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Mylan School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Professor Harrold is the 2011 winner of the Omicron Delta Kappa "Teacher of the Year" award at Duquesne University. He is also the two-time winner of the "TOPS"  (Teacher of the Pharmacy School) award at the Mylan School of Pharmacy.

Robin M. Zavod, PhD, is Associate Professor for Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, where she was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Faculty of the Year award. Professor Zavod also serves on the adjunct faculty for Elmhurst College and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Concise Review for the PTCB Exam is a comprehensive approach to preparing for the pharmacy technician certification exam. It does not try to cover every aspect about the field of pharmacy. Rather, it targets the information that is relevant to the certification exam. The text includes drug information, test-taking strategies, examples and practice questions that will prepare a student to pass the test the first time. . Instruction in all test areas: math, law, hospital, drug information. . Contains strategies you MUST know to ace the exam. . Over 750 practice questions that will familiarize you with the PTCB format and help you master the techniques taught. . Detailed answer explanations that will help you avoid making the same mistake twice. . Pharmacy calculations are completely worked out so that all math problems on the exam can be easily understood and solved. . Gives unique ways to learn many of the drugs that will be on the exam. . Includes three practice PTCB tests. All of these questions are similar to those that you will see on the actual PTCB exam. . Covers pharmacy law and hospital information in a way that will make it easy to recall the information. .Contains a list of the top 200 drugs with brand, generic, indication and class. About the Authors Brian Tuschl, Pharm. D., is the president of Tech Prep Solutions. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Houston and was presented with the Roche Preceptor of the Year Award in 2006. Dr. Tuschl currently serves as a member of the advisory boards of two local technical schools with pharmacy technician programs and also practices retail pharmacy in Houston, Texas. Christopher Ardoin, BSPharm, is the co-founder of Tech Prep Solutions. He is a preceptor with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. He is a licensed pharmacist in both Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Ardoin has over ten years of pharmacy experience in areas including hospital, compounding, and retail pharmacy.
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