Title Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations, 2/e
Subtitle A Guide for Effective Dosing
Author Mary Lynn McPherson
ISBN 9781585284290
List price USD 61.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 1200
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher ASHP - American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Praised by students and instructors for its engaging approach to teaching a very complex subject, Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing, has long been the go-to guide for learning how to calculate opioid conversions. Now in its second edition, this reference is a must-have for clinicians involved in pain management at all levels.

Written by pain management expert Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations focuses on the calculations that practitioners use in actual practice, providing realistic scenarios for decision making. The revised edition covers the entire spectrum of opioid analgesics used to manage patients with moderate to severe pain and serious life-limiting illnesses.

Inside this updated and expanded guide you’ll find:

  • Learning objectives and practice problems with solutions in each chapter
  • New clinical cases throughout, including a baker’s dozen of opioid conversion MIScalculation cases with detailed explanations
  • Expanded information on less commonly used opioids, including levorphanol and nalbuphine
  • Important summary points at the end of each chapter
  • Updated pearls, pitfalls, and fast facts

Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations is designed to help practitioners including pharmacists, physicians, nurses and others develop a high level of skill in performing the required mathematical calculations associated with opioid conversions, plus the confidence to safely and effectively manage their patients’ needs for pain relief.






Chapter 1: Introduction to Opioid Conversation Calculations

Chapter 2: Converting Among Routes and Formulations of the Same Opioid

Chapter 3: Converting Among Routes and Formulations of Different Opioids

Chapter 4: Titrating Opioid Regimens: Around the Clock and to the Rescue!

Chapter 5: Transdermal and Parenteral Fentanyl Dosage Calculations and Conversions

Chapter 6: Methadone: A Complex and Challenging Analgesic, But It’s Worth It!

Chapter 7: Patient-Controlled Analgesia and Neuraxial Opioid Therapy

Chapter 8: Calculating Doses from Oral Solutions and Suspensions

Chapter 9: Lagniappe: A Little Something Extra in Conversion Calculations



Target Audience:

This book is designed to train practitioners including pharmacists, physicians, nurses and others learn how to calculate opioid conversions. This reference is a must-have for clinicians involved in pain management at all levels.

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