Palliative Pharmacy Care

Palliative Pharmacy Care

Pharmacists are practicing palliative care in a number of settings that include hospice, home care, outpatient treatment centers and hospitals. Palliative care is making inroads as a treatment model into other disease states not normally associated with a terminal diagnosis, such as chronic heart failure. Through the application of the principles of palliative care to these patients, therapy compliance and outcomes are improved. This book is both an aid to practitioners and a teaching text. It provides: a solid foundation for the history and principles of palliative care as well as more advanced sections on specific treatment issues such as cancer and pediatrics; symptom-management overviews for specific diseases and general health problems related to terminal illness; pain management guidelines; and, a model for setting up palliative care services. Each chapter also contains case studies with questions, key points, and clinical pearls.

  • Brand: Brand: ASHP
  • ASIN: 1585281654

Drugs in Palliative Care

Drugs in Palliative Care

While palliative care has adopted a holistic approach to treatment, medication driven symptom management ostensibly forms the critical aspect of care. Pharmacological therapy can be extremely complex because these patients often have coexisting medical conditions in addition to symptoms caused by their terminal disease. The resulting polypharmacy can be daunting for professionals and can negatively impact on effectiveness of care.Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Drugs in Palliative Care is a detailed yet concise handbook that will appeal to a variety of healthcare professionals involved in the provision of palliative care and medicines information. Divided into three sections it begins with an overview of pharmacology and prescribing advice then contains over 160 monographs of palliative care drugs, in an easy to use A-Z format.

  • Brand: Brand: Oxford University Press
  • ASIN: 0199660395

Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care: A Practical Manual

Psychopharmacology in Oncology and Palliative Care: A Practical Manual

This practical manual presents the main drugs and protocols currently used in the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders in cancer and palliative care settings and explores the principal issues involved in such treatment. Significant clinical challenges encountered in the psychopharmacological management of various psychiatric conditions are discussed, covering aspects such as side-effects and drug-drug interactions. Attention is also paid to the emerging theme of adjuvant use of psychotropic drugs for the treatment of symptoms or syndromes not primarily related to psychiatric disorders. In addition, practical suggestions are provided for dealing with special populations, including children and the elderly. The book is designed to be easy to read and to reference, with helpful concise tables and boxes. The authors include some of the most renowned clinicians working in the field of psycho-oncology.

  • ASIN: 3642401333

The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care

The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care

The syringe driver is a simple and cost-effective method of delivering a continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI). A CSCI provides a safe and effective way of drug administration and can be used to maintain symptom control in patients who are no longer able to take oral medication. There have been several developments in this field since the third edition of this highly successful book. The text in this edition has been completely revised, incorporating new treatment options and an extensive list of new compatibility data. This book serves as a valuable reference source, providing comprehensive review of syringe driver use and administration of drugs by CSCI. The first chapter provides an overview of syringe drivers and CSCIs, including a useful array of frequently asked questions. The second chapter provides information about the chemistry of drug incompatibility and degradation. The third chapter comprises revised and referenced information relating to most drugs likely to be administered by CSCI using a syringe driver. The fourth chapter discusses the control of specific symptoms that are often encountered when CSCIs are required. The fifth and final chapter contains an extensive, referenced list of compatibility and stability data relating to drug combinations administered by ...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0198733720

The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care

The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care

The syringe driver is a simple and cost-effective method of delivering a continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI). A CSCI provides a safe and effective way of drug administration and can be used to maintain symptom control in patients who are no longer able to take oral medication.There have been several developments in this field since the second edition of this highly successful book. The text in this edition has been completely revised, incorporating new treatment options and an extensive list of new compatibility data. This book serves as a valuable reference source, providing comprehensive review of syringe driver use and administration of drugs via CSCI. The first chapter provides an overview of syringe drivers and CSCIs, including a useful array of frequently asked questions. The second chapter provides revised and referenced information relating to most drugs likely to be administered via a CSCI using a syringe driver. The third chapter discusses the control of specific symptoms that are often encountered when CSCIs are required. The fourth and final chapter contains an extensive, referenced list of physical and chemical stability data relating to drug combinations administered via CSCI.

  • ASIN: 019956972X

Palliative Pharmacy Care (Chinese Edition)

Palliative Pharmacy Care (Chinese Edition)

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-1-1 Pages: 182 Publisher: People's Health Publishing House focused on the field of palliative medicine is to improve the quality of life and patient comfort. but many other medical intervention such as surgery. but may be inappropriate. Drug treatment is to control pain. difficulty breathing. nausea and other symptoms of the fundamental means. In hospitals. clinics and outpatient pharmacies and other places we will encounter patients in need of palliative care. so any place to make drug therapy more strongly dependent palliative care and are unable to operate from a pharmacist. Thus. the pharmacist is no palliative care organizations or services essential to the members. but with palliative care related professional educational resources are very scarce. Although there are other available educational resources. but seldom talked about or evaluate th...

  • ASIN: 7117148780

Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary USA

Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary USA

The Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary USA is a comprehensive compendium which brings together a wealth of essential therapeutic information about drugs commonly used in hospice and palliative care. This expanded second edition incorporates numerous updates, important new information, and many new topics. This book highlights drugs given for off-label indications or routes, and deals comprehensively with the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion. It is unparalleled in the range and depth of information it contains and an essential resource for oncologists and other specialists who care for patients with advanced cancer or other end-stage disease.

  • ASIN: 0955254728

The Syringe Driver: Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions in Palliative Care

The Syringe Driver: Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions in Palliative Care

The delivery of two, three, four, or even five drugs in the same syringe is now considered routine practice. A continuous subcutaneous infusion is an effective method of drug administration that is particularly suited to palliative care, where other routes are inappropriate. Palliative care patients frequently have multiple symptoms that require the use of numerous drugs; as the patient's condition deteriorates, the oral route is often no longer suitable and the syringe driver ensures continued symptom control. This route increases patient comfort as it avoids the need for repeated injections, plasma concentration levels of drugs remain constant, and it maintains the patient's sense of independence. There have been several developments in this field since the first edition of this book published, including new devices and drugs. There is also a wealth of stability date provided, covering an extensive list of drug combinations. The book consists of four sections. The first provides an overview of syringe drivers and continuous subcutaneous infusions, including detailed set up information. The second section provides referenced information about drugs that are likely to be encountered, including certain drugs that should only be used by, or on the recommendation of, palliative care...

  • ASIN: 019856693X

Palliative Pharmacy Care (2009-01-22)

Palliative Pharmacy Care (2009-01-22)

  • ASIN: B01FIWLBCA

Demysityfing Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing

Demysityfing Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing

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 pract...

  • ASIN: B008DKX4XO
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Role of the Pharmacist in Palliative Care

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At the end of this activity, participants should be able to explain the difference between curative care and palliative care; discuss the role of the pharmacist in a variety of palliative care settings; and recall a pharmacologic treatment strategy for common symptoms encountered in patients rece...

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The Mission of the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists

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In this clip, Rabia Atayee, PharmD, who is the president of the Society for Palliative Care Pharmacists, offers her thoughts on the society's mission in pharmacy.

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Hospice and Palliative Compounding

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Pharmacist Anyssa S. Garza, PharmD overviews compounding formulations for Hospice and Palliative Care www.rxwiki.com

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Dr Will Cairns - Introduction to management of delirium in palliative care

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Dr Will Cairns This video provides information for GPs about management of delirium for patients in a palliative care setting.

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