Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing, 2nd Edition

Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing, 2nd Edition

by Mary Lynn McPherson Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE

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Overview

Praised by practitioners, 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, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, 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 life­limiting 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 detailed discussions of cases that demonstrate errors in opioid dose calculations
- 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, 2nd Edition, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585284306
Publisher: ASHP
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 220,617
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword.........................................................................................vii
Preface.............................................................................................ix
Reviewers ........................................................................................xi
Acknowledgments.........................................................................xiii
Chapter 1...........................................................................................1
Introduction to Opioid Conversion Calculations
Chapter 2.........................................................................................21
Converting Among Routes and Formulations of the Same Opioid
Chapter 3.........................................................................................55
Converting Among Routes and Formulations of Different
Opioids
Chapter 4.........................................................................................81
Titrating Opioid Regimens: Around the Clock and to the Rescue!
Chapter 5.......................................................................................117
Transdermal and Parenteral Fentanyl Dosage Calculations
and Conversions
Chapter 6.......................................................................................147
Methadone: A Complex and Challenging Analgesic,
But It’s Worth It!
Chapter 7.......................................................................................195
Patient-Controlled Analgesia and Neuraxial Opioid Therapy
Chapter 8.......................................................................................223
Calculating Doses from Oral Solutions and Suspensions
Chapter 9.......................................................................................239
Lagniappe: A Little Something Extra in Conversion Calculations
Glossary........................................................................................263
Index..............................................................................................265

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