The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care - Softcover
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 when 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 was published, including new devices and drugs. The compatibility data are greatly expanded, covering an extensive list of drug combinations. The book consists of four chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of syringe drivers and continuous subcutaneous infusions, including detailed set up information. The second chapter provides detailed, referenced information about drugs that are likely to be delivered via a continuous subcutaneous infusion. The third chapter concentrates on the use of continuous subcutaneous infusions to control specific symptoms. Finally, an extensive list of compatibility tables is located in the fourth chapter.
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What...are the benefits of 'upgrading' to this new edition...[i]s it worth the investment? Will it make a difference to your practice? The answer to both these questions is undoubtedly, yes. The second edition is a 'must have.' I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If using or advising on CSCIs in clincal practice, having the first edition of The Syringe Driver is not good enough. The text itself is essential, but only the newest edition will do. (European Journal of Cancer Care, Vol 16)
A bestselling practical guide to this device - completely updated
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- PublisherOUP Oxford
- Publication date2005
- ISBN 10 019856693X
- ISBN 13 9780198566939
- Edition number2
- Number of pages344