Geriatric Dosage Handbook / Edition 18

Geriatric Dosage Handbook / Edition 18

by Todd P., Ed. Semla Ed.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591953162

ISBN-13: 9781591953166

Pub. Date: 11/01/2012

Publisher: Lexi-Comp, Inc.

Overview Many physiologic changes occur with aging, some of which affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications. For many drugs, exact dosing guidelines for geriatric patients have not been established and most references do not specifically address the use of medications in the elderly. The Geriatric Dosage Handbook provides specific considerations

Overview

Overview Many physiologic changes occur with aging, some of which affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications. For many drugs, exact dosing guidelines for geriatric patients have not been established and most references do not specifically address the use of medications in the elderly. The Geriatric Dosage Handbook provides specific considerations when using drug therapy in older adults, compiled from the current literature and clinical experience. Benefits This resource contains geriatric-sensitive information throughout each drug monograph, including extensive content on drug interactions and drug dosing in the elderly and adults, as well as in patients with renal/hepatic impairment. Tall-Man lettering is used to help distinguish between look-a-like medication names. A complete Pharmacologic Category Index and Appendix provide valuable supplemental information. Updates to this Edition
• 32 New Drug Monographs
• New Appendix Topics ?Topical Corticosteroids - Antimicrobial Drugs of Choice - Perioperative/Periprocedural Management of Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapy
• Updated Appendix Content ?Immunization Administration Recommendations - Immunization Recommendations - Beers Criteria - Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Geriatrics - Treatment of Elevated INR Due to Warfarin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591953166
Publisher:
Lexi-Comp, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 2.50(d)

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