The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care

Paperback | October 22, 2016

byAndrew Dickman, Jennifer Schneider

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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 providesinformation 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 oftenencountered 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 CSCI.

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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 sinc...

Andrew Dickman is the Consultant Pharmacist for Palliative Care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a project lead at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, University of Liverpool and was appointed Honorary Lecturer at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University in 2010. His job ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.01 inPublished:October 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198733720

ISBN - 13:9780198733720

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations1. Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions and Syringe Drivers2. Chemistry of Drug Incompatibility and Stability3. Drug Information4. Symptom Control with the Syringe Driver5. Compatibility Table

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`This book is well written and easy to navigate. It is a comprehensive resource in an area where professionals often lack confidence. The practical sections and referenced compatibility tables provide useful information on drug combinations that is sure to aid the decision-making process. Ahighly recommended, essential reference for any palliative care practitioner.' European Journal for Palliative Care, May 2013