A syringe driver, or pump, represents a simple and cost-effective method of delivering a continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI). A CSCI provides a safe and effective way of drug ...
A syringe driver, or pump, represents 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, including a new chapter describing the compatibility and stability of drugs in addition to incorporating new treatment options and an extensive list of new compatibility data.
This book serves as a valuable reference source, providing a comprehensive review of syringe pump use and administration of drugs via CSCI. The first chapter provides an overview of syringe pumps and CSCIs, including a useful array of frequently asked questions and reference to needlestick injuries. The new second chapter discusses the reasons why drugs in solution are at risk of compatibility and stability issues. The third chapter incorporates revised and referenced information relating to most drugs likely to be administered via a CSCI using a syringe pump. The fourth chapter briefly discusses the control of specific symptoms that are often encountered when CSCIs are required. The fifth and final chapter contains an extensive, referenced (where possible) list of physical and chemical stability data relating to drug combinations administered via CSCI.Less