Neurocritical Care PharmacotherapyA Clinician's Manual

Neurocritical Care PharmacotherapyA Clinician's Manual

Eelco F.M. Wijdicks and Sarah L. Clark

Print publication date: Apr 2018

ISBN: 9780190684747

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Drugs are used to treat, salvage, and protect the brain. This book provides information on how to prescribe and monitor the drugs most frequently used in the emergency department and the neurosciences critical care unit. Each drug is discussed in great detail to allow for its efficient use and to allow the recognition of drug-related problems. The book explains how these drugs work and what the body does with the drug in the acutely ill neurologic patient. It provides guidance on how these drugs are best administered and revisits how we can most effectively practice medication reconciliation. This manual has multiple useful concise tables and graphs summarizing over 150 drugs.