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 provides information 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 often encountered 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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 966 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 34 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Andrew Dickman and Jennifer Schneider [have] produced a well-written, well-referenced, and efficient treatment of the modern syringe driver for subcutaneous infusions as used in palliative care. Importantly and distinctively, the authors combined laboratory data with clinical observations to produce both a useable and practical text. This book serves well as a reference for any medical professional who commonly or uncommonly interacts with, orders, or adjusts syringe
drivers with drugs for CSCI, even if not for use in palliative care. * R. Ryan Field, Anesthesia & Analgesia *
... an important addition to the bookshelf of any palliative care clinician, nursing or medical, whose patients require continuous subcutaneous infusion. * John Haberecht, Director of Learning & Development, Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education *
This book should be available in any hospice or palliative care service where CSCIs are used, which probably means nearly all of them. * IAHPC, Roger Woodruff *