UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide: Pharmacy Department
I would definitely recommend this book to all staff with an interest and involvement in intravenous drug therapy.
The Pharmaceutical Journal
There is no doubt that nurses will find this small book useful. It should be available for consultation in any clinical area where drugs are administered to patients by the injectable routes.
Journal of Clinical Nursing
The safe administration of injectable medicines is key to patient safety. The NPSA recognises the use of injectable medicines is a high risk activity and recommends written information about injectables to be available at the point of preparation.
The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide is a practical, accessible guide covering many important aspects of administering medicines by injection. It provides clear, concise information on the preparation and administration of over 245 injectable medicines for adults, paediatrics and neonates. It is an essential resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals: it provides the key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines.
The Guide’s introductory section provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of injectable therapy, including the risks and benefits of IV administration, infusion devices, and pharmaceutical aspects of injectable therapy.
For each drug the alphabetically tabulated monographs provide:
New to this edition:
The Guide is also available electronically at www.uclhguide.com.
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Factors affecting patency of intravenous sites
Pumps used at UCLH
Allergic reactions to injectables
Monographs in alphabetical order
Index of monographs 333
24 hours abbreviations refer aciclovir administering medicines alfentanil aminophylline amiodarone Ampoule ascertain appropriate concentrations atracurium bolus Comments Infusion-related adverse compatible diluents compatible when diluted concentrations for infusion consult the monograph convenient volume diluted in G Dilution Rate Comments dobutamine dose drugs and ﬂuids esmolol excluding multidose vials Extravasation fentanyl ﬂuids For abbreviations ﬂush following data assume Formulation Method Dilution fresh infusion G or NS heparin sodium hours All preparations hypotension infusion and compatible infusion every 24 infusion ﬂuids infusion pump Infusion-related adverse events injectable Medicines intended for single linezolid medicine to ascertain medicines or infusion Method Dilution Rate mg vial mg/1 mL mg/kg mg/mL solution midazolam mL NS mL/hour mL/kg per hour mOsmol/kg NPSA risk rating NS or G NS Sodium ondansetron Osmolality patient preparations are intended Prepare a fresh propofol Rate Comments Compatibility Reconstitute remifentanil sodium chloride Sodium content syringe pump tazobactam UCLH undiluted unlicensed User guide Prepare