Emergency Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Emergency Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

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Take control of life-or-death situations with Emergency Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. The latest portable, authoritative resource from ASHP closes the gap with immediate, life-saving information that pharmacists, students, residents and other health care practitioners need, all in one place. * Illustrative tables, figures and bullets instantly provide critical information.* Learn the role of each member of the code team, especially pharmacists.* Understand how to read, interpret and respond to an electrocardiogram.* Explore routes of emergency drug administration, including how and when.* Clinical pearls highlight the administration of specific drugs.* Go in-depth with an entire chapter devoted to treatment algorithms.In the classroom or clinic, no other guide provides such detailed, evidence-based focus on the pharmacologic agents used to manage the entire range of life-threatening cardiovascular conditions. Authored by national experts in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, all 10 chapters meet the latest national guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 127 x 177.8 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • 50 images
  • 1585282561
  • 9781585282562

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Emergency Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy: A Point-of-Care GuideBy Wiggins, Barbara S., PharmD, BCPS, CLS, AACC, FAHA, FNL; Sanoski, Cynthia A., BS, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS MedInfoNow: Doody's Review Services May 2012 [REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]Neela A. Bhajandas, PharmD(Temple University School of Pharmacy) **Description**This point-of-care guide is the first in the series devoted to the evidence-based practice of emergency cardiovascular medicine. Structured chapters are supplemented with excellent examples of medication/disease state algorithms, sample ECG strips normally encountered in daily practice, and an abundance of clinical pearls, as well as detailed patient cases to reinforce the material. **Purpose**The authors set out to provide a detailed, evidence-based focus on the pharmacotherapeutic management of patients critically ill with cardiovascular conditions. They intend it to provide instruction as well as serve as a reference for members of the healthcare team who are responsible for the care of patients with these life-threatening conditions. **Audience**Although this book is designed with the pharmacist in mind, virtually any member of the medical team, including physicians, nurses, and medical students/residents, will benefit from use this point-of-care guide. It also will serve as an excellent companion book for both pharmacy and medical students as well as those who are seeking specialty residency training in the areas of critical care and cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. The contributing authors are well-qualified specialists in their respective fields. **Features**Chapters are well organized, beginning with an introduction to the topic before moving into the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy for life-threatening cardiovascular conditions. Each chapter provides treatment algorithms and sample protocols and/or recommendations from current treatment guidelines. Clinical pearls and patient cases throughout the chapters help explain complex clinical problems that may arise in daily practice. Chapters dedicated to the specific treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias, are followed by detailed algorithms for the treatment of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). An abundance of information about critical care drugs is organized by medication class, mechanism of action, indications, role in therapy, dosing, adverseeffects, and administration. **Assessment**This is the only point-of-care guide in this field that provides an evidence-based focus on the management of life-threatening cardiovascular conditions. This portable reference will serve as a means of optimizing pharmacotherapy in the critically ill cardiovascular patient. All members of the medical team who wish to provide the most up-to-date management of these acutely ill patients will find this useful. ----------------------------------------------------------- Weighted Numerical Score: 87 - 3 Stars--Neela A. Bhajandas, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)"MedInfoNow: Doody's Review Services" (05/01/2012)show more

About Barbara S. Wiggins

Barbara S. Wiggins, PharmD, BCPS, CLS, FNLA, FAHA, FCCP, AACCBarbara S. Wiggins, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to this, she was a Clinical Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor for the University of Virginia School of Nursing, and Pharmacy Clinical Specialist in Cardiology at the University of Virginia Health System Heart Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Wiggins has also held an adjunct faculty appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Wiggins then went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.Some of her accomplishments include: the Junior Alumni of the Year Award from St. Louis College of Pharmacy; Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society; Merck Award for Clinical Research; and Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy with Added Qualifications in Cardiology. Dr. Wiggins has also served as a member of the Cardiovascular Expert Panel for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). She currently holds the office of Vice President for the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology, and is an elected member of the Pharmacology Committee for the Council on Clinical Cardiology for the American Heart Association and is a board member of the National Lipid Association. Dr. Wiggins has been awarded Diplomate status with the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) and is a Clinical Lipid Specialist. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, National Lipid Association, and The American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She was also awarded the designation of Associate of the American College of Cardiology.Dr. Wiggins has served as an abstract reviewer for ACCP, and for Pharmacotherapy. She has also served on various committees for ASHP and ACCP and is past Chair of the Cardiology PRN. Dr. Wiggins has also co-authored a chapter on chronic heart failure for the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program and is also the lead editor of a book entitled "Pharmacists Guide to Lipid Management." Cynthia A. Sanoski, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPSCynthia A. Sanoski, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson School of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sanoski completed a two-year fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. A frequent national lecturer, Dr. Sanoski speaks on numerous topics in cardiovascular disease management, the majority of which have focused on the treatment of acute and chronic cardiac arrhythmias. She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Archives of Internal Medicine, Formulary, Pharmacotherapy, Chest, and Journal of Pharmacy Practice. She has also written several book chapters on the management of acute and chronic arrhythmias and medication-induced cardiovascular side effects. Dr. Sanoski is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, for which she serves on several program and publications committees. She has previously served as Chair and Secretary of the Cardiology Practice and Research Network and Secretary-Treasurer of the Education & Training PRN. In 2007, Dr. Sanoski was elected as a fellow of the ACCP. She is currently Treasurer of ACCP and serves on the Board of Regents of this organization. While at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, she was awarded the University's Faculty Special Recognition Award in 2003. In 2010, Dr. Sanoski was the recipient of the Duquesne University Distinguished Alumnus Award.show more