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The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care [Paperback]

Andrew Dickman , Jennifer Schneider , James Varga
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10 Mar 2005 019856693X 978-0198566939 2
The delivery of two, three, four or even five drugs in the same syringe is now considered routine practice. A continuous subcutaneous infusion is an effective method of drug administration that is particularly suited to palliative care when other routes are inappropriate. Palliative care patients frequently have multiple symptoms that require the use of numerous drugs; as the patient's condition deteriorates, the oral route is often no longer suitable and the syringe driver ensures continued symptom control. This route increases patient comfort as it avoids the need for repeated injections, plasma concentration levels of drugs remain constant, and it maintains the patient's sense of independence. There have been several developments in this field since the first edition of this book was published, including new devices and drugs. The compatibility data are greatly expanded, covering an extensive list of drug combinations. The book consists of four chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of syringe drivers and continuous subcutaneous infusions, including detailed set up information. The second chapter provides detailed, referenced information about drugs that are likely to be delivered via a continuous subcutaneous infusion. The third chapter concentrates on the use of continuous subcutaneous infusions to control specific symptoms. Finally, an extensive list of compatibility tables is located in the fourth chapter.

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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 2 edition (10 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019856693X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198566939
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What...are the benefits of 'upgrading' to this new edition...[i]s it worth the investment? Will it make a difference to your practice? The answer to both these questions is undoubtedly, yes. The second edition is a 'must have.' I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If using or advising on CSCIs in clincal practice, having the first edition of The Syringe Driver is not good enough. The text itself is essential, but only the newest edition will do. (European Journal of Cancer Care, Vol 16)

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A bestselling practical guide to this device - completely updated

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 21 May 2009
By Radonc1
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This is an absolute " must have" for any physician in Palliative care management as well as doctors involved in cancer care such as medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. It is very well laid out regarding the chapters. Its best feature is at the end where it outlines which drugs are compatible in the driver and which are not. Even though it is small it is an excellent resource for management of the terminally ill.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect condition 10 Feb 2013
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I have used this book at work and have found it a fantastic resource, so with changing jobs I wanted to buy my own copy. I bought this book as secondhand but it came in perfect condition it doesn't even look like its ever been opened. Very happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 21 Nov 2012
By Suzanne
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This book is a brilliant reference.
Easy to use with all the information I need to enhance my job.
If it is re published I would consider an update.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book: the Syringedriver 4 Oct 2012
By Ankie
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Very good book, with practical advices for how to use/combine various drugs in the syringe driver. Excellent for everybody who is working with the syringe driver in palliative care.
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