This book covers the technical, practical and legal aspects that you should consider before prescribing or administering drugs via enteral feeding tubes.
Published in conjunction with the British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group, the Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes
furnishes you with the background knowledge to inform clinical decision making as well as providing over 400 drug monographs.
This new edition features:
- 29 brand new monographs
- 404 updated monographs
- a brand new chapter on medicines optimisation.
An essential resource for pharmacists, doctors, nurses, dieticians in hospitals, community pharmacists, GPs and anyone else involved in administering drugs to patients with limited GI access.
This book supports the safe and effective prescribing and administration of drugs via enteral feeding tubes.
2. Types of enteral feeding tubes
3. Flushing enteral feeding tubes
4. Restoring and maintaining patency of enteral feeding tubes
5. Drug therapy review
6. Choice of medication formulation
7. The legal and professional consequences of administering drugs via enteral feeding tubes
8. Health and safety and clinical risk management
9. Syringes and ports
10. Defining interactions
11. Medicines optimisation
Individual drug monographs
...drug monographs are organized in a way that allows quick access to information and it is very easy to determine if the medication is safe to be administered through the enteral route. Information is current and properly referenced...
...This is a convenient and useful guide to have on the medical floor as a point of care reference for nurses, pharmacists, or any healthcare providers..."
Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD, Doody's Notes, May 2015.
From the reviews of the previous edition:
"This evidence-based text fills a gap in the market for detailed information on drugs administered via enteral feeding tubes. The only publication to bring together into one resource the legal, ethical, pharmaceutical and practical issues surrounding the administration of drugs using this method...
...This handbook would be extremely useful in hospitals, long-term care/rehabilitation settings, and skilled nursing facilities where patients may require feedings tubes for a prolonged period of time."
Jamila Stanton, PharmD, BCPS (Temple University School of Pharmacy), Doody's Notes, Feb 2011
"Monographs on over 360 drugs are included, providing information that is useful to pharmacists in preparing medication for enteral tube administration. Preparation steps and formulations are included and the information is well documented. Equipment used is also presented and diagrammed for easier understanding. This book is invaluable to those pharmacists preparing medication for administration via enteral feeding tubes."
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Feb 2011