Pharmacological Basis of Acute Care

  • Yoo Kuen Chan
  • Kwee Peng Ng
  • Debra Si Mui Sim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Principles of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yoo Kuen Chan, Debra Si Mui Sim
      Pages 3-7
    3. Debra Si Mui Sim
      Pages 9-15
    4. Debra Si Mui Sim
      Pages 17-26
    5. Debra Si Mui Sim
      Pages 27-36
    6. Debra Si Mui Sim
      Pages 37-47
    7. Yoo Kuen Chan, Debra Si Mui Sim
      Pages 49-55
    8. Choo Hock Tan
      Pages 57-64
    9. Pauline Siew Mei Lai
      Pages 65-71
    10. Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Yoo Kuen Chan
      Pages 73-79
    11. Debra Si Mui Sim, Choo Hock Tan
      Pages 81-86
  3. Pharmacology of the Various Body Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Noorjahan Haneem Md Hashim
      Pages 89-100
    3. Yong-Kek Pang
      Pages 101-109
    4. Mohd Shahnaz Hasan
      Pages 111-118
    5. Sukcharanjit Singh Bakshi Singh, Jeyaganesh Veerakumaran
      Pages 125-130
    6. Nur Lisa Zaharan, Pui Kuan Lee
      Pages 131-140
    7. Kang Kwong Wong
      Pages 141-148
    8. Ramani Vijayan
      Pages 149-160
  4. Pharmacology in Special Circumstances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Ramani Vijayan
      Pages 163-166
    3. Lucy Chan
      Pages 167-174
    4. Pui San Loh
      Pages 175-180
    5. Carolyn Chue-Wai Yim, Debra Si Mui Sim
      Pages 181-190
    6. Hou Yee Lai
      Pages 191-196
    7. Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin
      Pages 197-204
    8. Suresh Kumar
      Pages 205-212
    9. Sook Hui Chaw, Kit Yin Chow
      Pages 213-218
    10. Choo Hock Tan, Ahmad Khaldun Ismail
      Pages 219-225
  5. Pharmacology of Special Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Yoo Kuen Chan
      Pages 229-237
    3. Marzida Mansor
      Pages 239-247
  6. Safety Issues in Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Kwee Peng Ng
      Pages 251-257
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


This book is the 4th in a series of Acute Care books written with the aim to address the NEEDS of health care providers when handling the acutely ill patients. Globally it has become apparent that the study of pharmacology and subsequent clinical training has not always adequately equipped young doctors with the ability to administer drugs to their patients safely and confidently, particularly in the critically ill patient. Compounding this issue is the lack of resource material related to these pharmacological concepts contained in one book that can help health care providers to understand and manage drug therapy in the acute situation. In spite of progressively newer and more developed  protocols, guidelines, algorithms and many other books addressing the technical aspects of what needs to be done, most health care providers still find it difficult to grasp the basic pharmacological knowledge and rationally deliver the CARE that is required in the acute phase of patient management.

The editors/authors have therefore aimed for a book that highlights topics and pharmacological issues pertinent to management of patients in their hour of need. This is a multi-author book but the style has been guided by 3 editors.

The editors have used a different perspective – that of normalizing abnormal physiological processes with pharmacological agents – to address the GAPS in a bedside to bench approach. The details are pared down but important principles/concepts are emphasized.


acute care administering pharmaceuticals pharmacodynamics pharmacokinetics safety issues

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoo Kuen Chan
    • 1
  • Kwee Peng Ng
    • 2
  • Debra Si Mui Sim
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Malaya, Faculty of MedicineKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Subang Jaya Medical CentreSubang JayaMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Malaysia, Faculty of MedicineKuala LumpurMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10385-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10386-0
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