Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics

A Basic Reader

  • Mark┬áTomlin

Part of the Competency-Based Critical Care book series (CBCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sue Hill
    Pages 1-11
  3. David Brown, Mark Tomlin
    Pages 13-52
  4. Kenwyn James, Spike Briggs, Rob Lewis, Mike Celinski
    Pages 53-66
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 67-70

About this book


Effective drug administration is a crucial skill for any practitioner working in the critical care unit. This book, in providing a concise account of the fundamental principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, equips the critical care physician for such a task. In addition to the principles of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, this volume alerts the reader to factors that affect drug action such as disease, pregnancy and age, and advises on how to adjust drug dosages accordingly. The specialist therapeutics covered comprise drugs targeting the gastro-intestinal tract, sedation, non-opioid analgesia and opiates. A quick and easy reference, this volume will prove a valuable asset for both trainees and fully qualified practitioners in critical care. Mark Tomlin, BPharm MSc is a consultant pharmacist in critical care at Southampton General Hospital in the UK.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark┬áTomlin
    • 1
  1. 1.SouthamptonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-145-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-146-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-9998
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3383
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