The Anesthesiology & Critical Care Drug Handbook presents information on over 2000 medications used in the care of surgical or critically ill patients. This is a must-have drug reference for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, intensivists and other critical care practitioners.
This handbook follows an easy-to-use, dictionary-like format, with medications organized alphabetically by brand and generic name. Each monograph includes up to 34 fields of information, including anesthesia and critical care concerns, use, dosage, monitoring parameters, and anesthetic drug interactions, where applicable.
Supplemental information includes a Special Topics/Issues section addressing perianesthetic patient management issues and an Appendix covering abbreviations and measurements, comparative drug charts, therapy recommendations and more. A Pharmacologic Category Index is included.
Updates to this Edition
- 51 New Drug Monographs
- New Monograph Field:
- Cardiovascular Considerations
- New Special Topic:
- Bariatric Surgery – Pharmacotherapy Implications
- New Appendix Topics:
- Compatibility of Drugs
- Selected Clinical Equations
Verna L. Baughman, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her BA in 1968 from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, with a major in both French and Biology. She then worked as a research editor/writer for the Encyclopaedia Britannica and as a hospital administrator. She attended Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University, Chicago, receiving her medical degree in 1981. Following an internship and residency in Anesthesiology at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago, she spent a year as a Neuroanesthesia Research Fellow. Her interest in neuroanesthesia has dominated her laboratory research program, with a focus on stroke and the effects of various drug therapies in ameliorating neuronal damage from ischemia. She is also interested in the effects of estrogen and menopause in relation to cerebral ischemia.
Dr Baughman has to her credit over 100 publications including original research papers, textbook chapters, and editorials. She has been an active member of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care for sixteen years. She currently reviews papers for Anesthesiology, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Stroke and American Journal of Physiology . She has been a visiting professor at many universities and a frequent lecturer at national meetings. Dr Baughman was cited in "Best Doctors in America" in 1995 and again in 1996.
Dr Baughman's interest in education is evidenced by consistently being voted by the resident staff as one of the best departmental teachers. She was selected to receive the 2001-2002 Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes quality teachers at the University of Illinois. In 2003 Dr Baughman was honored as the first Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care. She is also a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, evaluating new drugs and equipment. Dr Baughman is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care, International Anesthesia Research Society, and Stroke Council of the American Heart Association.
Julie Golembiewski, PharmD received her bachelor's degree in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has over 20 years of active pharmacy experience, with the majority concentrated in the areas of operating room pharmacy and anesthesiology. She worked in the operating room pharmacy at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, then went on to manage an operating room pharmacy at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE and The University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, MI where she also held a faculty appointment of Clinical Associate Professor in the Clinical Sciences Department at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Currently, Dr Golembiewski is a clinical pharmacist in anesthesia/pain at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (UIMCC) with a shared appointment in the Departments of Pharmacy Services and Anesthesiology. In addition, she holds the appointments of Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy and Medicine. At the UIMCC, Dr Golembiewski is a member of several committees including the Surgical Infection Prevention Team, the pharmacy resident research committee, the Medical Staff Committee on the Operating Room, and Graduate Medical Education committee for the Department of Anesthesiology. She is co-coordinator for the UIC Department of Anesthesiology for the Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference, as well as co-chair of the Perioperative Beta-Blocker Quality Improvement Team. Dr Golembiewski teaches second and third year pharmacy students at the UIC College of Pharmacy and serves as a clerkship preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
Dr Golembiewski has published extensively in the areas of anesthesiology and operating room pharmacy and is often invited to speak at professional meetings on topics related to these areas. She is on the editorial advisory board of Anesthesia Today and Pharmacy Practice News, and writes a regular column for the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Dr Golembiewski is an active member of the Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American Pharmacists Association.
Jeffrey P. Gonzales, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM is currently the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and holds a clinical practice in a 29-bed, state-of-the-art, Medical Intensive Care Unit. Dr Gonzales received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and then went on for specialized training with a Critical Care Residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital-Detroit Medical Center. Following his residency training, Dr Gonzales completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Care at The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, where he was the recipient of the 1999 American College of Clinical Pharmacy-Bayer Critical Care Fellowship Award.
After completion of his postgraduate training, he was the Critical Care Clinical Specialist at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and practiced in the Medical Intensive Care Unit for 6 years. During that time, he was awarded the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy Bayer Board Certification Award and became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). At the Cleveland Clinic, he was involved with medical and pharmacy resident/student education, precepted numerous research projects, and created the Critical Care Pharmacy Residency. He was a member of the Pharmacology Curriculum Committee, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He also received the 2004 Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of Pharmacy Research and Education Award, as well as the 2005 Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy-Pfizer Research Award. His areas of interests and research are sedation, sepsis, ARDS, pulmonary hypertension, and alterations in absorption in the critically ill.
Dr Gonzales is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).
William Alvarez, Jr., Pharm.D., BCPS received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy. After completing a specialized residency in Cardiology at The OSU Medical Center, he went on to hold a position at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) for 7 years as their Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist. His areas of practice included advanced cardiac life support, anticoagulation, cardiothoracic surgery, coronary care, critical care, and heart failure. He was actively involved with pharmacy resident training, cardiology fellowship training, and was the Program Director for the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Residency for 3 years during his time at JHH. He also served as a residency accreditation surveyor for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists during his time as program director. He has been a Clinical Instructor for The OSU College of Pharmacy, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He has authored journal articles, has given numerous educational programs for JHH, the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Chesapeake Bay Chapter, has conducted numerous clinical research projects, and has been a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 2002.
Dr. Alvarez has been with Lexi-Comp since 2007. He is actively involved in the publication of the Anesthesia and Critical Care Drug Handbook, enhancing the database with particular focus on the areas of critical care and coronary care, and working as an active participant in the Medical Science Division at Lexi-Comp.
Dr. Alvarez is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.