Back to Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing, 2nd Edition
Praised by practitioners, students and instructors for its engaging approach to teaching a very complex subject, Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide for Effective Dosing, has long been the go-to guide for learning how to calculate opioid conversions. Now in its second edition, this reference is a must-have for clinicians involved in pain management at all levels.
Written by pain management expert Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations focuses on the calculations that practitioners use in actual practice, providing realistic scenarios for decision making. The revised edition covers the entire spectrum of opioid analgesics used to manage patients with moderate-to-severe pain and serious lifelimiting illnesses.
New in This Edition:
•Learning objectives and practice problems with solutions in each chapter
•New clinical cases throughout, including detailed discussions of cases that demonstrate errors in opioid dose calculations
•Expanded information on less commonly used opioids, including levorphanol and nalbuphine
•Important summary points at the end of each chapter
•Updated pearls, pitfalls, and fast facts
Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations, 2nd Edition, is designed to help practitioners including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and others develop a high level of skill in performing the required mathematical calculations associated with opioid conversions, plus the confidence to safely and effectively manage their patients’ needs for pain relief.
"…attention fellow palliative medicine enthusiasts: buy it, read it, reference it over and over. Use Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations to frame your clinic and your fellowship teachings and use it to bolster your own practice. It is an excellent use of both your money and your desk space.”
(Bethany C. Calkins, MD, FAAAPM, Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2020)
“It provides useful conversion charts, medication formulation lists, equations, renal function considerations, drug-drug interactions, and key clinical pearls. It is written in a clear and succinct style for easy reading.”
(Ryan B Feeney, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Doody's Review Service, 2019)