Pharmacokinetic dosing calculators, dosing charts, and graphic dosing tools are available for aminoglycosides (amikacin, gentamicin, and tobramycin), digoxin, fondaparinux (Arixtra®), lithium, theophylline, and vancomycin. The purpose of these tools is to prevent dosing errors due to hand calculations, standardize the process, and decrease the time required to calculate an appropriate regimen. Other drug dosing calculators will be added as time permits.
Adult infusion rate calculators and drip rate charts are available for vasoactive drugs, anticoagulants, and other medications (amiodarone, argatroban, bivalirudin, diltiazem, dopamine, dobutamine, epinephrine, esmolol, fenolodopam, heparin, integrilin, insulin, isoproterenol, labetalol, milrinone, nesiritid, nitroglycerine, nitroprusside, norepinephrine, phenylephrine, procainamide, and propofol). The purpose of the infusion rate dosing tools are to prevent medication errors, standardized concentrations, and assist the nurse taking care of the patient.
The Drug Information section contains drug information on a specific drug or topic arranged alphabetically on separate A-Z web pages. Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee presentations, protocols, medication usage evaluation collection forms and results, and antibiograms are included.
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