The practical guidebook to conduct opioid conversion calculations with confidence.
The second edition is a must-read for healthcare providers involved in performing opioid mathematical calculations commonly encountered in the care of patients with moderate to severe pain, or serious/life-limiting illnesses. This includes easy to follow case studies, converting between opioids, dosage formulations, and routes of administration. The material remains focused and highly pertinent to calculations that are performed in actual practice. It also adds information on the new opioid Tapentadol and well as on multiple new opioid delivery systems.Each chapter begins with learning objectives. Multiple case examples are illustrated (e.g., sample cases with calculations). There are practice problems in the chapter, with solutions at the end of the chapter.