Archive Surgical Drugs Guide 2004

Introduction
Purchasing Surgical Drugs: A Science and an Art

Understanding Inhaled General Anesthetics
These drugs are complete anesthetics, providing analgesia, hypnosis and amnesia. Here's what you need to know about how they work.

10 Tips for Improved Local Anesthesia
Easy-to-implement strategies for more effective use of local anesthetics.

Understanding Antiemetic Medications
Focusing on improved outcomes may make these high-cost medications easier to stomach.

The ABCs of Antibiotics
Confused by the multitude of issues surrounding the selection and administration of antibiotics? Here's help.

The Basics of Non-Opioid Analgesics
NSAIDs play a significant role in managing perioperative and traumatic pain in cases where using opioids is inappropriate.

What You Should Know About Opioids
These potent pain relievers offer significant analgesia but also carry the risk of serious side effects, tolerance and dependence.

The Ins and Outs of Intravenous Sedation
A look at the drugs and techniques used to administer minimal, moderate and deep sedation.

How Do Pain Pumps Work?
Here's what you need to know about these useful tools for controlling post-op pain.

A Guide to Generics
What you need to know to safely switch from a brand-name drug.

Anesthesia and Herbal Medications
These eight common medications your patients may be taking can cause serious perioperative problems.

Eliminating Medication Errors
From prescribing to dispensing to administering, we need to analyze the entire medication process to minimize the risk of errors.

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