Anesthesia Drug Guide - Details

The Dirty Anesthesia Drug Guide was originally developed as a quick reference study tool for use during anesthesia training. However, after many updates and modifications, it has become a tool that all anesthesia providers should have with them everyday.

It is double-sided and measures 8.5" x 11". The colors are vibrant and it is finished off with a nice thick laminate for protection and durability.

It includes over 80 of your "Top Drawer" drugs and their usual dosage range, peak, duration, half-life (T1/2b), elimination, mechanism of action, and much more! Most users find the 'Miscellaneous' column very helpful. It states the NEED TO KNOW specifics about the drug, including what it does to hemodynamics, respiratory function, implications on ICP, histamine release, neuraxial effects, therapeutic indices, Pka's, context-sensitive half-times, when to use it with caution or avoid it completely, and much more.

The Dirty Anesthesia Drug Guide is an EXCELLENT study tool for all students of anesthesia. In addition, current practicing anesthesia providers can use this guide as a refresher, or as a quick reference for those times when you don't know what you need to know, and you need to know it RIGHT NOW. This guide has also turned out to be a great resource for Critical Care Nurses and all physicians involved in Critical Care. 

List of Drugs

  • Induction Drugs: Propofol, Thiopental, Etomidate, Ketamine, Versed
  • Narcotics: Morphine, Fentanyl, Sufentanyl, Alfentanyl, Remifentanyl, Dilaudid, Demerol, NON NARCOTIC-Dexmedetomidine
  • Neuromuscular Blockers: Succinylcholine, Rocuronium, Vecuronium, Pancuronium, Cisatracurium, Atracurium, Mivacurium
  • Anticholinesterase: Neostigmine, Edrophonium
  • Anticholinergics/Antimuscarinics: Glycopyrrolate, Atropine, Scopolamine 
  • Local Anesthetics: Procaine, Chloroprocaine, Tetracaine, Cocaine, Mepivicaine, Prilocaine, Lidocaine, Ropivicaine, Bupivicaine
  • Inhalation Agents: Nitrous Oxide, Desflurane, Sevoflurane, Isoflurane, Halothane Enflurane
  • Vasoactive: Nitroglycerin, Nitroprusside, Hydralazine, Nicardipine, Dopamine, Dobutamine, Ephedrine, Phenylephrine, Labetalol, Esmolol, Metoprolol, Vasopressin, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, Milrinone, Lidocaine
  • Obstetric: Terbutaline, Magnesium, Methergine, Hemabate, Pitocin, Nubain, Stadol
  • Fluids: Albumin, Hespan, Normal Saline, Lactated Ringers, Plasmalyte
  • Miscellaneous: Lasix, Zofran, Metoclopramide, Droperidol, Ranitidine, Terbutaline, Xopenex, Dantrolene, Lipid emulsion, Ketorolac, Narcan, IV Acetaminophen, Flumazenil


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