Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and clinical uses of fentanyl, sufentanil, and alfentanil.

@article{Willens1993PharmacodynamicsPA,
  title={Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and clinical uses of fentanyl, sufentanil, and alfentanil.},
  author={Joyce S Willens and Norbert R. Myslinski},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={1993},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={239-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the basic and clinical pharmacology of three opioids to assist in the nursing care of postoperative patients. METHODS The authors discuss the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of fentanyl, sufentanil, and alfentanil and compare them with other opioids. A discussion of the nursing care of patients who receive these agents both intravenously and epidurally is provided along with a nursing care plan. Common opioid-related side effects and their treatments are discussed… CONTINUE READING
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