Lexicomp, the drug information database, released an update earlier this month with two features of interest to Jeffersonians.
Drug Shortage Information
Lexicomp has partnered with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Drug Shortages Task Force, adding to sources including ASHP, ASPEN and FDA. Specific Lexicomp monographs for drugs with existing shortage issues now include direct links to SCCM’s recommendations for therapeutic alternatives.
Lexicomp has expanded its Medical Calculators module (Lexi-CALC™) by adding more than 40 new calculators covering various formulae and conversions requested by customers. This brings the grand total of available calculators to over 130. Among the additions are:
- TPN Osmolarity Determination
- APGAR Scoring
- Benzodiazepine Dosing Conversion
- Child Pugh Classification for Severity of Liver Disease
- Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimate by CKD-EPI Equation