|Nursing Drug Handbook|
Nursing - Pharmacology|
The 35th edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses provides complete monographs for more than 900 generic and thousands of brand-name drugs. Monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use and focus on the practical information that nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pronunciation key, pregnancy risk category, pharmacologic class, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms, indications and dosages, administration (with drug incompatibities for I.V. drugs), action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, duration, and half-life), adverse reactions, interactions, effects on lab test results, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching.
Also includes chapters on general drug information (pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacogenomics, safe drug administration, therapeutic classifications) and numerous appendices. Text is complemented by free Toolkit containing hundreds of online resources.
You can also count on Nursing2015 Drug Handbook to tell you unapproved, off-label drug uses so youll always know why a drug is prescribed. And, this year, be a more confident nurse with fingertip access to
24 NEW FDA-approved drugs
NEW! Safety information: Preventing and treating extravasation, Preventing exposure to hazardous drugs
NEW! Indication & Dosage Appendices--Nutritional supplements, Antacids, Laxatives
NEW coverage of pharmacogenomics.
With the safeguards youll find only in the Nursing2015 Drug Handbook, its easier than ever to stay current on the 2,821 latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most common medication errors:
Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populations
Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes
Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than in any previous edition!
Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that occur with 1% & greater frequency, with special emphasis on life-threatening adverse reactions
Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespan
Combination drug section
Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information in appendices
Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages
FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs
Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix provides essential information, including indications and dosages for very infrequently used drugs
Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriate
Robust Web Toolkit with hundreds of tools and resources, including monthly drug updates, warnings, and news capsules
Safe Drug Administration chapter focuses on the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues (such as REMS), preventing and treating extravasation, and preventing exposure to hazardous drugs
Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more.
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