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Noted for its consistency, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, this complete, IV drug reference provides more than 350 drug monographs presented in a clinically useful format. The 2002 edition of this best-selling handbook includes 11 new monographs for FDA-approved IV drugs and hundreds of new drug facts new dosage adjustments, indications, interactions, side effects, precautions, and additional disease-specific dosages. It also provides the latest IV drug dilution and dosage charts, and incorporates a special "Alert" icon when additional material must be reviewed before proceeding.An impressive, new Intravenous Medications website supports the book with updated information on less frequently used diagnostic agents and provides links to additional information about drugs recently withdrawn from the market, new drug safety information, and other news related to intravenous therapy.
(Includes FREE MERLIN website at:www.harcourthealth.com/merlin/nursingdrugupdates/Gahart/)
How to Use this Book · Format and Content of Intravenous Medications · Key to Abbreviations · Important IV Therapy Facts · IV Drugs, A-Z · Appendixes · Recommendations for the Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs · Alternate Choices for Infrequently Used Drugs · FDA Pregnancy Categories · Information for Patients Receiving Immunosuppressive Agents · General Dilution · National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Grading Criteria · Index · Solution Compatibility Chart