2008 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals / Edition 24

2008 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals / Edition 24

by Betty L. Gahart, Adrienne R. Nazareno
     
 

Use the IV drug reference more health professionals trust. The #1 bestselling IV drug handbook for 35 years is published annually to provide the most current IV drug information possible. The 2008 edition is updated throughout with hundreds of new drug facts and 8 new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA. This portable IV drug handbook includes all essential data for… See more details below

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Use the IV drug reference more health professionals trust. The #1 bestselling IV drug handbook for 35 years is published annually to provide the most current IV drug information possible. The 2008 edition is updated throughout with hundreds of new drug facts and 8 new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA. This portable IV drug handbook includes all essential data for administering more than 350 FDA-approved generic IV drugs. The alphabetical organization - as well as indexing by generic name, all common trade names, and pharmacologic action - makes drugs easy to find. Its clinically useful format and consistent, comprehensive, and reliable information are hallmarks of this bestseller.

  • UNIQUE! Acclaimed as the #1 intravenous drug reference for 35 years and trusted for accuracy and comprehensive coverage of more than 350 intravenous drugs.
  • Provides complete information for each drug including generic name (with a phonetic pronunciation guide), common trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, compatibilities and incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses (including unlabeled uses), contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidotes.
  • Lists IV drugs alphabetically by generic name with indexes of drugs by generic name, trade name, and drug category for quick clinical reference.
  • UNIQUE! Displays dosing information on a single page or a two-page spread.
  • Highlights dose variances for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients in separate sections to provide age-specific dosing information.
  • UNIQUE! Includes over 100 charts detailing dosing and dilution guidelines, recommended dose modifications, combination schedules, infusion rates, and more.
  • Uses extensive cross referencing within individual drug descriptions to ensure all pertinent information is readily accessible.
  • Portable size and flexible spiral binding make it ideal for use in any setting.
  • Presents General Dilution Charts and a Solution Compatibility Chart inside the front and back covers for fast, easy reference.
  • Provides quick, valuable guidance with IV Therapy Facts and appendices.
  • Identifies Canadian-only drugs with a maple leaf icon.
  • PDA version available for use with portable handheld devices (ISBN: 978-0-323-05380-8).

  • Access full details for 8 new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA, making this the most complete and current IV drug reference available.
  • Quickly reference hundreds of new and updated drug facts, including new dosage adjustments, indications, interactions, compatibilities, side effects, precautions, and additional disease-specific dosages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323045537
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Series:
Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1408
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 7.66(h) x 1.81(d)

Table of Contents

General Dilution Charts (inside front cover and facing page)

How to Use This Book

Evolve Website Information

Format and Content of Intravenous Medications

Key to Abbreviations

Important IV Therapy Facts

Resources

IV Drugs

Appendixes:

A. Recommendations for the Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs

B. FDA Pregnancy Categories

C. Information for Patients Receiving Immunosuppressive Agents

D. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Grading Criteria

E. Recently Approved Drugs

Index

Solution Compatibility Chart (last page and inside back cover)

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