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With over 1,200 updates on new drugs, indications, dosages, and administration, 2010 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide provides quick A-to-Z access to current, comprehensive, vital drug information. It contains complete monographs on about 800 common drugs and summaries of key information on about 350 less commonly used drugs in the appendices. Complete monographs contain generic and trade names, pronunciations, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule (if appropriate), drug classes, therapeutic actions, indications, contraindications and cautions, available forms, dosages, pharmacokinetics, IV facts (if appropriate), adverse effects, interactions, nursing considerations (including assessment, interventions, teaching points). The book also has a 32-page full-color photoguide to pills and capsules and multiple appendices that summarize key clinical information.
This edition includes over 15 new drugs. New icons identify dangerous drugs and newly approved indications.
A companion Website offers 200 drug monographs and patient-teaching aids.
Anatomy of a monograph
Guide to abbreviations
Nursing process guidelines
Preventing medication errors
Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name
A quick-access full-color photoguide to pills and capsules is found between pages 750 and 751