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Quick A-to-Z Access to Current, Accurate Drug Information!
The Lippincott Drug Guide 2011 with Web Resources, the comprehensive nursing drug guide for nurses and students, is now updated with more than 1,200 additions and changes to provide the most accurate drug information available.
This comprehensive drug guide incorporates the nursing process to provide extensive medication information, with complete monographs on 800 common drugs - including 15 new drugs - and appendices that summarize key information on about 350 less commonly used drugs. Organized alphabetically by generic drug name for fast access to the information you need, this resource helps you prevent drug errors and administer medications safely and accurately.
The information you need - when you need it!
The Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide 2011 offers:
More than 1,200 new additions, changes, and updates on indications, dosages, and administration Complete monographs containing generic and trade names, pronunciations, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule, drug classes, therapeutic actions, indications, contraindications and cautions, available forms, dosages, pharmacokinetics, IV facts, adverse effects, interactions, and nursing considerations - including assessment, interventions, teaching points. A new graphic "alert" symbol for drugs that cannot be crushed, cut, or chewed A 32-page full-color photo guide to pills and capsules Icons identifying dangerous drugs and new indications Interactions by drug-drug, drug-food, drug-lab tests, and drug-alternative therapy An appendix for best practices on disposal of medications An appendix of patient teaching to prevent medication errors An appendix with mini-monographs on over 200 less commonly used drugs
On the companion website - NEW drug information and resources! 200 drug monographs Continuing Education tests Patient-teaching aids Reference tools
Anatomy of a monograph xiii
Guide to abbreviations xvii
Author's acknowledgments xxi
Nursing process guidelines 1
Preventing medication errors 7
Pharmacologic classes 10
Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name 64
A quick-access full-color photoguide to pills and capsules is found between pages 746 and 747.