2011 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide with Web Resources

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609132378
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/16/2010
  • Pages: 1536
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Consultants vii

Preface ix

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

Appendices 1249

  • Appendix A Alternative and complementary therapies 1250
  • Appendix B Preventing miscommunication 1260
  • Appendix C Patient teaching to prevent medication errors 1262
  • Appendix D Important dietary guidelines for patient teaching 1263
  • Appendix E Drugs that interact with grapefruit juice 1264
  • Appendix F Intramuscular and subcutaneous routes of administration 1265
  • Appendix G Medication disposal guidelines 1267
  • Appendix H Calculating pediatric dosages 1268
  • Appendix I Recommended pediatric immunizations 1269
  • Appendix J Recommended adult immunizations 1270
  • Appendix K Federal drug classifications 1271 FDA pregnancy categories 1271 DEA schedules of controlled substances 1271
  • Appendix L Cardiovascular guidelines 1272
  • Appendix M Normal laboratory values 1273
  • Appendix N Canadian drug information 1275 Narcotics, controlled drugs, benzodiazepines, and other targeted substances 1275 Adverse reaction reporting: Pharmaceuticals, biologics, natural health products, radiopharmaceuticals 1277 Canada Vigilance Regional Offices 1279
  • Appendix O Commonly used Canadian drugs 1280
  • Appendix P Topical drugs 1283
  • Appendix Q Ophthalmic drugs 1294
  • Appendix R Laxatives 1300
  • Appendix S Combination products by therapeutic class 1304
  • Appendix T Frequently used combination products by trade name 1332
  • Appendix U Hormonal contraceptives 1344
  • Appendix V Commonly used biologicals 1348
  • Appendix W Less commonly used drugs 1383

Bibliography 1427

Index 1429

A quick-access full-color photoguide to pills and capsules is found between pages 746 and 747.

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