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Protect the patients in your care with The 2013 EDITION DELMAR NURSE'S DRUG HANDBOOK™. A trusted reference for over 20 years, this essential handbook clearly describes the uses, side effects, contraindications, actions, and dosages for more than 770 FDA-approved drugs. Each entry also provides important nursing implications and client teaching information for effective drug administration and improved patient communication. A convenient tool at the nurse's station or on the floor, The 2013 EDITION DELMAR NURSE'S DRUG HANDBOOK™ also offers an optional iPhone/iPod Touch application that puts the entire drug guide and enhanced search options within your reach when and where you need it most.
PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO A DRUG MONOGRAPH CHAPTER A-Z Listing of Drugs CHAPTER Therapeutic Drug Classifications Alkylating Agents Alpha-1-Adrenergic Blocking Agents Aminoglycosides Amphetamines and Derivatives Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors Antianginal Drugs—Nitrates/Nitrites Antiarrhythmic Drugs Anticonvulsants Antidepressants, Tricyclic Antidiabetic Agents: Hypoglycemic Agents Antidiabetic Agents: Insulins Antiemetics Antihistamines (H1 Blockers) Antihyperlipidemic Agents—HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors Antihypertensive Agents Anti-Infective Drugs Antineoplastic Agents Antiparkinson Agents Antipsychotic Agents, Phenothiazines Antiviral Drugs Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents Calcium Channel Blocking Agents Calcium Salts Cephalosporins Cholinergic Blocking Agents vi Table of Contents Corticosteroids Diuretics, Loop Diuretics, Thiazides Estrogens Fluoroquinolones Heparins, Low Molecular Weight Herbs Histamine H2 Antagonists Laxatives Narcotic Analgesics Narcotic Antagonists Neuromuscular Blocking Agents Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Oral Contraceptives: Estrogen-Progesterone Combinations Penicillins Progesterone and Progestins Proton Pump Inhibitors Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists (Antimigraine Drugs) Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting Sulfonamides Sympathomimetic Drugs Tetracyclines Thyroid Drugs Tranquilizers/Antimanic Drugs/Hypnotics Vaccines Vitamins APPENDIX 1: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Symbols APPENDIX 2: Medication Errors: The Importance of Reporting APPENDIX 3: Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada APPENDIX 4: Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned APPENDIX 5: Calculating Body Surface Area and Body Mass Index APPENDIX 6: Elements of a Prescription APPENDIX 7: Easy Formulas for IV Rate Calculation APPENDIX 8: List of Combination Drugs APPENDIX 9: Drug/Food Interactions APPENDIX 10: Drugs Whose Effects are Modified by Grapefruit Juice APPENDIX 11: Drugs That Should Not Be Crushed APPENDIX 12: National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) APPENDIX 13: Cultural Aspects of Medicine Therapy APPENDIX 14: Common Spanish Phrases and Terms Used in a Health Care Setting APPENDIX 15: Medication Reconciliation/Overdose/Misuse IV INDEX INDEX