Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses / Edition 12

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Overview

Safety 1st

The information nurses need…when, where, and how they need it!

Today’s most comprehensive nursing drug guide emphasizes safety 1st!

Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, Twelfth Edition always puts safety first…emphasizing the information nurses need to know to administer medications competently and safely…across the lifespan. Well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade name drugs reflect the latest FDA approvals and changes.

The TWELFTH EDITION at a glance…

  • NEW and UPDATED CONTENT
  • NEW! Free, 1-year subscription to Drug Guide Online (DrugGuide.com) featuring over 1,500 complete drug monographs, the latest FDA approvals, and much more.
  • UPDATED! Thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated monographs.
  • UPDATED! Evidence-based content related to pharmacotherapeutics.
  • UPDATED! Full-color insert, including photographs of “Tall Man,” high alert, and commonly seen drugs.
  • NEW! Additional headings for special populations.
  • EXPANDED! Herbal content.
  • UPDATED! Cost information for 200 top drugs.
  • UPDATED! Nursing diagnoses.

Patient safety and preventing medication errors

  • More high-alert coverage and patient safety information than any other drug guide.
  • Life-threatening side effects
    • most frequently encountered problems
    • “do not confuse with,” “do not crush, break, or chew” medications
    • how to avoid common errors, where appropriate.


  • Drug-drug, drug-natural products, and drug-food interactions.
  • How to administer medication safely by all routes, with information on…
    • preparation and mixture of oral meds
    • methods for parenteral administration, toxicity and signs of overdose
    • dosing considerations for patients with renal or hepatic impairment
    • much more!


  • Thorough Patient and Family Teaching Guidelines.
    • Well-structured and readable
    • Organized by generic drug name, with an index that includes generic and trade names, classifications, combination drugs, and herbals.
    • An engaging, easy-to-read style.



Safety 1st with Unique clinical and learing tools!

  • Online at DavisPlus (No fee. No password. No registration.)

A wealth of interactive activities, tools, and resources provide even more ways to ensure safety 1st.

  • NEW! Interactive Flash cards present the generic name of a drug on one side, and the brand name(s) and therapeutic classification on the other.
  • NEW! Audio podcasts feature information on how to use Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses • evidence-based practice and pharmacotherapeutics • NEW! pharmacogenomics • medication errors • special dosing considerations • and educating patients.
  • Animations demonstrate the administration and absorption of oral drugs and schematic brain illustrations depict the impact of certain DSM disorders and the effect of psychotropic medications on patients.
  • Video Clips illustrate the safe administration of medications.
  • Interactive Case Studies develop critical thinking skills through brief “real-life” scenarios followed by a series of questions with answers and rationales.
  • Select Tutorials provide an evidence-based overview of safe and effective medication administration. (A multiple-choice self-test for each topic helps students assess their mastery.)
  • And more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803623095
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 1488
  • Sales rank: 447,037
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

How to use Davis's drug guide for nurses
Medication errors : improving practices and patient safety
Detecting and managing adverse drug reactions
Special dosing considerations
Educating patients about safe medication use
Classification profiles 1
Drug monographs in alphabetical order by generic name 81
Natural/herbal products 1235
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  • Posted April 3, 2009

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    I LOVE THIS DRUG GUIDE

    I had purchased some others... I wish I would have bought the Davis Drug Guide first... I would have saved some money. I am a nursing student and I can't imagine school without this... I love it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2003

    From Nursing School to the Present-Davis Drug Guide has been my favorite

    New in nursing school, my first instructor told my class that she liked Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. I bought it for my own use. I have found all my questions about drugs and their uses, etc. answered in my Davis Drug Guide. It is much like a blanky for me, in that I know work registry and every facility I go to have a few new drugs, that they use, that are new to me, and I always find it in my drug guide. I like the paper that is used, it reminds me of the quality of the content and the materials I hold in my hands. The guide opens and lays flat for me, so that I don't need 4 hands to quickly look up the information I need. The book cover is always impressive and wears well.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    DOES NOT WORK WITH NOOK!

    The information is NOT very clear. This book as all eTexbooks can ONLY be used in a computer. You will not be able to read this book with you nook.that was my answer after 1/2 hour of been transfered from one operator to another to digital support. They say they will return my money back. They were all were very nice, but the first 2 employes had no idea eTexbook will not work with Nook. to bad this is a clinical book most nurses need it handy on the floor!

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    WORST!!!There is NO CD-ROM

    This is a brand new book, but there is no CD-ROM, which is supposed come with it. Read from the front to the back, all instructions repeat over and over how important that CD-ROM is; anyway, you can't find, and can't get it from the website either.

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