Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing / Edition 13

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Overview

As the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse grows, so does the need to be informed and knowledgeable about safe pharmacotherapy. The Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing provides reliable, comprehensive drug information in a format designed to help you efficiently prescribe for, monitor, and educate patients.

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Reviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This is a comprehensive, up-to-date therapeutic pharmacology reference book for advanced practice nurses. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: The purpose is to condense the volumes of pertinent information related to pharmacotherapeutic agents. This book presents accurate data in a clear and logical format. It is an important and comprehensive reference that can be used by all advanced practice nurses. The authors do an excellent job of meeting their challenging objectives.
Audience: The authors intend the audience for this book to be advanced practice nurses, in particular, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. The authors address their target audience, but they also can broaden the audience to include students in advanced practice nursing programs. The authors are extremely knowledgeable and clearly have done an extensive review of the curently available data.
Features: The book has been organized aphabetically for use as a quick and easy reference. Each monograph is clear and concise, providing information on pharmacokinetics, therapeutic purpose, dosing guidelines, and possible adverse effects. The introduction provides basic information such as pharmacology, guidelines for prescription writing, and a listing of approved abbreviations. There are many valuable appendixes covering a variety of topics such as over-the-counter medications, common herbal remedies, conversion information, and comparison charts of drugs in specific classes. The book is comprehensive with no obvious shortcomings.
Assessment: This book was a pleasure to review. It is a wonderful resource that will be well used. Drug information is ever changing and since this book has been updated yearly, the data remains current. I would recommend this book as an excellent addition to any advanced practice nurse's reference library.
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Intended for nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, this is the new edition of a handbook for clinicians that contains the critical and often complex information needed for prescribing drugs. In the introductory section, Turkoski (Kent State U.), Brenda R. Lance (Ritzman Infusion Services) and Mark F. Bonfiglio (pharmacotherapy resources, Lexi-Comp, Inc.) review basic pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles. Each of the alphabetically-arranged monographs contains pertinent data on pharmacokinetics, therapeutic purpose, dosing guidelines, and possible adverse effects. The appendix includes sections on topical antifungals, ophthalmic/otic agents, over-the-counter medications, common herbals, conversion information, comparison charts, and other relevant data. This book is similar to the publisher's , except for the introductory material. 4.5x8" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591953111
  • Publisher: Lexi-Comp, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 2099
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 2
Preface 3
About the Authors 4
Editorial Advisory Panel 5
Acknowledgments 9
Organization of the Handbook 10
Symbols & Abbreviations Used in This Handbook 14
FDA Pregnancy Categories 17
Safe Prescription Writing 18
Abbreviations and Symbols Commonly Used in Medical Orders 19
Basic Pharmacologic Concepts 23
Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacotherapeutics 23
Patient Factors That Influence Drug Therapy 28
Patient Education for Management of Common Side Effects 31
Alphabetical Listing of Drugs 35
Controlled Substance Index 1351
Pharmacologic Category Index 1353
Additional Medicines 1376
Adverse Reactions Information 1453
Calculations/Conversions/Laboratory Values 1462
Comparative Drug Charts 1478
Cytochrome P450 and Drug Information 1525
Food, Fluid, and Smoking Concerns 1534
Maternal and Fetal Guidelines 1542
OBRA Guidelines for Long-Term Care 1549
Overdose and Toxicology Information 1558
Treatment/Prophylaxis Guidelines 1567
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