Handbook of Drugs for Nursing Practice, 2nd Ed / Edition 1

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Overview

This comprehensive handbook covers more than 1,000 commonly administered drugs grouped by class to highlight the similarities and dissimilarities of related drugs. Key drugs help students focus on important drugs within drug classifications, and are highlighted with a special icon on the individual monograph and within the drug classifications section. The book features a strong nursing focus and presents complete information for each drug in a consistent organization of: generic name and pronunciation, pregnancy category, most common U.S. and Canadian trade names, mechanisms of action, uses, contraindications, precautions, dosage, preparations, interactions, rate (includes absorption, peak, distribution, and elimination), side effects, overdose, and nursing considerations.

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Reviewer: Nancy Fairchild, RN, MS, CAES (Boston College School of Nursing)
Description: This is the second edition of a reference handbook of drugs. More than 1,000 drugs are presented in 13 units by category (e.g., cardiovascular drugs) and organized by chapters covering a drug class (e.g., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors). Each chapter begins with a brief overview of the drugs with the prototype drugs highlighted and covered in more depth.
Purpose: Information for each drug includes its generic/brand name, mechanism of action, uses, contraindications, precautions, dosage (adult, child, elderly), preparation forms, interactions, pharmacokinetics, side effects, overdose, and nursing considerations.
Audience: This book is designed as a convenient drug reference for clinical instructors, students, practicing nurses, and nurses in retraining.
Features: It is of easily portable size and uses a two-column format. Icons indicate pediatric and geriatric considerations, and contraindications and life-threatening information are highlighted. The most common side effects of drugs are in small capital letters and life-threatening ones are in bold type. Tabs allow for quick location of a particular unit. The five appendixes cover medication administration (with illustrations), drug calculations, nomogram for calculation of body surface area, FDA pregnancy categories, and a controlled substance chart.
Assessment: This handbook is an up-to-date comprehensive reference that will be of value to both students and practitioners. Its readable, consistent format makes it easy to find drugs within chapters and to find specific information needed. Drugs are also listed by generic name in the index. All the information necessary to understand the drug and to administer the medication safely is included. The nursing application is nicely presented utilizing the nursing process format with emphasis on patient and family teaching. This book would be a nice addition to your library.
Nancy Fairchild
This is the second edition of a reference handbook of drugs. More than 1,000 drugs are presented in 13 units by category (e.g., cardiovascular drugs) and organized by chapters covering a drug class (e.g., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors). Each chapter begins with a brief overview of the drugs with the prototype drugs highlighted and covered in more depth. Information for each drug includes its generic/brand name, mechanism of action, uses, contraindications, precautions, dosage (adult, child, elderly), preparation forms, interactions, pharmacokinetics, side effects, overdose, and nursing considerations. This book is designed as a convenient drug reference for clinical instructors, students, practicing nurses, and nurses in retraining. It is of easily portable size and uses a two-column format. Icons indicate pediatric and geriatric considerations, and contraindications and life-threatening information are highlighted. The most common side effects of drugs are in small capital letters and life-threatening ones are in bold type. Tabs allow for quick location of a particular unit. The five appendixes cover medication administration (with illustrations), drug calculations, nomogram for calculation of body surface area, FDA pregnancy categories, and a controlled substance chart. This handbook is an up-to-date comprehensive reference that will be of value to both students and practitioners. Its readable, consistent format makes it easy to find drugs within chapters and to find specific information needed. Drugs are also listed by generic name in the index. All the information necessary to understand the drug and to administer the medication safely is included. The nursingapplication is nicely presented utilizing the nursing process format with emphasis on patient and family teaching. This book would be a nice addition to your library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815152408
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1372
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

CARDIOVASCULAR DRUGS
• ACE Inhibitors
• Beta Blockers
• Calcium Channel Blockers
• Antiarrhythmics
• Antihypertensives
• Antilipemics
• Inotropic Agents Used for CHF
• Vasodilators
• Vasopressors
• HEMATOLOGIC AGENTS
• Anticoagulants
• Hematinics
• Hemosatics
• Thrombolytics
• DIURETICS AND INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS
• Diuretics
• Intravenous Fluids and Solutions
• RESPIRATORY AGENTS
• Antihistamines
• Antitussives and Expectorants
• Antiasthmatics
• Nasal Decongestants
• ANALGESIC AND ANTIINFLAMMATORY AGENTS
• Narcotic Analgesics and Antagonists
• Analgesic-Antipyretics
• Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Agents
• Rheumatoid Arthritis Agents
• Antigout Agents
• Local Anesthetics
• GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS
• Antiemetics
• Laxatives and Cathartics
• Ulcer Medications
• Antidiarrheals
• Anticholinergic-Antispasmodic Agents
• GI Stimulants
• ANTIINFECTIVE AGENTS
• Penicillins and Penicillin Substitutes
• Cephalosporins and Related Agents
• Aminoglycosides
• Quinolones
• Tetracyclines and Chloramphenicol
• Macrolides
• Urinary Agents
• Antitubercular and Antileprosy Agents
• Antifungals
• Antivirals
• Antiparasitics
• PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS
• Antianxiety Agents
• Sedatives-Hypnotics
• Antipsychotics
• Antidepressants
• CNS Stimulants
• ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS
• Cytotoxic Agents
• Tissue-Specific Agents and Radiochemicals
• HORMONAL AGENTS
• Antidiabetic Agents and Glucagon
• Estrogens and Progestins
• Osytocics
• Androgens and Anabolic Steroids
• Fertility Agents
• Pituitary Hormones
• Adrenal Hormones
• Thyroid Agents
• Calcium Regulators
• ANTICONVULSANTS AND DRUGS INFLUENCING MOTOR CONTROL
• Anticonvulsants
• Centrally Acting Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
• Myasthenia Gravis Agents
• Antiparkinson Agents
• Neuromuscular Blockers
• IMMUNOMODULATORS
• Vaccines, Toxoids, and Sera
• Immunosuppressants
• OPHTHALMIC AGENTS
• Mydriatic and Cycloplegic Agents
• Antiglaucoma Agents
• APPENDIXES
• Medication Administration
• Fluids and Electrolytes Composition Tables
• Common Electrolyte Imbalances
• Combination Products
• Dietary Sources: Nutrients/Electrolytes
• Drug Calculations: Common Methods
• Weights and Measures
• Nomogram for Calculation of Body Surface Area
• FDA Pregnancy Categories
• Normal Lab Values
• Active Immunization of Normal Infants and Children
• Controlled Substance Chart
• Cytotoxic Agents
• Equianalgesics Tables for Narcotics
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