Mosby's 2012 Nursing Drug Reference / Edition 25

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Overview

If you are going to buy one drug handbook-- this should be the one. No other drug handbook enables you to access reliable drug information quicker. With an A-Z organization, each drug is easy to find. But what's even better is the fact that Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference gives you the most complete drug information for each drug, including uses, side effects, and interactions. Key nursing considerations are identified to help you assess, administer, evaluate, and teach your patients. Instructions for giving drugs by various routes (e.g., PO, IM, IV) are also included. You will ALWAYS find the latest and most trustworthy drug information in Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference by Linda Skidmore-Roth, a well-known expert in nursing pharmacology. There is a difference in drug handbooks-- put your trust in Mosby, the leading name in nursing publishing.

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of more than 1,300 generic and 4,500 trade-name drugs.
  • Organizes monographs alphabetically by generic drug name to allow for fast retrieval of needed information.
  • Includes comprehensive drug monographs containing generic names, Rx or OTC designations, pronunciation, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.
  • Provides concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations: assess, administer, perform/provide, evaluate, and teach patient/family.
  • Highlights IV drug information in one easy-to-find place, under theAdminister heading, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
  • Identifies high alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.
  • Features a nursing alert icon identifying considerations that require special attention.
  • Highlights common and life-threatening side effects for easy identification.
  • Features over 400 potential interactions between drugs and herbal products.
  • Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosages for newborns, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, hepatic, and renal patients.
  • Provides special Do Not Confuse headings so you can avoid administering the wrong drug.
  • Includes Tall Man lettering as recommended by the FDA to distinguish easily confused drug names.
  • Features 16 full-color illustrations that show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes such as antidepressants, antiinfectives and antiretroviral agents.
  • Features boldface route subheadings-- such as PO, IV, and IM-- under the Dosage and Routes andAdminister headings to help in finding information quickly.
  • Includes several detailed multi-product monographs that group all chemically similar forms of insulins, cephalosporins (1st-, 2nd-, 3rd-generation), contraceptives, and penicillins together into single monographs, with cross-references to the individual forms of these drugs.
  • Includes a Drug Categories section with nursing considerations and a list of common generic drugs for each category.
  • Offers a Combination Products appendix covering the forms and uses of more than 500 products.
  • Provides Black Box Warnings with alerts to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.
  • Designates Canadian brand names with a maple leaf.
  • Offers a flexible, water-resistant cover for durability in the clinical setting.
  • Includes free online updates with the latest FDA drug alerts, new drug monographs, tables of recently released drugs in the U.S., a listing of high-alert Canadian medications and controlled substances, links to useful drug-related websites, information on selected prescription drugs with potential for abuse, an extensive table of orphan drugs, a detailed table of AHA drug dosing guidelines, names and uses of commonly used herbal products, medications that may be inappropriate for geriatric patients, drugs metabolized by known P450s, a comprehensive Drug Name Safety reference, and patient teaching guidelines.
  • Includes monographs of 25 new drugs recently approved by the FDA.
  • Presents thousands of new and updated drug facts, including doses, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions, and nursing considerations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323069175
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/29/2011
  • Series: SKIDMORE NURSING DRUG REFERENCE Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 25
  • Pages: 1304
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Visual Guide to Using this Book (inside front cover) Formulas Nomogram for Calculation of Body Surface Area Drug Categories Mechanism and Sites of Action Color Illustrations 2010 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules for the United States Individual Drugs Bibliography

Appendixes: A. Selected New Drugs B. Ophthalmic, Otic, Nasal, and Topical ProductsControlled Substances Chart C. Vaccines and Toxoids D. Antitoxins and Antivenins E. Combination Products F. FDA Pregnancy Categories G. Abbreviations

Index Mini Companion CD-ROM IV Drug/Solution Compatibility Chart Syringe Compatibility Chart (inside back cover)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Doesnt work!!!!!

    the nook version does not work properly. I only have 3 books on mine and each time i try and open it, it freezes and never completly opens. I spent that money for nothing-can't use it.
    Dont buy....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Don't waste your money!!!!!!!!

    This is not user friendly, and is very slow. I am a nurse, and when I need to look something up, I need the information quickly. I will stick with the drug program on my iPhone, it is much better! I tried to submit without giving any stars, but it would not let me.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Doesn Does not work

    Cant get past the cover. Wish I would've read the reviews first! I hope I can get my money back!!

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