Mosby's Drug Reference for Health Professions / Edition 4

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From Abilify to Zyrtec and nearly every drug in between, Mosby's Drug Reference for Health Professions, 4th Edition is the must-have portable drug handbook for every current or aspiring health professional in the field today. This updated edition features concise, reliable information that is easy to navigate, with alphabetically listed monographs for over 900 generic drugs (including 4,500 trade-name drugs, for both US and Canada).

  • Precautions and Considerations sections address key storage and administration details appropriate for a wide variety of health professions.
  • Abbreviated drug monographs organized alphabetically by generic name save you time finding need-to-know details for day-to-day practice.
  • Special drug information icons call your attention to important information necessary in emergency situations when a quick answer is critical.
  • Two-color design format highlights key elements and information for quick and easy access.
  • Lifespan content equips you with the answers you need when working with the elderly, pediatric and adult populations health professionals encounter.
  • Drug storage information arms health professionals with information about the extra care necessary to maintain drug potency.
  • NEW! A thoroughly reviewed and clinically accurate drug list that health professionals, practitioners and students can rely on.
  • NEW! E-book version has pill images from the website integrated into corresponding monographs.
  • NEW! English to Spanish drug phrases translator available on companion website.
  • NEW! 45 new monographs! Over 900 drug monographs in total supply you with the most current and inclusive drug information.
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: As denoted by the title, this is the second edition of a drug reference for health professionals. It updates the 2006 edition.
Purpose: Designed as an easy-to-use source of current drug information, it's geared specifically for healthcare professionals. Given the increasing number of medications, dosages, and routes of administration, this revision is needed. The authors meet their objectives in creating a comprehensive, no-nonsense drug reference.
Audience: It is written for a wide spectrum of healthcare providers and, given the list of consultants, contributors, and reviewers, the authors are experts in their respective fields.
Features: A short introduction begins the book, which then segues into the individual drug monographs, listed alphabetically by generic name. Each entry contains generic and brand name, drug classification, pregnancy risk, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, availability (capsule, solution, etc.), indication/dosages, contraindications, interactions, effects on laboratory and test results, IV compatibilities/incompatibilities, side effects, serious reactions, and precautions/considerations. When applicable, controlled substance schedule or other-the-counter (OTC) status information is provided. Several appendixes present general anesthetics, an English-to-Spanish drug phrase translator, and clinical chemistry information. A glossary and index end the book. The information is more than satisfactorily complete.
Assessment: This is an excellent drug reference for health professionals of all disciplines. Given the continuous introduction of new medications, new applications, dosage forms, and different routes of administration for existing medications, it is hoped the authors continue to produce future editions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323077378
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/11/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1744
  • Sales rank: 580,934
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 4.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents


A-Z Drug Monographs


A: FDA Pregnancy Categories

B: Normal Laboratory Values

C: English-to-Spanish Drug Phrases Translator


Commonly Used Abbreviations

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