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Overview

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A comprehensive, quick-access drug guide focusing on patient safety – written specifically for nurses!

McGraw-Hill Nurse’s Drug Handbook provides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence-base needed to safely administer more than 3,000 brand-name drugs and 1,000 generic drugs – along with important patient monitoring instructions specific to each drug.

For the safest, most effective drug administration possible:

  • FDA boxed warnings appear within each monograph
  • Special icons point out hazardous and high-alert drugs
  • Safety inserts explain how to handle hazardous drugs
  • Full-color 32 page insert covers Safe Drug Administration
  • Critical advice on treating adverse reactions
  • A streamlined design puts important information at your fingertips
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071756099
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1434
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Dwyer Schull, MSN, RN has been in the medical publishing business for more than twenty years. Prior to establishing MedVantage Publishing, Patricia held executive management positions with the top medical publishers in the world, managing major business units with annual budgets up to $72 million. Before entering the publishing business, Patricia worked in healthcare as a professional nurse.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Advisors
Contributors and reviewers
Preface and user’s guide
Part 1
Drug monographs A to Z
Safe drug administration
Drug compatibilities
Conversions and calculations
Drug names that look or sound alike
Tall Man Letters
Tablets and capsules not to crush
Identifying injectin sites
Monitoring blood levels
Effects of dialysis on drug therapy
Anaphylaxis: Treatment guidelines
Adult cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines
Pediatric cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines
Acute coronary syndrome: Treatment guidelines
Preventing and treating extravasation
Guidelines for handling, preparing, and administering hazardous drugs
Managing poisons and overdoses
Photogallery of common tablets and capsules
Part 2
Drug classes
Vitamins and minerals
Herbs and supplements
Part 3
Appendices
Appendix A: Common anesthetic drugs
Appendix B: Common combination drugs products
Appendix C: Adult immunization schedule by age group
Appendix D: Childhood immunization schedule by age group
Appendix E: Adolescent immunization schedule by age group
Appendix F: Normal laboratory values for blood tests
Appendix G: Drug infusion rates
Appendix H: Identifying life-threatening adverse reactions
Appendix I: Potentially inappropriate drugs for elderly patients
Appendix J: Hazardous drugs
Appendix K: Drugs that prolong the QT intervalAppendix L: Most commonly used drugs in nursing specialties
Appendix M: Top 200 most commonly presceibed drugs

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