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Jones and Bartlett Publisher’s Nurse's Handbook of Behavioral and Mental Health Drugs is the most practical, most up-to-date, and easiest to use nursing drug book!
Concise drug entries include:
Chemical and therapeutic classes
FDA pregnancy risk category
Controlled substance schedule
Indications and dosages
Route, onset, steady state peak, half-life, and duration information shown as a chart
Mechanism of action (many with illustrations)
Interactions with drugs, food, and activities (such as smoking)
Overdose signs and symptoms and nursing interventions
Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points
The Nurse’s Handbook of Behavioral and Mental Health Drugs, 3rd Edition also provides:
Dosage adjustments for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs;
Mechanism-of-action illustrations that enhance the detailed explanations of how drugs work at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels;
Warnings that highlight important facts you need to know before, during, or after drug administration.