Nurse's Handbook of Behavioral and Mental Health Drugs / Edition 1

Nurse's Handbook of Behavioral and Mental Health Drugs / Edition 1

by Kevin D. Dodds
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930138342

ISBN-13: 9781930138346

Pub. Date: 05/10/2002

Publisher: Blanchard & Loeb Publishers

This up-to-date and easy-to-use handbook gives you: Accurate, reliable facts on hundreds of drugs presented alphabetically. Concise drug entries that are organized consistently for quick reference.- Vital information you need to know about each drug: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category, and controlled substance schedules. Indications…  See more details below

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This up-to-date and easy-to-use handbook gives you: Accurate, reliable facts on hundreds of drugs presented alphabetically. Concise drug entries that are organized consistently for quick reference.- Vital information you need to know about each drug: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category, and controlled substance schedules. Indications and dosages, route, onset, steady state, peak, half-life and duration. Mechanism of action. Incompatibilities, contraindications, and interactions with drugs, food, and activities. Adverse reactions and overdose signs and symptoms and nursing interventions. Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points.- Special Features: Dosage adjustments for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs. Mechanism-of-action illustrations that show how drugs work at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels. Warnings of important facts you need to know before, during, or after drug administration.- Additional Reference Sections: The nurse's role in all aspects of behavioral and mental health drug therapy. How behavioral and mental health drugs work. Classification of seizures. Common sources of caffeine that patients should avoid when taking a psychostimulant. Herbal remedies with psychotropic effects

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930138346
Publisher:
Blanchard & Loeb Publishers
Publication date:
05/10/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
636
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Advisors. Reviewers and Clinical Consultants. How to Use This Book. Foreword. How Behavioral and Mental Health Drugs Work. The Role of the Nurse in Behavioral and Mental Health Drug Therapy.- Individual Drugs: A-Z.- Appendices: Seizure Classification. Cytochrome P450 Enzyme System. Commonly Abused Drugs. Common Sources of Caffeine. Common Sources of Tyramine. Drugs that Cause Serotonin Syndrome. Psychotropic Herbal Remedies. Treating Drug Overdose. Body Mass Index. Mechanism of Action Illustrations. Weights and Equivalents. Abbreviations.- Index

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