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Up-to-date and easy-to-use, Nurse's Handbook of IV Drugs, Third Edition is a reference for today’s nurses gives facts on hundreds of I.V. drugs from abciximab to zoledronic acid, organized alphabetically by generic drug name. The concise drug entries are organized consistently for quick reference and familiarity, and give the vital information you need to know about each drug before, during, and after its administration. Drug entries also include dosage adjustment alerts for elderly patients, for patients with renal impairment, and for others with special needs.
Chemical and therapeutic classes
FDA pregnancy risk category
Controlled substance schedule
Indications and dosages (including pediatric dosages when applicable)
Route, onset, peak, and duration information, set up as a chart
Mechanism of action (many with illustrations)
Interactions with drugs, food, and activities (such as smoking and alcohol use)
Nursing considerations, including steps for drug reconstitution, dilution, and administration; and key patient-teaching points.