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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This up-to-date drug reference focuses on improving patient safety by providing important information on 1,000 commonly prescribed medications. It is updated annually to ensure that the information remains current and accurate.
Purpose: The purpose is to present key information on the most frequently prescribed and clinically important medications in a user-friendly format.
Audience: This quick and easy reference has been created for students, registered nurses, and advanced practice nurses to help them in their practice settings. The editors have reviewed and analyzed the information provided for accuracy.
Features: Basic information, including mechanism of action, common usage/dosage, side effects, interactions, and nursing implications is presented in a clear and organized format. The book includes many useful tables and guidelines, as well as a comprehensive index.
Assessment: This very useful drug reference will easily fit in your lab coat pocket. The information is accurate and up to date. Due to size constraints, only the most frequently used medications are included in this book. This book retains its value by being revised yearly and maintaining a database of the most current information.