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Nurse's Pocket Drug Reference 2007
     

Nurse's Pocket Drug Reference 2007

by Judith Barberio
 

Updated annually!

Up-to-the-minute coverage of 1000 of the most commonly prescribed medications

Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, here is everything you need to know when prescribing and administering medications:

  • Common Usage
  • Mechanism of action
  • Dosage
  • Side effect
  • Drug interactions
  • Laboratory

Overview

Updated annually!

Up-to-the-minute coverage of 1000 of the most commonly prescribed medications

Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, here is everything you need to know when prescribing and administering medications:

  • Common Usage
  • Mechanism of action
  • Dosage
  • Side effect
  • Drug interactions
  • Laboratory test findings
  • Nursing implications
  • Patient education for each drug and herb
  • New drugs approved by the FDA
  • New tables, including the WHO analgesic ladder for pain, guidelines for asthma management, and much more
  • New list of medicinal herbs

Judith Barberio, PhD, RN, ANPC, GNPC, SNC is Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey College of Nursing.

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS, is Bernard W. Godwin Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer, Chairman of the Department of Urology, and Director of Urologic Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Krysia Warren Hudson, MS, RNC (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This quick drug reference guide is presented in black and white and abbreviated where possible, making it a small resource guide.
Purpose: This is meant to be a "must know" guide for nurses of all levels. This is a worthy objective, but drug reference content varies from the student nurse to the nurse practitioner. I like the small size, but the black-and-white format does not make for a quick read.
Audience: This book is targeted to student nurses, nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses. It is too complex for student nurses — it does not single out the most crucial or most frequent issues. This could be a nice pocket guide for a nurse or nurse practitioner, although a nurse practitioner would find this guide basic and not useful for prescriptive purposes. One author is a nurse and the other is a physician.
Features: This book covers the most commonly used drugs and its compact size is a plus. There are few frills beyond a number of tables in the back of the book. The one shortcoming is the lack of color, which would have enhanced its use as a quick review guide — red for emergent, bold black for most frequent, etc.
Assessment: This is a good guide, but my favorite is Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference (Elsevier, 2007), a quick reference that is color coded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071479059
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/04/2006
Series:
Nurse's Pocket Drug Guide Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
3.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Judith Barberio, PhD, RN, ANPC, GNPC, SNC is Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey College of Nursing.

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS, is Bernard W. Godwin Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer, Chairman of the Department of Urology, and Director of Urologic Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

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