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This comprehensive, annual drug reference handbook is now in its Twenty-second Edition. Its quick access format provides the nurse with current, vital drug information. Each entry contains generic and trade names, controlled substance schedule, pregnancy risk category, dosage forms and strengths, action, indications and dosage, five-way classification of adverse reactions, interactions, effects on diagnostic tests, contraindications, nursing considerations, I.V. administration, and patient teaching.

Features Adjust-a-Dose and Alert logos, plus geriatric dosages. Includes updated 16-page full-color photoguide, comprehensive four-way index.


  • 35 new drug entries and over 25 new indications, each identified by logo
  • NEW -- APPENDIX containing drip charts for quick reference and accurate I.V. administration
  • Expanded med errors appendix
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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Miyong Kim, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: Each chapter in this handbook of pharmacologic information classifies drugs according to their approved therapeutic uses.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the nursing profession with drug information in a format that is readily accessible and applicable in any clinical setting. The book is worthy in that it details clinical aspects of drugs while addressing patient education and nursing considerations. The book meets the objectives.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is written for "any" clinical setting. Given the detailed pharmacologic information, the book is written for the practitioner, in my opinion. The authors are credible authorities.
Features: The book covers the route, onset, peak, and duration of each drug, possible dose adjustments necessary in specific patient populations, drug interactions, nursing considerations, and 25 of the most commonly used herbal remedies. The book is especially useful for practitioners as it covers pharmacologic information in great detail. The unique feature of the book is its classification of drugs according to their therapeutic uses, which makes it easy for users to find and compare several drugs for the same purpose. Pharmacologic information seems a bit too much and unfocused.
Assessment: The book is generally of high quality and seems particularly useful for practitioners who need pharmacologic information in greater detail. It is also helpful in that all drugs are classified according to their therapeutic purposes. With drug updates and unique features, replacing the previous edition is justified.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582551227
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/31/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 22
  • Pages: 1408
  • Product dimensions: 4.46 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 1.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants vii
Common abbreviations viii
General Information
1. How to use Nursing2002 Drug Handbook 1
2. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions 5
3. Drug therapy in children 11
4. Drug therapy in elderly patients 15
5. Drug therapy and the nursing process 18
Anti-infective Drugs
6. Amebicides and antiprotozoals 22
7. Anthelmintics 26
8. Antifungals 28
9. Antimalarials 44
10. Antituberculotics and antileprotics 51
11. Aminoglycosides 62
12. Penicillins 69
13. Cephalosporins 94
14. Tetracyclines 124
15. Sulfonamides 130
16. Fluoroquinolones 137
17. Antivirals 155
18. Macrolide anti-infectives 192
19. Miscellaneous anti-infectives 199
Cardiovascular System Drugs
20. Inotropics 215
21. Antiarrhythmics 219
22. Antianginals 245
23. Antihypertensives 262
24. Antilipemics 315
25. Miscellaneous cardiovascular drugs 329
Central Nervous System Drugs
26. Nonnarcotic analgesics and antipyretics 342
27. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 350
28. Narcotic and opioid analgesics 375
29. Sedative-hypnotics 400
30. Anticonvulsants 412
31. Antidepressants 437
32. Antianxiety drugs 462
33. Antipsychotics 476
34. Central nervous system stimulants 499
35. Antiparkinsonians 511
36. Miscellaneous central nervous system drugs 525
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
37. Cholinergics (parasympathomimetics) 544
38. Anticholinergics 552
39. Adrenergics (sympathomimetics) 560
40. Adrenergic blockers (sympatholytics) 569
41. Skeletal muscle relaxants 573
42. Neuromuscular blockers 581
Respiratory Tract Drugs
43. Antihistamines 598
44. Bronchodilators 609
45. Expectorants and antitussives 632
46. Miscellaneous respiratory drugs 635
Gastrointestinal Tract Drugs
47. Antacids, adsorbents, and antiflatulents 654
48. Digestive enzymes and gallstone solubilizers 660
49. Antidiarrheals 664
50. Laxatives 670
51. Antiemetics 683
52. Antiulcer drugs 694
Photoguide to Tablets and Capsules C1
Hormonal Drugs
53. Corticosteroids 707
54. Androgens and anabolic steroids 726
55. Estrogens and progestins 735
56. Gonadotropins 758
57. Antidiabetics and glucagon 763
58. Thyroid hormones 786
59. Thyroid hormone antagonists 792
60. Pituitary hormones 797
61. Parathyroid-like drugs 806
Drugs for Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
62. Diuretics 811
63. Electrolytes and replacement solutions 831
64. Acidifiers and alkalinizers 845
Hematologic Drugs
65. Hematinics 848
66. Anticoagulants 855
67. Blood derivatives 866
68. Thrombolytic enzymes 873
69. Alkylating drugs 882
70. Antimetabolites 902
71. Antibiotic antineoplastics 917
72. Antineoplastics that alter hormone balance 936
73. Miscellaneous antineoplastics 948
Immunomodulation Drugs
74. Immunosuppressants 983
75. Vaccines and toxoids 997
76. Antitoxins and antivenins 1028
77. Immune serums 1032
78. Biological response modifiers 1042
Ophthalmic, Otic, and Nasal Drugs
79. Ophthalmic anti-infectives 1061
80. Ophthalmic anti-inflammatories 1071
81. Miotics 1077
82. Mydriatics 1082
83. Ophthalmic vasoconstrictors 1088
84. Miscellaneous ophthalmics 1091
85. Otics 1103
86. Nasal drugs 1106
Topical Drugs
87. Local anti-infectives 1115
88. Scabicides and pediculicides 1132
89. Topical corticosteroids 1136
Nutritional Drugs
90. Vitamins and minerals 1151
91. Calorics 1173
Miscellaneous Categories
92. Antigout drugs 1179
93. Enzymes 1185
94. Oxytocics 1187
95. Spasmolytics 1192
96. Gold salts 1195
97. Miscellaneous antagonists and antidotes 1198
98. Uncategorized drugs 1217
99. Herbal medicines 1257
Appendices and Index
Most common drug errors 1281
Infusion rates 1287
Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines 1290
Selected local and topical anesthetics 1296
Diagnostic skin tests 1302
Cancer chemotherapy: Acronyms and protocols 1304
Selected drugs used for conscious sedation 1311
Normal laboratory test values 1314
Table of equivalents 1315
Dialyzable drugs 1316
Estimating surface area in children 1319
Drugs that shouldn't be crushed 1320
English-Spanish drug phrase translator 1324
Acknowledgments 1333
Index 1335
Drug updates on the Internet
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