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The best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses features consistently formatted entries for ease of use that focus on the practical information that nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pronunciation key, pregnancy risk category, pharmacologic class, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms & indications and dosages, administration (with drug incompatibilities for I.V. drugs), action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, duration, and half-life), adverse reactions, interactions, effects on lab test results, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching.
You can also count on Nursing2014 Drug Handbook to tell you unapproved, off-label drug uses so you’ll always know why a drug is prescribed. And, this year, be a more confident nurse with fingertip access to …
• 31 NEW FDA-approved drugs
• NEW complete monographs on combination drugs
• NEW! 31 new patient-teaching handouts added to the WebToolkit
• NEW! safety information: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
• NEW! Indication & Dosage Appendices--Antidotes; Biologics and blood derivatives
• Updated therapeutic and pharmacologic class categories
With the safeguards you’ll find only in the Nursing2014 Drug Handbook, it’s easier than ever to stay current on the 3,209 latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most common medication errors:
• Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populations
• Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes
• Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than in any previous edition!
• Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that occur with 1% & greater frequency, with special emphasis on life-threatening adverse reactions
• Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespan
• Combination drug section
• Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information in appendices
• Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages
• FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs
• Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
• Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix provides essential information, including indications and dosages for very infrequently used drugs
• Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriate
• Robust Web Toolkit with hundreds of tools and resources, including monthly drug updates, warnings, and news capsules
• Safe Drug Administration chapter focuses on the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues, such as REMS
• Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more.
Posted June 14, 2013
I have used the Nursing Drug Handbook for years preferring it to other books of similar types. I still prefer it however, Lippincott has changed several things about the book that I am not sure is the best. All meds are lumped together and listed alphabetically through-out the book. It seems this is to prevent accidentally reading about a med that is similar in spelling to another med in the same class that may appear similar. I also do not like the total lack of the lists of med types in the various classes of drugs as a matter of fact there is not a list of classes of drugs at all that I can find. The index is also quite small for the increased size of the book so I am not sure why, did they really list all the meds in the index that are included in the book? In time I may find I like this new format as much as I did the older format or maybe not?
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Posted August 14, 2013
The book is easy to use, provides concise information whether you are a medical professional or layperson. The book provides the reader with vital information regarding common side effects, interactions and the more common reasons medications are prescribed. This is an essential resource for anyone who either takes medication or assists a others with their health.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 27, 2014
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