Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2011 / Edition 1

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Overview

With over 310 updates, the new 2011 edition of the PEARSON NURSE'S DRUG GUIDE providessafe, effective, current, and accurate drug information in a quickly accessible format. Comprehensive and complete, all drugs are listed alphabetically by generic names for quick referral, with an index that includes both generic and trade names. Included are important clinical information for hundreds of drugs including adverse reactions, interactions, and side effects. FInd out why this is the only drug guide nurses need:

  • ONLY handbook to identify prototype drugs!
  • Dosages for neonates, infants, adolescents, adults, and patients with obesity and renal or hepatic impairment
  • Clearly identified IV preparation and push, continuous, or intermittent administration information
  • ONLY drug guide to include a glossary of key signs and symptoms for which nurses should monitor during assessment for side effects, interactions, and impact on lab results.

The Pearson Nurse’s Drug Guide 2011 also comes with an online companion version designed to assist nurses in providing drug information and nursing implications for patients in hospitals, clinics, and all community settings. The online version provides access to many more resources:

  • All monographs from the book, including prototypes and newly approved drugs
  • Printing capability for use in patient teaching or for quick reference
  • Calculators to help nurses do conversions or calculate dosages and IV drip rates
  • Audio pronunciation of prototype drug names
  • A link to download trial versions of this drug guide and other references for mobile devices
  • Access to drug updates, links to drug-related sites, drug-related tools
  • Medication administration techniques
  • Drug classifications
  • Principles of pharmacology
  • Common herbal remedies
  • List of look-alike, sound-alike drugs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132149266
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/14/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1792
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Billie Ann Wilson is Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to entering nursing, she taught natural and physical sciences at the secondary and collegiate levels. She holds a BS in Biology from Boston College, an MS in Biology from Purdue University, a BS in Nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, an MSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans.

Margaret T. Shannon is Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a BS and an MS in Chemistry, both from Saint Louis University; an MA in Teaching Biology from Saint Mary’s College, a BS in Nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, an MSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. Prior to entering nursing, she taught physical science, natural science, and mathematics at the secondary and collegiate levels.

Kelly M. Shields is currently Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University and completed a fellowship in Natural Product Information and Research at University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has practiced pharmacy in retail, community, and academic settings and has worked as a freelance medical writer.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors

Editorial Review Panel

Preface

Classification Scheme and Prototype Drugs

Alphabetical Entries for Generic Drugs

Appendix A. Ocular Medications, Low Molecular Weight Heparins, Inhaled Corticosteroids, and Topical Corticosteroids

Appendix B. U.S. Schedules of Controlled Substances

Appendix C. FDA Pregnancy Categories

Appendix D. Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed

Appendix E. Prescription Combination Drugs

Appendix F. Glossary of Key Terms, Clinical Conditions, and Associated Signs and Symptoms

Appendix G. Abbreviations

Appendix H. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Table

Appendix I. Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Medications

Bibliography

Index

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