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Overview

A unique Pharmacist/Nurse author team presents reliable drug information on thousands of generic and trade name drugs in an easy-to-read resource. Organized according to the way nurses need to access essential drug information, this easy-to-use handbook gives you instant access to vital drug data in the clinical setting and helps you provide the best possible care. You'll find up-to-date information on over 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs, including a wealth of information about IV drugs, with complete coverage of drug class, dosages, precautions, contraindications, interactions, side effects, adverse effects/toxic reactions, nursing considerations, and much more.

• Over 1,000 generic name drugs — encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs — are presented alphabetically with A-to-Z thumb tabs for quick and easy access.
• Side effects are distinguished from adverse effects/toxic reactions and are listed according to the frequency of occurrence, allowing you to easily identify which side effects are most likely to occur.
• Promotes safe drug administration with a special icon and text treatment for high-alert drugs that pose the greatest risk of patient harm.
• Includes FDA recommended "Tall Man" spellings to help reduce drug administration errors.
• UNIQUE! Incorporates information on frequently used herbs in the A-to-Z section of the book, plus additional herb information in an appendix.
• Coverage of herbal interactions within drug entries reminds you to consider the implications of any supplements your patients may be taking.
• Includes a classifications section that gives you an overview of the actions and uses for drug families.
• UNIQUE! Identifies the 170 most-prescribed drugs to help you identify those most frequently administered.
• Nursing considerations are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching.
• Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations to help you better treat pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune- or renal-compromised patients.
• Extensive IV content covers IV compatibilities, expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities.
• Includes fixed combinations with dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs.
• Includes a complimentary mini CD-ROM with customizable and printable monographs of the 350 most commonly used drugs and a drug interaction tool.
• Offers free access to the Evolve® web site, which provides you with quarterly drug updates and other valuable drug-related information.
• Incorporates therapeutic and toxic blood level information into the Interactions section and under Nursing Considerations.
• A comprehensive foldout IV Compatibility Chart offers quick access to compatibility information for 67 intravenous drugs.
• Includes a color atlas with photos of 158 pills to help you identify and visually distinguish different pills.
• UNIQUE! Cross-references the 400 top U.S. brand name drugs directly in the main section of the book.
• UNIQUE! Newly FDA-approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick reference.

• Complete information for approximately 25 drugs newly approved by the FDA ensures that you are using the most current drug information.
• New interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know facts throughout help you maintain safe drug practices.
• IV Compatibilities and IV Incompatibilities now include important lipid information.
• A new icon helps you quickly identify drug forms that are non-crushable. A new appendix also lists those drugs with non-crushable forms in one convenient location.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416040637
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Series: Hodgson/nurses Drug Hndbk Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1536
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Newly FDA-Approved Drugs

IV Compatibility Chart Insert

Drugs by Disorder

Full-Color Pill Atlas Insert

Section I. Drug Classifications

Section II. A-Z Drugs

Section III. Reference Section

Appendix A Calculation of Doses

Appendix B Controlled Drugs (United States)

Appendix C Cytochrome P450 (Cyp) Inducers and Inhibitors

Appendix D Drip Rates for Critical Care Medications

Appendix E Drugs of Abuse

Appendix F Equi-Analgesic Drugs

Appendix G FDA Pregnancy Categories

Appendix H Herbal Therapies and Interactions

Appendix I Lifespan and Cultural Aspects of Drug Therapy

Appendix J Non-Crushable Drug Forms

Appendix K Normal Laboratory Values

Appendix L Orphan Drugs

Appendix M Poison Antidote Chart

Appendix N Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety

Appendix O Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations

Appendix P Signs and Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance

Appendix Q Sound Alike and Look Alike Drugs

Appendix R Spanish Phrases Often Used in the Clinical Setting

Appendix S Techniques of Medication Administration

Section IV. New Drug Supplement

Comprehensive Index

Dangerous Abbreviations

Common Abbreviations

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