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Physicians' Desk Reference
PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook 2009

PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook 2009

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ISBN-13: 9781563637018
Publisher: Physicians' Desk Reference
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1573
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
How To Use This Book     ix
Drug Monograph Key     xi
Concise Drug Monographs     1
Brand/Generic Index     I-1
Therapeutic Class Index     I-25
Visual Identification Guide     V1
Reference Tables
Abbreviations, Measurements, and Calculations
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols     A1
Calculations and Formulas     A7
Tables for Pharmacy Calculations     A15
Information Centers and Nursing Programs
Drug Information Centers     A17
Poison Control Centers     A23
Certification Programs for Nurses     A29
Professional Associations for Nurses     A31
Nurse Practitioner Programs by State     A33
OTC Drug Comparison Charts
Central Nervous System
Antipyretic Products     A37
Headache/Migraine Products     A41
Insomnia Products     A45
Smoking Cessation Products     A47
Weight Management Products     A49
Acne Products     A55
Antifungal Products     A59
Antiseborrheal Products     A61
Contact Dermatitis Products     A63
Dandruff Products     A65
Diaper RashProducts     A67
Dry Skin Products     A69
Psoriasis Products     A79
Wound Care Products     A81
Antacid and Heartburn Products     A83
Antidiarrheal Products     A87
Antiflatulant Products     A89
Hemorrhoidal Products     A91
Laxative Products     A93
Artificial Tear Products     A97
Ophthalmic Decongestant/Antihistamine Products     A99
Allergic Rhinitis Products     A101
Is it a Cold, the Flu, or an Allergy?     A105
Cough-Cold-Flu Products     A106
Nasal Decongestant/Moisturizing Products     A121
Analgesic Products     A125
Canker and Cold Sore Products     A131
Rx Drug Comparison Charts
ACE Inhibitors     A133
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) and Combinations     A135
Beta-Blockers     A137
Calcium Channel Blockers     A139
Cholesterol-Lowering Agents     A141
Diuretics     A143
Lipid Management     A145
Acne Management: Systemic Therapies     A147
Acne Management: Topical Therapies      A149
Psoriasis Management: Systemic Therapies     A151
Psoriasis Management: Topical Therapies     A153
Topical Corticosteroids     A155
Insulin Formulations     A157
Oral Antidiabetic Agents     A159
H[subscript 2] Antagonists and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Comparison     A161
Infectious Disease
Antibiotic Sensitivity Chart Aminoglycosides     A162
Carbapenems/Monobactams     A166
Cephalosporins     A170
Fluoroquinolones     A175
Macrolides and Clindamycin     A179
Penicillins     A183
Sulfonamides     A187
Tetracyclines     A187
Miscellaneous     A191
Drug Treatments for Common STDs     A195
HIV/AIDS Pharmacotherapy     A199
HIV/AIDS Complications Therapy     A203
Oral Antibiotics     A205
Antibiotics: Neonatal Recommended Concentrations for Administration     A207
Systemic Antibiotics     A208
Systemic Antifungals     A243
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecological Anti-Infectives     A245
Hormone Therapy     A247
Oral Contraceptives      A249
Chemotherapy Regimens     A251
Neurology and Pain Management
Opioid Products     A254
Oral Anticonvulsants     A259
Oral Narcotic Analgesics     A261
Triptans for Acute Migraine     A263
Antidepressants     A265
Antipsychotic Agents     A267
Bipolar Disorder Pharmacotherapy     A269
Asthma Management     A273
Asthma Treatment Plan     A275
Ankylosing Spondylitis Agents     A277
Gout Agents     A279
Osteoarthritis Agents     A281
Rheumatoid Arthritis Agents     A283
RA Biological Agents: Mechanism of Action     A285
Urological Therapies     A287
Immunization Charts
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0-6 Years     A289
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 7-18 Years     A291
Catch-up Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months-18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind     A293
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group     A295
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, by Vaccine and Medical and Other Indications     A299
Alcohol-Free Products      A303
Common Laboratory Test Values     A307
Drugs Excreted in Breast Milk     A311
Drugs That May Cause Photosensitivity     A313
Drugs That Should Not Be Crushed     A317
Generic Availability Guide     A321
Lactose- and Galactose-Free Drugs     A329
Poison Antidote Chart     A331
Sugar-Free Products     A337
Sulfite-Containing Products     A341
Top 200 Brand-Name Rx Drugs     A343
Top 200 Generic Rx Drugs     A345
Use-in-Pregnancy Ratings     A347
Vitamin Comparison Table     A354


Nurses play a crucial role in providing health care. Nurses are especially important for providing safe medication administration and patient education about medications. The context of today's health care system, with the fast pace and the fact that new medications and new information about established medications are continually introduced, demands a reference that presents up-to-date information accurately and in a reader friendly format.

The Physician's Desk Reference® is a well-known and long trusted resource for medication information. This version is specifically designed to meet the needs of nurses. In this important reference nurses will find sections concisely detailing the therapeutic class, indications, dosage, how the medication is supplied, relevant warnings and precautions, key adverse reactions, interactions, pregnancy category, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, and nursing considerations for each entry. The nursing considerations section includes content specific to patient assessment, monitoring, patient counseling, and medication administration. The PDR® Nurse's Drug Handbook format is organized to foster rapid identification of vital medication information. Medications can be identified by name (brand or generic) or therapeutic class. Special sections are included that provide relevant facts when caring for women who are pregnant or breast feeding, children, and older adults. Other useful resources include immunization charts, common laboratory test values, a generic availability guide, a poison antidote chart, lactose- and galactose-free medication list, sugar-free product list, pictorial visual identification guide, and more.

This reference provides easily accessible, critical information that will inform nursing practice and patient education efforts. With its convenient pocket size and clear layout that aids swift access to accurate, evidence-based information, this book will quickly become a most used and most trusted source for medication information among nurses.

Ivy Alexander, PhD, C-ANP
Associate Professor Director - Adult, Family, Gerontological, and Women's Health Primary Care Specialty
Yale University School of Nursing

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