IV Compatibility Chart Insert
Full-Color Pill Atlas Insert
List of newly approved drugs
Section I. Drug Classifications
Section II. A-Z Drugs
Section III. Reference Section
(Poison) Antidote Chart
Calculation of Doses
Controlled Drugs (United States)
Cultural Aspects of Drug Therapy
Drugs of Abuse
FDA Pregnancy Categories
Normal Laboratory Values
Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations
Signs and Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance
Spanish Phrases Often Used in Clinical Settings
Techniques of Medication Administration
New Drug Supplement
Pediatric Medication Index
Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2005 / Edition 1by Barbara B. Hodgson, Robert J. Kizior, Barbara B. Hodgson, Robert J. Kizior
Pub. Date: 07/09/2004
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook is a reliable and easy-to-use source of current drug information needed by the busy health care provider. What separates this book from others is that it guides the user through clinical priorities in the practice setting to promote better patient care. Its main objective is to provide essential information for thousands of medications in a user-friendly format.
New to this Edition:
- Cross references top US brand name drugs directly in the main section of the book.
- New appendix features helpful Spanish Phrases Used in Clinical Settings.
- New classification: skeletal muscle relaxants.
- Lists all newly approved drugs in the front of book.
- Unlabeled uses heading is colored for quick recognition.
- The content is updated throughout with the latest information and new FDA-approved drugs, additional herbal content, and IV information.
- Side effects and adverse reactions are listed by frequency – frequent, occasional, rare – with percentage of occurrence (when known). This allows the nurse to identify during assessment which is most likely to occur and is also important for patient teaching.
- Incorporates frequently used herb monographs in the A-to-Z portion of the book. Additional herb information can be found in the appendix.
- Three different indexes allow quick referencing: Pediatric Medication index, Comprehensive Index, and Disorders Index.
- Comprehensive foldout IV Compatibility Chart gives compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. This chart provides easy access to this information and is bound into the book so it can't be misplaced.
- The classifications section provides an overview of actions and uses for drug families. Each classification includes a unique table comparing drugs in the family and listing dosages and routes of administration.
- Includes a companion mini CD-ROM with the top 200 drug monographs. These monographs provide customizable and printable drug information.
- Identifies the top 100 prescribed drugs within the monograph to help the user focus on the most frequently administered drugs.
- Side effects are distinguished from adverse reactions so the nurse can better assess the patient. Medication grid in the classifications section shows all the medications in a particular class with pertinent information next to it (actions, uses, names, availability, dosage, side effects).
- Guides the user through navigation and use of the handbook with a how-to flow chart printed on the inside front cover.
- Drug entries are in alphabetical order by generic drug name for quick and easy access.
Barbara B. Hodgson, RN, OCN, Cancer Institute St. Joseph's Hospital Tampa, FL;
Robert J. Kizior, BS, RPh, Education Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL
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