Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018 provides essential information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs. This go-to drug reference features Black Box Alerts and comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations all in a handy user-friendly format. To promote better patient care, it uniquely guides you through clinical priorities in the practice setting. New drug monographs cover approximately 25 newly approved drugs by the FDA; and thoroughly updated monographs include new interactions, precautions, and alerts.
• Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) are organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy.
• Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions to help you identify which are most likely to occur.
• Special text treatment for high-alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm, as well as an appendix for drug names that sound alike and look alike, help promote safe drug administration.
• UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs and herb interactions keep you informed of the effects of commonly encountered herbs.
• Classifications section features an overview of actions and uses for drug families.
• Top 100 Drugs list helps you easily identify the most frequently administered drugs.
• Nursing implications are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching.
• Information on lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations equips you with special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune- or renal-compromised patients.
• Extensively expanded IV content features a heading for IV compatibilities and expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities.
• Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs to help you understand different drug dose options for specific diseases.
• Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located directly in the main section of the book for easier accessibility.
• Customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs and quarterly drug updates are located on the free Evolve companion site.
• Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you the patient implications for drug administration.
• Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs.
• Newly approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick and easy access to this timely information.
• A sample drug monograph with callouts helps you understand how to use the book more efficiently.
• NEW and EXPANDED! New drug monographs for approximately 25 newly approved drugs by the FDA equip you with the most current drug information.
• NEW! Thoroughly updated monographs throughout feature updated information on new interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information.
• NEW and UPDATED! Over 270 Black Box Alerts updates and additions highlight the drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 4.40(h) x 1.80(d)|
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book
List of Newly Approved Drugs
IV Compatibility Chart Insert
Drugs by Disorder
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: Chronic Wound Care
Appendix D: Drugs of Abuse
Appendix E: Equianalgesic Dosing
Appendix F: Herbals: Common Natural Medicines
Appendix G: Lifespan, Cultural Aspects, and Pharmacogenomics of Drug Therapy
Appendix H: Normal Laboratory Values
Appendix I: Cytochrome P450 (CYP) Enzymes
Appendix J: Poison Antidote Chart
Appendix K: Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety
Appendix L: Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations
Appendix M: Parenteral Fluid Administration
Appendix N: Spanish Phrases Often Used in Clinical Settings
Commonly Used Abbreviations
Dangerous Abbreviation List