Nursing2020 Drug Handbook
ISBN: 1975109260
EAN13: 9781975109264
Language: English
Pages: 1928
Edition: Fortieth
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher:
Book Overview
Still THE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians...always dependable, always up to date Look for these outstanding features Completely updated nursing-focused drug monographs featuring o ver 3,700 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format NEW 34 brand-new FDA-approved drugs in this edition, including 31 complete monographs--tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy new drugs section for easy retrieval NEW More than 8,100 clinical updates --new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information NEW ISMP-recommended tall-man lettering for look alike-sound alike drugs Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns Photoguide insert with images of 455 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules Plus FREE companion Toolkit available online through NDHnow.com Monthly FDA updates featuring newly approved drugs, indications, and warnings Pharmacology videos, audio pronunciation guide, and English-Spanish translator Equianalgesic dosing guidelines for opioid drugs Mechanisms and sites of action graphics for selected drugs NCLEX(R)-style questions, free CE tests, plus bonus discounts...and more Table of Contents Anatomy of a monograph...............................................................inside front cover Contributors and consultants...................................................................................v How to use Nursing2019 Drug Handbook ...............................................................vi Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted terms................................ix Guide to Abbreviations.............................................................................................x General information 1. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions 2. Drug therapy across the lifespan 3. Safe drug administration 4. Selected therapeutic drug classifications Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name New Drugs Appendices 1. Avoiding common drug errors: Best practices and prevention 2. Pregnancy risk categories: The FDA's Final Rule 3. Controlled substance schedules 4. Abbreviations to avoid (The Joint Commission) 5. Pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors 6. Elder care medication tips 7. Prescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicity 8. Understanding biosimilar drugs 9. Nursing process: Patient safety during drug therapy 10. Serotonin syndrome: What you should know to protect your patients 11. Tumor lysis syndrome: A life-threatening emergency 12. Antidiarrheals: Indications and dosages 13. Antidotes: Indications and dosages 14. Selected biologicals and blood derivatives: Indications and dosages 15. Common combination drugs: Indications and dosages 16. Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosages 17. Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosages 18. Antacids: Indications and dosages 19. Laxatives: Indications and dosages 20. Additional OTC drugs: Indications and dosages 21. Selected ophthalmic drugs: Indications and dosages 22. Do not use: Dangerous Abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations (ISMP Canada) 23. Decision tree: Deciding about medication administration 24. Canadian National Drug Schedules 25. Safe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to know 26. Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines 27. Less commonly used drugs: Indications and dosages 28. Additional new drugs: Indications and dosages