The 35th edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses provides complete monographs for more than 900 generic and thousands of brand-name drugs. Monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use and focus on the practical information that nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pronunciation key, pregnancy risk category, pharmacologic class, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms, indications and dosages, administration (with drug incompatibities for I.V. drugs), action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, duration, and half-life), adverse reactions, interactions, effects on lab test results, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. Also includes chapters on general drug information (pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacogenomics, safe drug administration, therapeutic classifications) and numerous appendices. Text is complemented by free Toolkit containing hundreds of online resources. You can also count on Nursing2015 Drug Handbook to tell you unapproved, off-label drug uses so you'll always know why a drug is prescribed. And, this year, be a more confident nurse with fingertip access to ab ac 24 NEW FDA-approved drugs ac NEW! Safety information: Preventing and treating extravasation, Preventing exposure to hazardous drugs ac NEW! Indication a Dosage Appendices--Nutritional supplements, Antacids, Laxatives ac NEW coverage of pharmacogenomics. With the safeguards you'll find only in the Nursing2015 Drug Handbook, it's easier than ever to stay current on the 2, 821 latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most common medication errors: ac Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populations ac Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes ac Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than in any previous edition! ac Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that occur with 1% a greater frequency, with special emphasis on life-threatening adverse reactions ac Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespan ac Combination drug section ac Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information in appendices ac Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages ac FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs ac Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified ac Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix provides essential information, including indications and dosages for very infrequently used drugs ac Overdose signs a symptoms, where appropriate ac Robust Web Toolkit with hundreds of tools and resources, including monthly drug updates, warnings, and news capsules ac Safe Drug Administration chapter focuses on the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues (such as REMS), preventing and treating extravasation, and preventing exposure to hazardous drugs ac Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more. This publication is included on the ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center's reference list.acUse cautiously in elderly patients and in those with heart failure or impaired hepatic or renal function. ... PATIENT TEACHING ac Instruct patient to take drug as prescribed, even when he feels better. ... dimenhyDRINATE dye-men-HYE-dri- nate Dinatean , Dramamine , Gravolan , Nauseatolan , Travel Tabsan Therapeutic class: Antivertigo drugs ... risk category: B AVAILABLE FORMS Injection: 50 mg/ mL Tablets: 50 mg Tablets (chewable): 25 mg, 50 mg INDICATIONS aamp; DOSAGES ac Toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Nursing Drug Handbook 2015|
|Author||:||Karen C. Comerford|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2014-05-20|