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Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2012

ISBN-10: 1437723349
ISBN-13: 9781437723342
Edition: 2011
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Description: Ideal for nurses in busy practice settings, this innovative, easy-to-use drug resource with over 1,000 drug entries guides you through clinical priorities and reflects the typical thought process behind ordering prescriptions to help you provide  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 6/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1552
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Ideal for nurses in busy practice settings, this innovative, easy-to-use drug resource with over 1,000 drug entries guides you through clinical priorities and reflects the typical thought process behind ordering prescriptions to help you provide more effective patient care. Detailed coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations make this handbook essential for everyday practice! Complete coverage brings you updated information on more than 1,000 generic-name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade-name drugs). Alphabetically organized drug entries with convenient A-to-Z thumb tabs provide quick and easy access to key content. Detailed information on each drug includes side effects broken down by frequent, occasional, and rare, as well as adverse effects/toxic reactions. Clearly marked high-alert drugs, 275 Black Box Alerts, a sound-alike and look-alike drug appendix, and "Tall Man Spellings" recommended by the FDA promote drug administration safety. Frequently used herb monographs and additional herb information in the appendix highlight the most common herbs and interactions with drugs, herbs, and foods. Lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations prepare you to treat the specific needs of each patient population. Comprehensive foldout IV compatibility chart includes essential compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. Highlighted monographs for the top 204 prescribed drugs help you identify the most frequently administered drugs. Nursing implications organized in the functional nursing process framework include content on baseline assessment, intervention/evaluation, and patient and family teaching. The top 400 U.S. brand name drugs are cross-referenced throughout for quick reference. Information on fixed combinations is included in the dosage section of the monograph for each combined drug. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information highlights patient implications for drug administration. An overview of actions and uses for drug families offers a snapshot of important drug information for each class. Potential herbal interactions are indicated within drug entries for quick reference. A list of newly approved drugs in the front of the book allows you to easily locate the latest drugs. Entries for 31 newly FDA-approved drugs provide the most current drug information available. Extensively updated IV content includes IV compatibilities, expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities to help you find relevant information quickly. Enlarged Black Box Alerts make it easier to locate drugs with a significant risk of serious or life-threatening adverse effects. How to Use this Book feature familiarizes you with the organization and layout so you can find essential information quickly and easily. Page numbers accompany references to other drugs within an individual drug entry so you can quickly turn to information on the related drug.

List of Newly Approved Drugs IV Compatibility Chart Insert Drugs by Disorder
Drug Classifications
A-Z Drugs
Reference Section
Calculation of Doses
Controlled Drugs (United States)
Drip Rates for Critical Care Medications
Drugs of Abuse
Equi-Analgesic Drugs
FDA Pregnancy Categories
Herbal Therapies and Interactions
Lifespan and Cultural Aspects of Drug Therapy
Normal Laboratory Values
Orphan Drugs
P450 inducers and inhibitors
Poison Antidote Chart
Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety
Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations
Signs and Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance
Sound-Alike and Look-Alike Drugs
Spanish Phrases Often Used in the Clinical Setting
Techniques of Medication Administration
Chronic Wound Care Products
Parenteral Fluid Administration
New Drug Supplement Comprehensive
Index Dangerous Abbreviations Rapid-Sequence Intubation Common
Abbreviations

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