Edition: 33rd 2013 (Revised)
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Description: Find any drug fact in 15 seconds or less—including 30 NEW drugs and important nursing considerations for every one. TheNursing2013 Drug Handbook --the 33rd edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses -- provides complete monographs for more than 900 generic and 3,000 trade drugs. The monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use, and they focus onthe 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. You can count onNursing2013 Drug Handbookto 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 …• 30 NEW drugshighlighted so you can’t miss them•administration guidance for every appropriate route• I.V. drug incompatibilityinformation• effects on lab test resultsfor every drug•drug-drug, along with drug-food, drug-lifestyle, and drug-herbinteractionsfor expert monitoring, including rapid- and delayed-onset interactions• dosage adjustment alertsfor your patient with such conditions as renal or hepatic disease and for special populations•every commonly prescribed drug.•a full-color Photoguideto help you confidently identify 431 tablets and capsules With the safeguards you’ll find only in theNursing2013 Drug Handbookit’s easier than ever to stay current on the 3,000 latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most common medication errors: •Appendix on less commonly used drugs with indications and dosages• NOW!A to Z format with alphabetical tabs for quick reference• NOW!FDATALL MANlettering for look-alike drug names• NOW!Overdose signs and symptoms for every drug• NOW!Drugs that shouldn’t be crushed or chewed• NOW! Black Box Warningshighlight specific FDA-issued warnings• NOW!Nursing guidance on multiple-drug regimens• Pharmacologic and therapeutic class identificationfor every drug to help you better prepare for adverse effects• Alertlogo for drugs that can causesignificant harm• Look alike–sound alikelogo for addedsafety against errors• Abbreviations to avoidto safeguard your patient and your nursing license• Patient-teachinginstructions for every drug