Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018 Author Robert J. Kizior
ISBN-10 0323525091
Year 2017-03-22
Pages 1552
Language en
Publisher Saunders
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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.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2014

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2014 Author Barbara B. Hodgson
ISBN-10 9780323222570
Year 2013-05-15
Pages 1552
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Written by two expert nursing and pharmacy clinicians and organized alphabetically by generic drug name, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2014 provides essential information for over 1,000 generic name and 4,000 trade name drugs in one quick, convenient source. With comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration as well as guidance through clinical priorities in the practice setting, this resource offers the precautionary information you need to provide safer patient care. Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy. Detailed drug information distinguishing side effects and adverse reactions helps you identify which are most likely to occur. Special text treatment for "High Alert" drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm promotes safe drug administration. UNIQUE! ( for ebook only) Frequently-used herb monographs as well as additional herb information keep you informed of commonly encountered herbs. Top 200 Drugs helps you identify the most frequently administered drugs. Lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations content equips you with special considerations for specific patient populations. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you patient implications for drug administration. Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 28 newly approved drugs by the FDA provide you with the most current drug information. NEW! Updated monographs with new interactions, precautions, alerts and patient teaching instructions boost your confidence in accuracy and help prevent medication dispensing errors. NEW! Nearly 300 Black Box Alerts highlight drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects. NEW! Enhanced Pageburst eBook works on any mobile device giving you access to drug information from virtually anywhere.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2017

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2017 Author Robert J. Kizior
ISBN-10 9780323459570
Year 2016-03-22
Pages 1552
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Arm yourself with all the latest information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs. With its alphabetical organization and user-friendly design, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2017 gives you all the expert drug information you need right in the palm of your hand. In addition to its detailed and thoroughly updated drug coverage (including Black Box Alerts), this convenient handbook also includes the precautionary information nurses need to provide safer patient care — such as guidance on clinical priorities in the practice setting and IV drug administration. No other drug handbook on the market more perfectly meets the practicing nurse’s needs as Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2017! 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 promotes safe drug administration. UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs and herb interactions are included to 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 specific patient populations. 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. 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 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 call-outs is included to help you understand how to use the book more efficiently. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 29 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! 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.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2011 Pageburst on VitalSource

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2011   Pageburst on VitalSource Author Barbara B. Hodgson
ISBN-10 9781437719314
Year 2010-06-09
Pages 1552
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Take your understanding to a whole new level with Pageburst digital books on VitalSource! Easy-to-use, interactive features let you make highlights, share notes, run instant topic searches, and so much more. Best of all, with Pageburst, you get flexible online, offline, and mobile access to all your digital books. 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.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2016

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2016 Author Robert J. Kizior
ISBN-10 0323353797
Year 2015-06-15
Pages 1584
Language en
Publisher Saunders
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Get instant access to the latest information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs with Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2016. With its alphabetical organization and user-friendly design, it gives you all the expert drug information you need right in the palm of your hand. Plus, addition to its thorough drug coverage, this convenient handbook also features the precautionary information nurses need to provide safer patient care - such as guidance on clinical priorities in the practice setting and IV drug administration. No other drug handbook on the market is as perfectly tailored to the practicing nurse's needs as Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2016! 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. Special text treatment for "High Alert" drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm promotes safe drug administration. Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs. Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located directly in the main section of the book for easier accessibility. Detailed drug information distinguishing side effects and adverse reactions helps you identify which are most likely to occur. UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs are also included to keep you informed of commonly encountered herbs. Newly approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick and easy access to this timely information. Evolve companion site features customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs. Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. Lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations content equips you with special considerations for specific patient populations. Extensively expanded IV content features a heading for IV compatibilities and expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you patient implications for drug administration. A sample drug monograph with call-outs is included to help users understand how to use the book more efficiently. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 30 newly approved drugs by the FDA provide you with the most current drug information. NEW! Over 270 updated Black Box Alerts highlight the drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects. Common Terminology for Adverse Events section has been added to the appendix to familiarize users with critical terminology. NEW! Updated information has been added to each applicable monograph to ensure users have the most current information regarding interactions, precautions, alerts and patient teaching instructions.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015 Author Robert J. Kizior
ISBN-10 0323280137
Year 2014-06-09
Pages 1368
Language en
Publisher Saunders
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Written by expert nursing and pharmacy clinicians and organized alphabetically by generic drug name, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015 provides essential information for over 1,000 generic name and 4,000 trade name drugs in one quick, convenient source. With comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration as well as guidance through clinical priorities in the practice setting, this resource offers the precautionary information you need to provide safer patient care. Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy. Detailed drug information distinguishing side effects and adverse reactions helps you identify which are most likely to occur. Special text treatment for "High Alert" drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm promotes safe drug administration. Top 200 Drugs helps you identify the most frequently administered drugs. Lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations content equips you with special considerations for specific patient populations. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you patient implications for drug administration. Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. Pageburst eBook works on any mobile device giving you access to drug information from virtually anywhere. UNIQUE! ( for ebook only) Frequently-used herb monographs as well as additional herb information keep you informed of commonly encountered herbs. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 21 newly approved drugs by the FDA provide you with the most current drug information. NEW! Updated monographs with new interactions, precautions, alerts and patient teaching instructions boost your confidence in accuracy and help prevent medication dispensing errors. NEW! Nearly 300 Black Box Alerts highlight drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.

2013 Lippincott s Nursing Drug Guide

2013 Lippincott s Nursing Drug Guide Author Amy Morrison Karch
ISBN-10 9781451150223
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 1486
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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A comprehensive, annual guide for nursing students and practicing nurses, the 2013 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide provides quick A-to-Z access to current, vital drug information. The book has complete monographs for more than 700 common drugs. In addition, an appendix summarizes key information on more than 200 less commonly used drugs. Complete monographs contain generic and trade names, pronunciations, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule (if appropriate), drug classes, therapeutic actions, indications, contraindications and cautions, available forms, dosages, pharmacokinetics, IV facts (if appropriate), adverse effects, interactions, and a nursing considerations section based on nursing process steps including assessment, interventions, and teaching points. The book also includes a 32-page full-color photo guide to pills and capsules for easy reference and multiple additional appendices that summarize key clinical information. This is the only drug book to include a "DO NOT CRUSH" logo so nurses can quickly identify medications that should not be crushed - a key patient safety feature. The Web Toolkit provides convenient features including FDA warnings, new drug and herb updates, medication administration and safety videos, dosage calculator, patient teaching handouts, pharmacology animations, English-Spanish audio medical and medication administration terms and phrases, audio generic drug pronunciations, medication administration procedures, NCLEX-style questions, mechanisms of action of selected drug classes, foods that contain tyramine, one free CE test plus additional CE discounts, and various handy charts and information, such as controlled substance schedules, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more.

2014 Lippincott s Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses

2014 Lippincott s Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses Author Amy Morrison Karch
ISBN-10 9781451187830
Year 2013
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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"The pocket size makes this book easy to carry into the clinical setting for a quick check before administering the drug. Following the drug monographs, a new section on patient safety reviews the rights of medication administration, safetyoriented patient and family teaching, and other aspects of safe drug administration. Appendices cover biological agents, topical drugs, ophthalmic agents, laxatives, combination drugs, and contraceptives. There is also an appendix of common diseases, with the drugs used to treat each disease. To keep the book short and sweet, common abbreviations are used throughout; these are listed in the abbreviations list on pages ix-xi"--Provided by publisher.

Mosby s 2018 Nursing Drug Reference E Book

Mosby s 2018 Nursing Drug Reference   E Book Author Linda Skidmore-Roth
ISBN-10 9780323531894
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 1408
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Choose the drug handbook trusted for nearly 30 years! From the leading name in nursing, Mosby’s 2018 Nursing Drug Reference is a full-color portable nursing drug handbook that makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs that nurses administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled — including 20-30 new entries for drugs recently approved by the FDA. . No other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, Safety Alerts for situations requiring special attention, and a focus on both common and life-threatening side effects. Backed with practical online resources, Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference proves there is a difference in drug guides. It’s Mosby’s bestselling drug reference for nurses! Black Box Warnings provide alerts to FDA warnings of dangerous or life-threatening drug reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical drug interactions and side effects. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, and a full-color design highlights important information. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.Overview of drug categories explains the safe administration of common classes of drugs, as well as their common side effects and interactions. Cross-references indicate drug information that may be found in the appendices. Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. NEW! 20-30 added monographs provide up-to-date content on newly released drugs. NEW! BEERS indications included for selected monographs. NEW! Drugs with genetic indications identifiable by easy to spot icon.

Understanding Pharmacology

Understanding Pharmacology Author M. Linda Workman
ISBN-10 9781455739769
Year 2015-11-25
Pages 532
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Pharmacology can be difficult. But with the right text, understanding drugs and how they work doesn't have to be! Using easy-to-follow language and engaging learning tools - like Memory Joggers, Clinical Pitfalls, Do Not Confuse, and Drug Alerts - the second edition of Understanding Pharmacology: Essentials for Medication Safety helps readers really understand how drugs work. In addition to the popular critical thinking activities from the first edition, the second edition also includes more chapter review questions, updated content, and a new organization that centers on the different body systems. For students who have a limited background in the sciences and want complete preparation for licensure exams and clinical practice, there is no better choice than Understanding Pharmacology, 2nd Edition! Entire unit reviewing math, weights and measures, and dosage calculation minimizes readers' anxiety and promotes medication safety. Clever, easy-to-recognize margin icons help visual learners remember essential side effects of drugs. Simplified heading structure replaces intimidating terminology (i.e. pharmacokinetics) with simplified language (How These Drugs Work) to increase understanding of concepts. Drug Alert!, Do-Not-Confuse, and Clinical Pitfall boxes highlight important tips for safe medication administration. Memory Jogger boxes help readers remember important drug information. Get Ready for Practice sections at the end of each chapter include key points, chapter review questions, and critical thinking activities to reinforce learning. 10th grade reading level uses straightforward, everyday language to really enhance readers' understanding of pharmacology concepts. Incorporation of adult learning theory features both a simple to complex organization of material along with answers to why readers need to learn something. NEW! Body system organization helps readers better understand drugs that are specific to particular body systems. NEW! More chapter review questions have been added to the text. All review questions are now organized into one of two categories: Test Yourself on the Basics and Test Yourself on Advanced Concepts.

Dosage Calculations

Dosage Calculations Author Gloria D. Pickar
ISBN-10 0766862860
Year 2004
Pages 552
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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This perennial best seller has set the standard for dosage calculations. This formula method text contains more practice questions than any competitor; full color labels; equipment; pediatric dosages; and even advanced calculations. New to this edition are a more streamlined presentation; new drug labels; smaller doses for pediatric calculations; and an interactive CD-ROM with improved functionality

2017 Intravenous Medications

2017 Intravenous Medications Author Betty L. Gahart
ISBN-10 9780323298360
Year 2016-06-14
Pages 1392
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Safely and effectively administer more than 400 intravenous drugs with the expert guidance of this #1 IV drug handbook! Now in its 33rd edition, Gahart’s 2017 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals continues to be a trusted resource its accuracy, quick-reference format, and comprehensive coverage of IV drugs. Each drug monograph includes the drug’s generic name, trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses, contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidote. It’s all of the information you will need for the safe administration of IV drugs — nothing more and nothing less. UNIQUE! Annual publication ensures that information includes the most recently approved IV drugs, as well as updated information on existing drugs. 40-year history of impeccable accuracy reinforces the importance of safe IV drug administration. UNIQUE! Time-tested, easy-to-use page layout keeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page. Black Box Warnings and key content are highlighted to make locating key information fast and easy. Special circumstances highlighted in blue-screened text call attention to important circumstances that may not warrant black box warnings. Convenient, alphabetical format organizes all drug monographs by generic name, allowing you to find any drug in seconds. Dilution and dosage charts within monographs provide quick access to essential clinical information. Age-specific dosage variances are highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients. NEW! 15 new drug monographs provide current, clinically relevant drug information for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA. NEW! Updated drug monographs throughout reflect the latest changes in IV drug therapy. NEW! Do Not Confuse With information is added at the top of each applicable monograph to enhance medication safety, and the Evolve companion website includes a link to the ISMP list of Do Not Confuse drug names. NEW! Reorganized drug side effects reflect the latest information on frequency, seriousness, and other important considerations. NEW! Alphabetical thumb tabs on the left-hand pages make it easier to look up drug monographs.

Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drug Handbook

Critical Care Intravenous Infusion Drug Handbook Author Gary J. Algozzine
ISBN-10 9780323086059
Year 2010-04-06
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Compact and easy to use, this handy reference focuses on the information you need to administer intravenous medications in critical care and emergency environments. Essential coverage of 48 of the most common and complex IV drugs, including drip rate calculation charts, drug calculation formulae, and much more help you safely and efficiently administer IV drugs. Fully updated coverage includes the newest IV treatments with magnesium, conivaptan, potassium, and nicardipine, helping you provide the most effective care possible. Current drug dosing charts for 48 of the most common, and most difficult to administer, intravenous infusion critical care drugs ensure that the information you need is readily available. Quick reference drug compatibility charts provide instant access to this crucial information. Drip Rates and Dosing information are arranged in tabular manner for each drug referenced in the text, allowing you to quickly prepare drugs in critical situations. A Drug Calculation Formulae section includes a list of the formulae most useful in determining IV drug concentration, doses, and infusion rates, helping you to eliminate memorization errors when calculating these important parameters. Calculation factors based on patient weight enable you to quickly change a patient’s infusion dose and titrate the drug to reduce the chance of medication errors. Nursing Considerations in each drug monograph offer practical information on administration and monitoring. Trade and generic drug name indexes help you find information quickly no matter what name is used. A handy reference to ACLS guidelines allows you to quickly see how infusion therapy fits into the ACLS protocol.

Mosby s 2017 Nursing Drug Reference

Mosby s 2017 Nursing Drug Reference Author Linda Skidmore-Roth
ISBN-10 9780323448215
Year 2016-03-18
Pages 1360
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Choose the drug handbook trusted by nurses for nearly 30 years! Mosby’s 2017 Nursing Drug Reference makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled — including 20 new entries for drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, Safety Alerts for situations requiring special attention, and a focus on both common and life-threatening side effects. From nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, this perennial bestseller proves there is a difference in drug guides. More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug/lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to FDA warnings of dangerous or life-threatening drug reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical drug interactions and side effects. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, and a full-color design highlights important information. Overview of drug categories explains the safe administration of common classes of drugs, as well as their common side effects and interactions. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Cross-references indicate drug information that may be found in the appendices. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, additional drug monographs, a full-color pill atlas, drug dosage calculators, herbal products, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on newly released drugs. UPDATED content covers the latest drug therapies.

Physiology

Physiology Author Linda S. Costanzo
ISBN-10 9781437722246
Year 2009-12-04
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Physiology is a comprehensive presentation of core physiologic concepts with a focus on mechanisms. Renowned physiology instructor Linda S. Costanzo covers important concepts in the field, both at the organ system and cellular levels. Easy to read and user-friendly, the revised fourth edition stresses essential and relevant content with absolute clarity and includes concise step-by-step explanations complemented by numerous tables and abundant illustrations. It provides information on the underlying principles of cellular physiology, the autonomic nervous system, and neurophysiology, as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, acid-base, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive organ systems. This book is ideal as both a textbook and as a review guide for the boards. Provides step-by-step explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams clearly depicting physiologic principles. Integrates equations and sample problems throughout the text. Presents chapter summaries for quick overviews of important points. Contains boxed Clinical Physiology Cases to provide you with more clinical examples and a more thorough understanding of application. Provides questions at the end of each chapter for an extensive review of the material and to reinforce your understanding and retention. Offers a full-color design and all full-color illustrations throughout. Features increased coverage of pathophysiology in the neurophysiology, gastrointestinal, renal, acid-base, and endocrine chapters to emphasize this important component of the USMLE exam. Incorporates further practice in solving physiology equations through the inclusion of additional problem-solving questions throughout the text.