Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nursing 2014 Drug Handbook by Lippincott

Nursing2014 Drug Handbook by Lippincott includes more than 900 generic and nearly 3,000 trade drugs, including essential details on 31 NEW drugs with important nursing considerations for each and every one in this guide.

The best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses features consistently formatted entries for ease of use that 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 incompatibilities 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 also count on Nursing2014 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 31 NEW FDA-approved drugs, complete monographs on combination drugs, 31 new patient-teaching handouts added to the WebToolkit, safety information: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS).

This book also offers comprehensive information with special attention given to maintaining patient safety: readers will find tall-man lettering, prominent black box warnings and clinical alerts, overdose signs and symptoms, look alike-sound alike drugs, easy-to-spot drug action and I.V. administration information, a new chapter on safe drug administration, and three brand-new appendices covering best practices for avoiding common drug errors, pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors, and elder care medication tips. All drug entry names are highlighted for easy retrieval of information, with therapeutic and pharmacologic classes clearly identified.

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