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EXPECT MORE!MORE new and updated content! MORE emphasis on safe nursing practice! MORE organized and readable!Count on Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, Eleventh Edition to deliver easy-to-read, well-organized monographs on hundreds of generic and thousands of trade name drugs. With a focus on nursing practice and usability, it's the one drug guide that provides comprehensive coverage of all populations across the entire lifespan, and all of the guidance needed to administer medications competently and safely. NEW AT A GLANCE! MORE NEW AND UPDATED CONTENT NEW! Additional content for psychotropic drugs. NEW! Headings for IV administration, dilution, and concentration. NEW! "Tall Man" letters for FDA-identified drugs. NEW! Full-color photographs of high alert and "Tall Man" drugs. NEW! Full-color administration charts for IM syringe compatibility and IV administration. NEW! Expanded evidence-based content. NEW! Appendix comparing Canadian and U.S. pharmaceutical practices. NEW! More Canadian brand names in the monographs, denoted by a maple leaf icon. NEW! Maple leaf icon in the index. MORE TEACHING TOOLS NEW! Resources for Instructors online at DavisPlus, upon adoption.MORE LEARNING TOOLS Resources for Students online at DavisPlus. (No fee. No password. No registration.) NEW! Enhanced online service for www.DrugGuide.com, powered by Unbound Medicine. MORE OF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, Eleventh Edition continues to deliver all of the strengths that have made it the drug guide of choice-year after year.MORE EMPHASIS ON NURSING PRACTICE... Uses all 5 steps of the nursing process. Includes The Joint Commission's guidelines on pain management. Covers vulnerable patient populations across the lifespan. Provides extensive coverage of IV administration.MORE FOCUS ON SAFETY... Provides more high-alert coverage and patient safety information than any other drug guide! Explains how to administer medication safely by all routes. Covers drug-drug, drug-natural and drug-food interactions. Includes Patient and Family Teaching Guidelines. MORE ORGANIZED AND READABLE... Organized by generic drug name, with an index that includes generic, trade, classifications, combination drugs, and natural and herbals. Written in an engaging and easy-to read style.MORE CURRENT... Provides regular drug updates via e-mail- Register FREE at www.DrugGuide.com, powered by Unbound Medicine! Monographs for new FDA-approved drugs. Drug alerts and recalls. Offers a NEW! online subscription service, available from Unbound Medicine. MORE WAYS TO ENHANCE STUDENT LEARNING... Student Resources Online at DavisPlus -- FREE upon adoption! NEW! Animations demonstrate the administration and absorption of oral drugs. The animations also feature schematic brain illustrations that depict the impact of certain DSM disorders and the effect of psychotropic medications on patients. NEW! Video Clips illustrate the safe administration of medications. NEW! Interactive Case Studies enhance your students' critical thinking skills by offering brief "real-life" scenarios followed by a series of questions with answers and rationales. Tutorials provide an evidence-based overview of safe and effective medication administration. A multiple-choice self test for each topic helps students assess their learning. And more! MORE TOOLS TO ENHANCE TEACHING. NEW! Instructor Resources Online at DavisPlus -FREE upon adoption! These password-protected ancillaries are FREE to instructors who adopt Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, Eleventh Edition. Case Studies with real-life scenarios, followed by questions designed to encourage critical thinking skills that you can print out and use in your classes. PowerPoint Presentations for classroom use. Drug Classifications Drug Interactions Medication Errors Special Populations The Drug Search Installer from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses CD-ROM. A Scavenger Hunt. And more!
Judith Hopfer Deglin, PharmD Consultant Pharmacist Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut Uncasville, Connecticut April Hazard Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN Wayne State University College of Nursing Detroit, Michigan
Table of Contents
|How to Use Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses||p. 1|
|Evidence-Based Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics: Implications for Nurses||p. 5|
|Medication Errors: Improving Practices and Patient Safety||p. 8|
|Detecting and Managing Adverse Drug Reactions||p. 14|
|Special Dosing Considerations||p. 18|
|The Pediatric Patient||p. 18|
|The Geriatric Patient||p. 18|
|The Patient of Reproductive Age||p. 19|
|Renal Disease||p. 19|
|Liver Disease||p. 19|
|Heart Failure||p. 19|
|Body Size||p. 20|
|Drug Interactions||p. 20|
|Educating Patients about Safe Medication Use||p. 21|
|Anti-Alzheimer's agents||p. 23|
|Antianxiety agents||p. 26|
|Antiparkinson agents||p. 53|
|Antiplatelet agents||p. 54|
|Antiulcer agents||p. 63|
|Beta blockers||p. 67|
|Bone resorption inhibitors||p. 69|
|Calcium channel blockers||p. 71|
|Central nervous system stimulants||p. 73|
|Lipid-lowering agents||p. 83|
|Minerals/electrolytes/pH modifiers||p. 84|
|Natural/Herbal Products||p. 86|
|Nonopioid analgesics||p. 87|
|Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents||p. 88|
|Opioid analgesics||p. 90|
|Skeletal muscle relaxants||p. 94|
|Vaccines/immunizing agents||p. 97|
|Vascular headache suppressants||p. 98|
|Weight control agents||p. 100|
|Drug Monographs in Alphabetical Order by Generic Name||p. 103|
|Less Commonly Used Drugs||p. 1267|
|Natural/Herbal Products||p. 1297|
|Recent Drug Approvals||p. 1321|
|Combination Drugs||p. 1329|
|Ophthalmic Medications||p. 1349|
|Medication Administration Techniques||p. 1357|
|Dose Calculation Formulas||p. 1360|
|Body Surface Area Nomograms||p. 1363|
|Normal Values of Common Laboratory Tests||p. 1365|
|Commonly Used Abbreviations||p. 1368|
|Pregnancy Categories and Controlled Substance Schedules||p. 1370|
|Equianalgesic Dosing Guidelines||p. 1372|
|Recommendations for the Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs||p. 1375|
|Food Sources for Specific Nutrients||p. 1377|
|Insulins and Insulin Therapy||p. 1379|
|Canadian and U.S. Pharmaceutical Practices||p. 1381|
|Routine Pediatric and Adult Immunizations||p. 1383|
|Administering Medications to Children||p. 1390|
|Pediatric Dosage Calculations||p. 1391|
|Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Requirements||p. 1392|
|Comprehensive Generic/Trade/Classifications Index||p. 1395|
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