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Best Value on the Market! A comprehensive, quick-access drug guide focusing on patient safety written specifically for nurses! McGraw-Hill Nurse's Drug Handbookprovides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence-base needed to safely administer more than 3,000 brand-name drugs and 1,000 generic drugs along with important patient monitoring instructions specific to each drug. For the safest, most effective drug administration possible: FDA boxed warnings appear within each monograph Special icons point out hazardous and high-alert drugs Safety inserts explain how to handle hazardous drugs Full-color 32 page insert covers Safe Drug Administration Critical advice on treating adverse reactions A streamlined design puts important information at your fingertips
Table of Contents
Common abbreviations Foreword About the author Advisors Contributors and reviewers Preface and user's guide Part 1 Drug monographs A to Z Safe drug administration Drug compatibilities Conversions and calculations Medication Reconciliation Guidelines for timely administration of scheduled drugs Drug names that look or sound alike Tall Man Letters Tablets and capsules not to crush Identifying injectin sites Monitoring blood levels Effects of dialysis on drug therapy Anaphylaxis: Treatment guidelines Adult cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines Pediatric cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines Acute coronary syndrome: Treatment guidelines Preventing and treating extravasation Guidelines for handling, preparing, and administering hazardous drugs Managing poisons and overdoses Part 2 Drug classes Vitamins and minerals Herbs and supplements Part 3 Appendices Appendix A: Common anesthetic drugs Appendix B: Common combination drugs products Appendix C: Adult immunization schedule by age group Appendix D: Childhood immunization schedule by age group Appendix E: Adolescent immunization schedule by age group Appendix F: Normal laboratory values for blood tests Appendix G: Drug infusion rates Appendix H: Identifying life-threatening adverse reactions Appendix I: Potentially inappropriate drugs for elderly patients Appendix J: Hazardous drugs Appendix K: Drugs that prolong the QT intervalAppendix M: Top 200 most commonly presceibed drugs Appendix N: Current drug shortages Selected reference Index