9781469887043

Nursing 2016 Drug Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9781469887043

  • ISBN10:

    1469887045

  • Edition: 36th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/8/2015
  • Publisher: LWW
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Summary

The 36th edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses provides complete monographs for more than 900 generic and thousands of brand-name drugs. Monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use and 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 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.

Also includes chapters on general drug information (pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacogenomics, safe drug administration, therapeutic classifications), numerous appendices, and new easy-to-spot symbols for Canadian drugs (maple leaf) and Do Not Crush (DNC) drugs. Text is complemented by free Toolkit containing hundreds of online resources.

You can also count on Nursing2016 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 …
• 32 NEW FDA-approved drugs
• NEW! Appendices on Serotonin syndrome, Tumor lysis syndrome, and the Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
• NEW! Appendices on Canadian drugs and safety concerns: Do Not Use chart (ISMP Canada), Decision Tree, Canadian National Drug Schedules.

With the safeguards you’ll find only in the Nursing2016 Drug Handbook, it’s easier than ever to stay current on the more than 4,500 latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most common medication errors:
• Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populations
• Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes
Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than in any previous edition!
Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that occur with 1% & greater frequency, with special emphasis on life-threatening adverse reactions
• Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespan
Combination drug section
Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information in appendices
Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages
FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs
• Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix provides essential information, including indications and dosages for very infrequently used drugs
Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriate
Robust Web Toolkit with hundreds of tools and resources, including monthly drug updates, warnings, and news capsules
Safe Drug Administration chapter focuses on the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues (such as REMS), preventing and treating extravasation, and preventing exposure to hazardous drugs
 • Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more.

Table of Contents

Contents

Anatomy of a monograph.......................................................................................... inside front cover

Contributors and consultants............................................................................................................... iv

How to use Nursing2016 Drug Handbook®..................................................................................... .v

Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted terms.................................................... ix

Guide to abbreviations........................................................................................................................... x

General information

1......... Drug actions, interactions, and reactions............................................................................. 1

2......... Drug therapy across the lifespan........................................................................................... 6

3......... Safe drug administration........................................................................................................ 14

4......... Selected therapeutic drug classifications........................................................................... 23

Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name...............................................................................

Appendices.......................................................................................................................................

1......... Avoiding common drug errors: Best practices and prevention............................................1512

2......... Pregnancy risk categories: The FDA's Final Rule.................................................................1515

3......... Controlled substance schedules..............................................................................................1515

4......... Abbreviations to avoid................................................................................................................1516

5......... Pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors................................................................1517

6......... Elder care medication tips..........................................................................................................1520 

7......... Drugs that prolong the QTc interval..........................................................................................1521

8......... Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines..................................................................................1522

9......... Cytochrome P-450 enzymes and common drug interactions...............................................1530

10....... Nursing Process: Patient safety during drug therapy............................................................1532

11....... Serotonin syndrome: What you should know to protect your patient..................................1533

12....... Tumor lysis syndrome: A life-threatening emergency...........................................................1534

13....... Dialyzable drugs............................................................................................................................1535

14....... Antidotes: Indications and dosages...........................................................................................1538

15....... Selected biologicals and blood derivatives: Indications and dosages................................1543

16....... Common combination drugs: Indications and dosages..........................................................1550

17....... Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosages.......................................................................1567

18....... Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosages.....................................................................1576

19....... Nutritional supplements: Indications and dosages...................................................................1585

20....... Antacids: Indications and dosages...............................................................................................1588

21....... Laxatives: Indications and dosages.............................................................................................1589

22....... Do not use: Dangerous abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations (ISMP Canada).1593

23....... Decision Tree: Deciding about medication administration.......................................................1594

24....... Canadian National Drug Schedules.............................................................................................1595

25.......Less commonly used drugs: Indications and dosages...............................................................1596

26.......Additional new drugs: Indications and dosages..........................................................................1630

Index................................................................................................................................................................1636 


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