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Find any drug fact in 15 seconds or less-including 30 NEW drugs and important nursing considerations for every one. The Nursing2013 Drug Handbook --the 33rd edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses -- provides complete monographs for more than 900 generic and 3,000 trade drugs. The monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use, and they 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. You can count on Nursing2013 Drug Handbookto 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 … 30 NEW drugshighlighted so you can't miss them administration guidance for every appropriate route I.V. drug incompatibilityinformation effects on lab test resultsfor every drug drug-drug, along with drug-food, drug-lifestyle, and drug-herb interactionsfor expert monitoring, including rapid- and delayed-onset interactions dosage adjustment alertsfor your patient with such conditions as renal or hepatic disease and for special populations every commonly prescribed drug. a full-color Photoguideto help you confidently identify 431 tablets and capsules With the safeguards you'll find only in the Nursing2013 Drug Handbookit's easier than ever to stay current on the 3,000 latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most common medication errors: Appendix on less commonly used drugs with indications and dosages NOW!A to Z format with alphabetical tabs for quick reference NOW!FDA TALL MANlettering for look-alike drug names NOW!Overdose signs and symptoms for every drug NOW!Drugs that shouldn't be crushed or chewed NOW! Black Box Warningshighlight specific FDA-issued warnings NOW!Nursing guidance on multiple-drug regimens Pharmacologic and therapeutic class identificationfor every drug to help you better prepare for adverse effects Alertlogo for drugs that can cause significant harm Look alikesound alikelogo for added safety against errors Abbreviations to avoidto safeguard your patient and your nursing license Patient-teachinginstructions for every drug
Table of Contents
Anatomy of a monograph Contributors and consultants How to use Nursing2013 Drug Handbook Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted terms General information 1. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions 2. Drug therapy across the lifespan 3. Safe drug administration 4. Selected drug classifications Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name Appendices Pregnancy risk categories Controlled substance schedules Quick guide to combination drugs Common combination drugs: Indications and dosages Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosages Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosages Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines Cytochrome P-450 enzymes and common drug interactions Drugs that prolong the QTc interval Dialyzable drugs Abbreviations to avoid Drugs that shouldn't be crushed or chewed Avoiding common drug errors: Best practices and prevention Pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors Elder care medication tips Less commonly used drugs: Indications and dosages Additional new drugs: Indications and dosages