2011 Intravenous Medications : A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals

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  • Edition: 27th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-29
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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The #1 IV drug handbook for 38 years, Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals is trusted for its accuracy and comprehensive coverage. It provides essential data on administering more than 350 intravenous drugs, with a portable size for convenience in any clinical setting. This edition includes entries for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA and hundreds of new drug facts. With an alphabetical organization and a detailed appendix of generic and trade names plus pharmacologic actions, this reference makes it easy to find drug information quickly.

Provides comprehensive information for each drug including its generic name (with a phonetic pronunciation guide), common trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, compatibilities and incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses (including unlabeled uses), contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidote.

-Lists IV drugs alphabetically by generic name with indexes of drugs by generic name, trade name, and drug category for quick clinical reference.

-Includes a Black Box Warning icon next to Precautions headings to alert you to drugs that carry an FDA black box warning.

-Highlights age-specific dose variances for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients in separate sections. Lists all side effects, compatibilities, and incompatibilities in alphabetical order for quick review.

-Presents General Dilution Charts and a Solution Compatibility Chart inside the front and back covers for fast, easy reference.

Displays dosing information on a single page or a two-page spread. -

-Includes over 100 charts detailing dosing and dilution guidelines, recommended dose modifications, combination schedules, infusion rates, and more.

Offers a portable size and flexible spiral binding for practical use in any setting. -

Uses extensive cross referencing within individual drug descriptions for quick access. -

Provides IV Therapy Facts and appendices for quick, valuable guidance. -

Identifies drugs available only in Canada with a maple leaf icon. -

Also available in a PDA version for Palm, Pocket PC, Blackberry, and iPhone/iPod Touch.-

-Entries for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA ensure you are using the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available.

-Hundreds of new and updated drug facts keep you current with the latest dosage adjustments, indications, interactions, compatibilities, side effects, precautions, and additional disease-specific dosages.

Table of Contents

General Dilution Charts (inside front cover and facing page)
How to Use This Book
Evolve Website Information
Format and Content of Intravenous Medications
Key to Abbreviations
Important IV Therapy Facts
IV Drugs, A-Z
Appendices (tentative):
Recommendations for the Safe Use of Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs
FDA Pregnancy Categories
Information for Patients Receiving Immunosuppressive Agents
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events
Recently Approved Drugs
Solution Compatibility Chart (last page and inside back cover)
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Wonderful handbook March 17, 2011
I like the format and size of this book. You can throw it in your bag and take it anywhere.
This textbook is very simple and easy to understand. It shows compatibilities, in-compatibilities, administration times, amount of dilution needed, side effects, expected actions, drug names and cl[censored].
I imagine that most nurses who read it will use it as a reference book many times. I know I will.
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