Nursing2012 Drug Handbook with Online Toolkit

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  • Edition: 32nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-24
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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The 32nd edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses has been revised, updated, and completely redesigned-with generic drugs alphabetically arranged for even faster access to drug and patient care information! This reliable guide offers comprehensive information on more than 1,000 generic and 3,000 brand-name drugs, with special attention given to maintaining patient safety: readers will find tall-man lettering, prominent black box warnings and clinical alerts, overdose signs and symptoms, look alike-sound alike drugs, easy-to-spot drug action and I.V. administration information, a new chapter on safe drug administration, and three brand-new appendices covering best practices for avoiding common drug errors, pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors, and elder care medication tips. All drug entry names are highlighted for easy retrieval of information, with therapeutic and pharmacologic classes clearly identified. Nursing2012 Drug Handbookincludes the ever-popular color photoguide (enhanced with even more drugs), A-to-Z tabs to quickly locate drug entries, detailed coverage of selected drug classifications, 17 appendices, and FREE online access to monthly drug updates and news, FDA warnings, patient teaching sheets, and a robust Toolkit packed with an array of indispendable tools-including drug safety guidelines and videos, pharmacology animations, pronunciation guides and translators, pediatric and geriatric tips/guidelines, dosage calculator, I.V. compatibility chart, and more. Each book comes with FREE 12-month online/mobile access to every drug in the book with weekly updates through the new Lippincott's Nursing Drug Advisor! Also includes a special pink ribbon bookmark, with a portion of the purchase price donated to breast cancer research.

Table of Contents

Anatomy of a monograph
Contributors and consultantsp. vi
How to use Nursing2012 Drug Handbook“p. vii
Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted termsp. xi
Guide to abbreviationsp. xii
General information
Drug actions, interactions, and reactionsp. 1
Drug therapy across the lifespanp. 5
Safe drug administrationp. 13
Selected drug classificationsp. 19
Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic namep. 59
Appendicesp. 1422
Pregnancy risk categoriesp. 1422
Controlled substance schedulesp. 1422
Quick guide to combination drugsp. 1423
Common combination drugs: Indications and dosagesp. 1428
Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosagesp. 1448
Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosagesp. 1459
Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelinesp. 1468
Cytochrome P-450 enzymes and common drug interactionsp. 1476
Drugs that prolong the QTc intervalp. 1478
Dialyzable drugsp. 1479
Abbreviations to avoidp. 1483
Herbal supplementsp. 1485
Drugs that shouldn't be crushed or chewedp. 1492
Avoiding common drug errors: Best practices and preventionp. 1495
Pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errorsp. 1498
Elder care medication tipsp. 1501
Additional new drugs: Indications and dosagesp. 1502
Indexp. 1505
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