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Fully updated with more than 4,300 clinical changes to nearly 3,500 generic, brand, and combination drugs"New Drugs" section featuring nearly 29 new FDA-approved generics and their corresponding brand-name drugsNew information on the National Cancer Institute's "Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events" classification systemNew appendices: Understanding biosimilar drugsSafe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to knowPrescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicityPregnancy-Lactation-Reproduction information highlighted in every monographEasy-to-spot safety and clinical alerts: Black Box Warnings, Adjust-a-dose, Dialyzable drug, Overdose Signs & Symptoms, Look alike-Sound alike Drugs, IV IncompatibilitiesNursing Considerations and Patient Teaching sections detailing the essential facts nurses need to know 32-page Photoguide featuring over 450 of the most commonly prescribed tablets and capsulesFree access to Monthly Drug Updates and an Online Toolkit with hundreds of helpful tools and resources Table of Contents Anatomy of a monograph...............................................................inside front cover Contributors and consultants...................................................................................v How to use Nursing2018 Drug Handbook...............................................................vi Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted terms................................ix Guide to abbreviations.............................................................................................xGeneral information 1. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions 2. Drug therapy across the lifespan 3. Safe drug administration 4. Selected therapeutic drug classificationsAlphabetical listing of drugs by generic nameNew DrugsAppendices 1. Avoiding common drug errors: Best practices and prevention 2. Pregnancy risk categories: The FDA's Final Rule 3. Controlled substance schedules 4. Abbreviations to avoid (The Joint Commission) 5. Pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors 6. Elder care medication tips 7. Prescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicity 8. Understanding biosimilar drugs 9. Nursing process: Patient safety during drug therapy 10. Serotonin syndrome: What you should know to protect your patients 11. Tumor lysis syndrome: A life-threatening emergency 12. Antidiarrheals: Indications and dosages 13. Antidotes: Indications and dosages 14. Selected biologicals and blood derivatives: Indications and dosages 15. Common combination drugs: Indications and dosages 16. Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosages 17. Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosages 18. Antacids: Indications and dosages 19. Laxatives: Indications and dosages 20. Additional OTC drugs: Indications and dosages 21. Do not use: Dangerous abbreviations, symbols and dose designations (ISMP Canada) 22. Decision tree: Deciding about medication administration 23. Canadian National Drug Schedules 24. Safe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to know 25. Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines 26. Less commonly used drugs: Indications and dosages 27. Additional new drugs: Indications and dosagesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1800 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 55.88mm | 1,157g
  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Thirty-Eighth
  • 32-page Photoguide insert
  • 1496353595
  • 9781496353597
  • 57,354