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Nursing2018 Drug Handbook

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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 drugs
New information on the National Cancer Institute's "Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events" classification system
New appendices:

Understanding biosimilar drugs
Safe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to know
Prescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicity


Pregnancy-Lactation-Reproduction information highlighted in every monograph
Easy-to-spot safety and clinical alerts: Black Box Warnings, Adjust-a-dose, Dialyzable drug, Overdose Signs & Symptoms, Look alike-Sound alike Drugs, IV Incompatibilities
Nursing 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 capsules
Free 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.............................................................................................x

General information
1. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions
2. Drug therapy across the lifespan
3. Safe drug administration
4. Selected therapeutic drug classifications

Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name

New Drugs

Appendices
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 dosages
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1800 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 55.88mm | 1,157g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Thirty-Eighth
  • 32-page Photoguide insert
  • 1496353595
  • 9781496353597
  • 294,970

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