PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook 2000
A comprehensive reference for nursing students, this work offers a complete listing of drugs, organized alphabetically by generic name. The available form(s) of each drug and the dosage(s) for each form are also included. A separate section organized by therapeutic class provides core information that applies to all drugs within the class. Additional information for each drug is provided in the A-Z section. A colour insert provides more than 200 photographs of tablets and capsules, covering a selection of the most frequently prescribed drugs. The nursing consideration section (highlighted in color) in each monograph organizes nursing actions according to the steps of the nursing process. In the Administration section, IV administration considerations are identified by an icon for quick access. Other useful information for students includes a list of common sound-alike drug names, commonly used abbreviations and symbols, and a list of drug monographs that can be found on the Web site (no longer included in the Handbook).
- Paperback | 1493 pages
- 121.92 x 198.12 x 40.64mm | 725.74g
- 14 Aug 1999
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Delmar Cengage Learning
- Clifton Park, United States
- 6th edition
- colour and b&w illustrations, tables, index
Table of contents
CHAPTER 1: How to Use PDR-99. CHAPTER 2: Therapeutic Drug Classifications. CHAPTER 3: A-Z Listing of Drugs. APPENDIX 1: Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada. APPENDIX 2: Elements of a Prescription. APPENDIX 3: Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned. APPENDIX 4: Nomogram for Estimating Body Surface Area. APPENDIX 5: Easy Formulas for IV Rate Calculation. APPENDIX 6: Adult IVPB Medication Administration Guidelines and Riders. APPENDIX 7: Therapeutic Classification of Wounds and Dressings. APPENDIX 8: Drug Preview. APPENDIX 9: Commonly Accepted Therapeutic Drug Levels. APPENDIX 10. (Part contents).