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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses - Text Only - 10th edition

by Judith Hopfer Deglin and April Hazard Vallerand

Davis`s Drug Guide for Nurses - Text Only (ISBN10: 0803614632; ISBN13: 9780803614635)
ISBN13: 978-0803614635
ISBN10: 0803614632

Summary: The new Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 10th Edition has easy-to-read, well-organized monographs that most clearly emphasize what students and nurses need to know. It includes even more new monographs and the latest FDA approvals. This updated edition is a book that students can count on with vital information for Peds as well as precautions for all vulnerable populations. From pediatrics to geriatrics and from pregnancy to breast feeding considerations, Davis's Drug ...show moreGuide for Nurses addresses the entire lifespan. It's like having an experienced nurse at your side!

New Features:

  • Expanded pediatric coverage including new indications and dosing recommendations for 100 top pediatric drugs
  • Expanded "Nursing Implications" coverage highlights pediatric, geriatric, and OB medication administration considerations
  • New appendix devoted to pediatric issues includes:
  • An immunization schedule
  • Tips and special techniques for administering medications to children
  • Oral rehydration solutions
  • Drugs and breast feeding
  • New appendix of Beer's Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults - a compilation of drugs that can be harmful to older adults and a list of drugs associated with increased number of falls in older adults
  • Expanded appendix of herbal and natural products to offer the most complete coverage of any other source
  • Easier-to-read design
Safety First! More High Alert Coverage and Patient Safety Information than any other Drug Guide:
  • A special highlighted tab identifies High Alert Medications that have a high risk for patient injury
  • Highlighted information throughout the monograph explains why a medication is high alert and what the nurse can do to ensure patient safety
  • Specific nursing interventions to ensure safe administration of high alert medications
  • Includes "Do not confuse with" caution statements throughout
  • "Do not crush, break, or chew" caution statements highlighted in color
  • Side effects organized by body systems with the most frequent problems underlined and LIFE-THREATENING problems capitalized and in color

Specific nursing actions help your students prevent administration errors, detect dosing and dispensing errors, and detect or prevent adverse drug reactions (ADR)s:
How to administer IV medications, including:
  • Dose, Dilution, and Rate
  • Clinical Precautions
  • Direct IV: Intermittent or Continuous Infusion
  • Life Span Considerations
  • IV Compatibility and Incompatibility
  • Which drugs are commonly confused
  • What types of written orders must be clarified
  • Detailed implementation information explains how to administer medication safely by all routes - includes:
  • Toxicity and overdosage signs, symptoms and treatment for selected high alert drugs
  • Safe handling tips for hazardous medications to keep the student/nurse safe
  • Commonly misinterpreted abbreviations are listed to help your students know what to do when they encounter these
  • Dosing considerations for patients with renal or hepatic impairment
  • How to educate patients for safe medication use in the home
All organized within a Nursing Process framework to help your students plan care!
The Most Comprehensive and Detailed Nursing Implications, including:
  • Nursing diagnoses suggestions that address drug indications or potential side effects
  • Clear assessment information helps your students competently monitor for both therapeutic and unwanted drug effects - also includes pain assessment guidelines and lab test considerations
  • Comprehensive patient education information for every medication - assumes no previous knowledge about medication and highlights critically important points
Other Key Features :
  • Average wholesale prices for the top 300 drugs with generic availability indicated where available
  • Many new monographs, along with the latest FDA information on new medications/warnings, dosage forms and unlabeled uses, life-span considerations, and product withdrawals
  • 50 Comprehensive Drug Classes
  • Accurate pediatric and geriatric dosages for prescription and over-the-counter meds
  • The most commonly used combination drugs completely updated
  • Pain guidelines emphasized for easy identification
  • Generic availability with prices clearly indicated (when available)
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Edition/Copyright: 10TH 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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