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Drug Handbook : A Nursing Process Approach

Drug Handbook : A Nursing Process Approach - 92 edition

Drug Handbook : A Nursing Process Approach - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780201092783

ISBN10: 0201092786

Drug Handbook : A Nursing Process Approach by Rosalinda A. Alfaro-Lefevre - ISBN 9780201092783
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 1992
International: No
Drug Handbook : A Nursing Process Approach by Rosalinda A. Alfaro-Lefevre - ISBN 9780201092783

ISBN13: 9780201092783

ISBN10: 0201092786

Summary

This easy-to-use handbook presents drug information in straightforward, simple language. By highlighting the key data essential to the safe and effective administration of each drug, the Drug Handbook provides quick reference to more than 1,400 drugs, drug actions, side effects, interactions, and dosages.

The text is divided into three color-coded sections: Section I, Nursing Process and Medication Administration, (guidelines and examples that review the steps of the nursing process with specific application to the administration of medications in the clinical setting; includes procedures for all routes of administration); Section II, Classification Overviews (key concepts for important drug classes); Section III, Drugs (drugs are listed alphabetically by generic name for quick retrieval of essential information; brand names are listed in the index).

  • Drug information is presented in clear, simple terms.
  • Color-coding provides quick and easy access.
  • Nursing Process section focuses on applying the nursing process to the administration of medication in the clinical setting.
  • Therapeutic goals, with outcome criteria for evaluation, are described with each classification and individual drug.
  • Clinical alerts, interaction alerts, and other special considerations are highlighted throughout.
  • Holistic interventions that enhance achievement of therapeutic goals are provided.
  • Patient/family teaching and homecare are discussed throughout.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Applying the Nursing Process

SECTION 2: Drug Classification Overviews

SECTION 3: Quick Reference to Drugs: Information in Alphabetical Order by Generic Name

Appendixes: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses
Measurement Equivalents and Conversions
Bibliography
Index

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