Summary: To be used as a resource for any psychiatric nursing and/or health professions course or for the clinical setting.
This easy-to-use reference focuses exclusively on psychiatric medications and offers a complete discussion of psychotropic drug use, pharmacokinetics, and psychopharmacology. This portable guide to safe and effective drug administration presents a full array of relevant information on each medication to ease discussions with patients, prescrib ...show moreing, and teaching patients about their medications. The guide provides easy access to over 100 drugs organized alphabetically by generic name according to class. For each drug in this book, the user will find Combination Drugs, Classifications, Pregnancy Category, Controlled Substance, Availability, Actions/Theraputic Effects, Uses, Contraindications/Cautions Use, Route/Dosage, Storage, Administration, Adverse Effects, Diagnostic Test Interference, Interactions, Pharmacokinetics, Nursing Implications, and Client/Family Education. It highlights nursing implications with special focus on mental health patient and family education. ...show less