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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses-Text Only

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses-Text Only - 11th edition

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses-Text Only - 11th edition

ISBN13: 9780803619128

ISBN10: 080361912X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
International: No

ISBN13: 9780803619128

ISBN10: 080361912X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11TH 09

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A thirteen hundred page A to Z drug guide that has many adherents. As with other reference books, nursing drug guides should be compared. Very clearly, in medicine, one size doesn't fit all.
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* Free monthly updates available on the web.
* The accompanying disk provides access to 500 drugs. Its features and capabilities include:
* Access to drugs by generic or trade name at the click of a mouse
* The ability for students to make customized med cards, by printing drugs out before seeing a patient and having the information available at their fingertips
* Instant information on indications, actions, pharmacokinetics, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, route/dosage, availability, and nursing implications
* Includes 100 new monographs, along with all the latest FDA information on new medications/warnings, dosage forms and unlabeled uses, life span considerations, and product withdrawals
* New appendix on frequently used natural, herbal, and complementary therapies
* Includes over 4,600 trade and generic drugs
* New renal and hepatic impairment dosage alerts included where appropriate
* Provides the most comprehensive patient/family teaching tips available
* Availability costs for wholesale price of average drug therapy is highlighted in second color
* Much more IV drug information than any other source
* Generic availability indicated in applicable monographs
* 475 commonly used combination drugs have been completely updated
* Flavors of meds included where appropriate
* Includes 100 full-color images of the most commonly prescribed brand names
* 70 comprehensive drug classifications; each monograph lists the therapeutic and pharmacologic classification
* Intravitreal route added to route and dosage section
* Side effects are organized by body systems with the most frequent problems underlined and LIFE THREATENING problems capitalized and set in a second color for easy identification
* IV therapy tips organized by direct IV (IV rate times), intermittent infusion, and continuous infusion; rate times are prominently displayed

Robin Y. Wood

This is the fifth edition of a drug reference for nurses describing over 1500 prescription and nonprescription drugs classified into 51 categories. Drugs are alphabetically arranged by generic name with quick-reference A-Z tabs and a detailed cross-referenced index of names. The book includes more than 80 new drugs, many recently approved by the FDA. Two new anticonvulsants, two new antidepressants, and several new antiretroviral agents are described. The purpose is to provide a current, comprehensive, and convenient drug resource for nurses to assure safe and effective administration of medications. Drug information highlights the indications, action and pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions, side effects, interactions, route and dosage, time/action profile, and warnings for each drug. Nursing implications offered for each drug include assessment, laboratory test considerations, potential nursing diagnoses, implementation, patient/family teaching instructions, and guidelines for evaluation. This information is essential for safe, informed patient care by nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students in every healthcare setting. This type of reference is required wherever nurses give medications. Full color pictures clearly display 430 most commonly prescribed drugs. Special dosing considerations are given for pediatric, geriatric, and obstetric patients and patients with renal/liver or congestive heart failure. Issues of compatibility among drugs in syringes, IV tubing, and solutions are addressed. Appendixes contain useful tables for calculating infusion rates and dosages, commonly used combination drugs, administration techniques, routine immunizations, andrecent drug release updates. This drug reference is accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive, and convenient. It should be owned by all nurses and nursing students, available in all nursing libraries, and handy for quick reference in all healthcare settings where drugs are administered.