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Nursing 2009 Drug Handbook with Web Toolkit
Synopses & Reviews
The 29th edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses has been revamped expressly to appeal to the education market as well as the practice market. This comprehensive reference provides complete monographs for more than 900 generic and 3,000 trade drugs. The monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use, and they focus on the practical information that practicing nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms, indications and dosages (including dosage adjustments) administration for all routes (plus I.V. drug incompatibilities (for I.V. drugs), drug action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, and duration), adverse reactions, interactions, effects on lab test results, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. A new chapter on drug classes is being added to the front of the book. The back-of-book CD is being ported to a Web toolkit with videos about medication administration, a color-photo pill guide, dosage calculators, interactions algorithms, and much more. NDHnow.com keeps the book up to date with partial monographs for new drugs.
Book News Annotation:
Arranged into 94 therapeutic classes, approximately 1,000 entries summarize the dosage, administration, action mechanism, adverse reactions, interactions, and nursing considerations for commonly prescribed drugs. Thirty-two color pages of 400 tablets and capsules are provided in the center of the handbook. The 29th edition adds 20 drugs and an appendix on vaccines, and replaces the CD-ROM with a website. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This bestselling nursing drug handbook is updated and includes an interactive Web Toolkit with dosage calculators, safety information, and more. Organized by therapeutic class, it provides quick access to current information on more than 900 generic and 3,000 brand-name drugs.
The best-selling nursing drug handbook for 28 years is now in its fully updated 2008 edition. Organized by therapeutic class, Nursing2008 Drug Handbook provides quick access to current, accurate information on over 900 generic and 3,000 brand-name drugs.
This edition includes over 30 recently approved drugs and newly approved indications. Each entry now includes pharmacologic class and information on the drug\'s half-life. Delayed, severe interactions are now highlighted.
A free CD-ROM contains 200 drug monographs and corresponding customizable patient-teaching handouts. CE activity and updates are on NDHnow.com.
Nursing2008 Drug Handbook will be available for PDA in September 2007.
The best-selling nursing drug handbook for 29 years is now in its fully updated 2009 edition. Organized by therapeutic class, Nursing2009 Drug Handbook provides quick access to current, accurate information on over 900 generic and 3,000 brand-name drugs.
This edition includes new chapters on pharmacologic classes with prototype drugs shown. Other features include administration sections for all routes and expanded sections on drug action.
A companion Web Toolkit will include dosage calculators; medication tips; videos and animations about medication administration and safety; a color-photo pill guide; interactions algorithms; nonprescription drug information; age-related information; guidelines for preventing medication errors; an English-Spanish audio glossary; interactive tests; and NCLEX®-style questions. CE activity and updates are available on NDHnow.com.
Nursing2009 Drug Handbook will be available for PDA in June 2008.
Table of Contents
Front end-sheet: Compatibility of drugs combined in a syringe
Contributors and consultants
How to use this book Guide to abbreviations
Chapter 1: Drug actions, interactions, and reactions
Chapter 2: Drug therapy across the lifespan
Chapter 3: Safe drug administration
Chapter 4: Drug Classifications
Chapters 5 to 98
Appendices and Index
Abbreviations to avoid
Quick guide to combination drugs
Pregnancy risk categories
Controlled substance schedule
Cytochrome P-450 enzymes and common drug interactions
Drugs that prolong the QTc interval Herbal supplements
Adverse reactions misinterpreted as age-related changes
Infusion flow rates
Combination drugs: Indications and dosages
Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosages
Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosages
Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines
Drugs that shouldn't be crushed
Normal laboratory test values
Back end-sheet: Ancillary available on ThePoint
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