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Nursing2005 Drug Handbook, 25th Anniversary Edition
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Book News Annotation:
This 25th anniversary edition adds newly approved drugs, a chapter on drug safety, and an expanded English-Spanish drug phrase translator. General information is offered on drug therapy actions, reactions, and life-span issues. Chapters on classes of drugs from anti-infectives to vitamins include nursing considerations, alerts, and cross-references to a color photo guide. The companion mini- CD contains monographs on commonly-used drugs, patient education sheets, and a link to an auxiliary Web site.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The only nursing drug guide organized by therapeutic class, this handbook includes newly FDA-approved drugs, new FDA-approved indications and dosages, and off-label indications in every appropriate drug monograph. Appendices include herbal medicines, infusion flow rates and more.
The best-selling nursing drug handbook for 25 years is now in its fully updated 2005 edition. Organized by therapeutic class, Nursing2005 Drug Handbook provides quick access to current, accurate information on over 1,000 generic and 3,500 brand-name drugs.
This editions interactions sections newly feature “Rapid Onset” information, highlighting moderate-to-severe interactions that appear within 24 hours. Coverage includes dozens of recently FDA-approved drugs, more pediatric dosages, and more off-label uses. Other features include a full-color photoguide to tablets and capsules and an expanded English-Spanish drug phrase translator.
A free mini-CD contains 200 drug monographs linked to 200 patient-teaching handouts. CE activity and free drug updates are available at NDHnow.com.
Table of Contents
General Information: Drug actions, reactions, and interactions / Drug therapy across the lifespan / Safe drug administration
Anti-infectives: Amebicides and antiprotozoals / Antihelmintics / Antifungals / Antimalarials / Antituberculotics and antileprotics / Aminoglycosides / Penicillins / Cephalosporins / Tetracyclines / Sulfonamides / Fluoroquinolones / Antivirals / Macrolide anti-infectives / Miscellaneous anti-infectives
Cardiovascular System Drugs: Inotropics / Antiarrhythmics / Antianginals / Antihypertensives / Antilipemics / Miscellaneous cardiovascular drugs
Central Nervous System Drugs: Nonnarcotic analgesics and antipyretics / Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs / Narcotic and opioid analgesics / Sedative-hypnotics / Anticonvulsants / Antidepressants / Anxiolytics / Antipsychotics / Central nervous system stimulants / Antiparkinsonians / Miscellaneous central nervous system drugs
Autonomic Nervous System Drugs: Cholinergics (parasympathomimetics) / Anticholinergics / Adrenergics (sympathomimetics) / Skeletal muscle relaxants / Neuromuscular blockers
Respiratory Tract Drugs: Antihistamines / Bronchodilators / Expectorants and antitussives / Miscellaneous respiratory drugs
Gastrointestinal Tract Drugs: Antacids, adsorbents, and antiflatulents / Digestive enzymes and gallstone solubilizers / Antidiarrheals / Laxatives / Antiemetics / Antiulcer drugs / Miscellaneous GI drugs
Hormonal Drugs: Corticosteroids / Androgens and anabolic steroids / Estrogens and progestins / Gonadotropins / Antidiabetic drugs and glucagon / Thyroid hormones / Thyroid hormone antagonists / Pituitary hormones / Parathyroid-like drugs
Drugs for Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: Diuretics / Electrolytes and replacement solutions / Acidifiers and alkalinizers
Hematologic Drugs: Hematinics / Anticoagulants / Blood derivatives / Thrombolytic enzymes
Antineoplastics: Alkylating drugs / Antimetabolites / Antibiotic antineoplastics / Antineoplastics that alter hormone balance / Miscellaneous antineoplastics
Immunomodulation Drugs: Immunosuppressants / Vaccines and toxoids / Antitoxins and antivenins / Immune serums / Biological response modifiers
Ophthalmic, Otic, and Nasal Drugs: Ophthalmic anti-infectives / Ophthalmic anti-inflammatories / Miotics / Mydriatics / Ophthalmic vasoconstrictors / Miscellaneous ophthalmics / Otics / Nasal drugs
Topical Drugs: Local anti-infectives / Scabicides and pediculicides / Topical corticosteroids
Nutritional Drugs: Vitamins and minerals / Calorics
Miscellaneous Categories: Antigout drugs / Oxytocics / Spasmolytics / Gold salts / Miscellaneous antagonists and antidotes / Uncategorized drugs
Appendices: Herbal medicines / Drugs that prolong the QTc interval / Drugs that shouldn't be crushed / Adverse reactions misinterpreted as age-related changes / Selected combination pain medications / Normal laboratory test result values / English-Spanish drug phrase translator / Infusion flow rates / Dialyzable drugs / Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines
Photoguide to Tablets and Capsules
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