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Mosby's 2014 Nursing Drug Reference - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 27th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Mosby's 2014 Nursing Drug Reference - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 27th Edition

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There is a difference in drug handbooks. From the leading name in nursing, Mosby’s 2014 Nursing Drug Reference makes it easy to find the latest and most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled — including 70 new entries on current drugs and drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug handbook places a higher emphasis on patient safety. With a full-color design and an A to Z organization, this portable reference gives you the most complete information for each drug, including dosing, side effects, interactions, and administration. Updated by nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference is a bestseller that has been relied upon by nurses for over 25 years.

    • More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals.
    • Attractive full-color design highlights important information for quick and easy access.
    • Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions.
    • Safety Alert icon identifies situations that require special attention.
    • Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments.
    • Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.
    • Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
    • Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.
    • Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion.
    • Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.
    • A companion website includes updates with infrequently used or recently approved drugs, a full-color pill atlas, guidelines to safe handling of chemotherapeutic agents, combination products, drugs metabolized by known P450s, medications to be cautiously for geriatric patients, herbal products, a listing of high-alert Canadian medications and immunization schedules, patient teaching guides in English and Spanish, and more.
    • 70 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs.

    Drug Categories

    Alpha-adrenergic blockers

    Anesthetics — general/local

    Antacids

    Anti-alzheimer agents

    Antianginals

    Antianxiety agents

    Antiasthmatics

    Anticholinergics

    Anticoagulants

    Anticonvulsants

    Antidepressants

    Antidiabetics

    Antidiarrheals

    Antidysrhythmics

    Antiemetics

    Antifungals (systemic)

    Antihistamines

    Antihypertensives

    Antiinfectives

    Antilipidemics

    Antineoplastics

    Antiparkinson agents

    Antiplatelets

    Antipsychotics

    Antipyretics

    Antiretrovirals

    Antituberculars

    Antitussives/expectorants

    Antivirals

    Beta-adrenergic blockers

    Bone resorption inhibitors

    Calcium channel blockers

    Cardiac glycosides

    Cholinergics

    Cholinergic blockers

    Corticosteroids

    Diuretics

    Histamine H2 antagonists

    Immunosuppressants

    Laxatives

    Neuromuscular blocking agents

    Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories

    Opioid analgesics

    Salicylates

    Sedatives/hypnotics

    Skeletal muscle relaxants

    Thrombolytics

    Thyroid hormones

    Vasodilators

    Vitamins

    Immunization Schedules

    Individual Drug Monographs in A-Z Format

    Appendixes

    A. Selected new drugs

    B. Ophthalmic, otic, nasal, and topical products

    C. Vaccines and toxoids

    Linda Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP, Consultant, Littleton, CO; Former Nursing Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX

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