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Mosby's 2014 Nursing Drug Reference - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 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.

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of more than 1,300 generic and 4,500 trade-name drugs.
  • Organizes monographs alphabetically by generic drug name to allow for fast retrieval of needed information.
  • Includes comprehensive drug monographs containing generic names, Rx or OTC designations, pronunciation, 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.
  • Provides concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations: assess, administer, perform/provide, evaluate, and teach patient/family.
  • Highlights IV drug information in one easy-to-find place, under the Administer heading, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
  • Identifies high alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.
  • Features a nursing alert icon identifying considerations that require special attention.
  • Highlights common and life-threatening side effects for easy identification.
  • Features over 400 potential interactions between drugs and herbal products.
  • Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosages for newborns, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, hepatic, and renal patients.
  • Provides special Do Not Confuse headings so you can avoid administering the wrong drug.
  • Includes Tall Man lettering as recommended by the FDA to distinguish easily confused drug names.
  • Features 16 full-color illustrations that show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes such as antidepressants, antiinfectives and antiretroviral agents.
  • Features boldface route subheadings -- such as PO, IV, and IM -- under the Dosage and Routes and Administer headings to help in finding information quickly.
  • Includes several detailed multi-product monographs that group all chemically similar forms of insulins, cephalosporins (1st-, 2nd-, 3rd-generation), contraceptives, and penicillins together into single monographs, with cross-references to the individual forms of these drugs.
  • Includes a Drug Categories section with nursing considerations and a list of common generic drugs for each category.
  • Offers a Combination Products appendix covering the forms and uses of more than 500 products.
  • Provides Black Box Warnings with alerts to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.
  • Designates Canadian brand names with a maple leaf.
  • Offers a flexible, water-resistant cover for durability in the clinical setting.
  • Includes free online updates with the latest FDA drug alerts, new drug monographs, tables of recently released drugs in the U.S., a listing of high-alert Canadian medications and controlled substances, links to useful drug-related websites, information on selected prescription drugs with potential for abuse, an extensive table of orphan drugs, a detailed table of AHA drug dosing guidelines, names and uses of commonly used herbal products, medications that may be inappropriate for geriatric patients, drugs metabolized by known P450s, a comprehensive Drug Name Safety reference, and patient teaching guidelines.
  • Includes monographs of 25 new drugs recently approved by the FDA.
  • Presents thousands of new and updated drug facts, including doses, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions, and nursing considerations.

Visual Guide to Using this Book (inside front cover) Formulas Nomogram for Calculation of Body Surface Area Drug Categories Mechanism and Sites of Action Color Illustrations 2010 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules for the United States Individual Drugs Bibliography

Appendixes: A. Selected New Drugs B. Ophthalmic, Otic, Nasal, and Topical ProductsControlled Substances Chart C. Vaccines and Toxoids D. Antitoxins and Antivenins E. Combination Products F. FDA Pregnancy Categories G. Abbreviations

Index Mini Companion CD-ROM IV Drug/Solution Compatibility Chart Syringe Compatibility Chart (inside back cover)

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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