2015 Intravenous Medications - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,31st Edition
The #1 IV drug handbook for more than 40 years, Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals is trusted for its accuracy and comprehensive coverage. Whether you prefer the portable print version or one of the convenient electronic formats, each drug monograph — including those for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA — includes the drug’s generic name, common trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses, contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidote — all alphabetically organized to help you find drug information quickly and easily.
- UNIQUE! Published annually to ensure that you have essential information on the most recently approved IV drugs, as well as updated information on existing drugs.
- UNIQUE! Thorough coverage of more than 350 IV drugs provides far more information than any other comparable handbook.
- Updated IV drug dilution and dosage charts within monographs provide quick access to essential information.
- Black Box Warnings, screening, and highlighting make locating key information fast and easy.
- Age-specific dosage variances are highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients.
- IV drugs are listed alphabetically by generic name for quick clinical reference.
- Redesigned printed thumb tabs help you find information faster.
- UNIQUE! Time-tested page layout keep all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page.
- Consistent, easy-to-use format provides all the essential clinical information you need on IV drug administration.
- NEW! Eleven new drug monographs provide you with current, clinically relevant drug information for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA.
- NEW! Updated drug monographs reflect the latest changes in IV drug therapy.
General Dilution Charts (inside front cover and facing page) How to Use This Book Evolve Website Information Format and Content of Intravenous Medications Key to Abbreviations Important IV Therapy Facts Resources IV Drugs Appendixes:
A. Recommendations for the Safe Use and Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs B. FDA Pregnancy Categories C. Information for Patients Receiving Immunosuppressive Agents D. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events E. Recently Approved Drugs
Index Solution Compatibility Chart (last page and inside back cover of print version)
Betty L. Gahart, RN, Nurse Consultant in Education, Napa, California and Adrienne R. Nazareno, PharmD, Clinical Manager, Pharmacist in Charge, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, California