Mosby's Nursing Drug Cards, 23rd Edition

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Mosby's Nursing Drug Cards, 23rd Edition


Get a head start in becoming a pharmacology pro with Mosby's Nursing Drug Cards! More than 375 pre-made cards make it easy to find pharmacologic details and nursing management guidelines for over 750 generic and 600 brand-name drugs. Each durable 4 x 6-inch card lists the most up-to-date nursing information — including descriptions, use(s), mechanism(s), pharmacokinetics, side/adverse effects, contraindications/precautions, interactions, dosing, and nursing management priorities. Organized alphabetically, these all-in-one cards are your portable way to drug proficiency!

    • Coverage of over 750 generic and 600 brand-name drugs provides one-stop access to the information most needed for clinical practice.
    • Alphabetic organization helps you find information quickly.
    • Portable 4x6-inch cards are smaller than most drug cards and fit easily into a pocket.
    • Consistent format features a drug’s generic name, pronunciation, category, pregnancy category, brand name, dosage forms, use, action, pharmacokinetics, side/adverse effects, contraindications, interactions, dosage, and nursing management priorities.
    • Black Box Warnings highlight high-alert drugs.
    • Nursing management priorities follow a nursing process format: assess, diagnose, implement, and evaluate.
    • Comprehensive index contains generic and trade names, drug classes and combination products.
    • Tall Man lettering offers an easy, visual way to differentiate between similar drug names.
    • Drug side effects information distinguishes between common and life-threatening side effects for drugs.
    • Critical Thinking fill-in-the-blank card may be used on any drug prompting you to think about the drug category, action, patient teaching, and more.
    • NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses for all drug categories show the application of nursing diagnoses in pharmacology.
    • Information on nutritional supplements found in the appendix includes information on both herbal and non-herbal supplements.
    • Drug interaction information includes subheadings for drug, food, and laboratory interactions.
    • Drug pronunciations are listed for each generic drug and drug category.
    • Common conversion formulas are found on the inside lid of the box.
    • Dosage calculation formulas are listed in the appendix.
    • Blank card template lets you create additional cards.
      • NEW! 15 additional drugs and drug categories have been added to this edition to reflect the most recent FDA-approved drugs.
      • NEW! 100 new drug facts offer the latest information on dosage forms, new brand names, contraindications, side effects, actions, drug interactions, uses, and nursing management priorities.
      • NEW! Condensed category cards feature more concise information to help you easily find the information you need.

      Preface Bibliography Drug card explanation Contributors and Reviewers Abbreviations Trade Drugs Available in Canada Critical Thinking Card Category Cards Drug Cards

      Appendixes A. Antagonists and Antidotes:  flumazenil B. Antagonists and Antidotes:  naloxone C. Drug Dosage Calculations D. Look-alike/Sound-alike Drug Names E. Nutritional Supplements F. Management of Ingested Drug Overdose

      Index Blank card

      Patricia A. Nutz, RN, MSN, MEd, Professional Nurse Educator, School of Nursing, Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle, PA and Joseph A. Albanese, BS in Pharmacology, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY


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