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cover image - Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018 - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323525060
Publication Date: 03-17-2017
Page Count: 1552
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $39.95

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018 - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 1st Edition

by Robert Kizior, BS, RPh and Keith Hodgson, RN, BSN, CCRN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - Access Card

cover image - Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018 - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323525060
Publication Date: 03-17-2017
Page Count: 1552
Imprint: Saunders
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Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018 provides essential information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs. This go-to drug reference features Black Box Alerts and comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations — all in a handy user-friendly format. To promote better patient care, it uniquely guides students through clinical priorities in the practice setting. New drug monographs cover approximately 25 newly approved drugs by the FDA; and thoroughly updated monographs include new interactions, precautions, and alerts.

    • Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) are organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy.
    • Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions to help you identify which are most likely to occur.
    • Special text treatment for high-alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm, as well as an appendix for drug names that sound alike and look alike, help promote safe drug administration.
    • UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs and herb interactions keep you informed of the effects of commonly encountered herbs.
    • Classifications section features an overview of actions and uses for drug families.
    • Top 100 Drugs list helps you easily identify the most frequently administered drugs.
    • Nursing implications are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching.
    • Information on lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations equips you with special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune- or renal-compromised patients.
    • Extensively expanded IV content features a heading for IV compatibilities and expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities.
    • Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs to help you understand different drug dose options for specific diseases.
    • Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located directly in the main section of the book for easier accessibility.
    • Customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs and quarterly drug updates are located on the free Evolve companion site.
    • Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you the patient implications for drug administration.
    • Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs.
    • Newly approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick and easy access to this timely information.
    • A sample drug monograph with callouts helps you understand how to use the book more efficiently.
    • NEW and EXPANDED! New drug monographs for approximately 25 newly approved drugs by the FDA equip you with the most current drug information.
    • NEW! Thoroughly updated monographs throughout feature updated information on new interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information.
    • NEW and UPDATED! Over 270 Black Box Alerts updates and additions highlight the drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.
  • How to Use This Book
    Contents
    List of Newly Approved Drugs
    Evolve Page
    IV Compatibility Chart Insert
    Drugs by Disorder
    Section I: Drug Classifications
    Section II: A-Z Drugs
    Section III: Reference Section
    Appendix A: Calculation of Doses
    Appendix B: Controlled Drugs (United States)
    Appendix C: Chronic Wound Care
    Appendix D: Drugs of Abuse
    Appendix E: Equianalgesic Dosing
    Appendix F: Herbals: Common Natural Medicines
    Appendix G: Lifespan, Cultural Aspects, and Pharmacogenomics of Drug Therapy
    Appendix H: Normal Laboratory Values
    Appendix I: Cytochrome P450 (CYP) Enzymes
    Appendix J: Poison Antidote Chart
    Appendix K: Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety
    Appendix L: Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations
    Appendix M: Parenteral Fluid Administration
    Appendix N: Spanish Phrases Often Used in Clinical Settings
    General Index
    Commonly Used Abbreviations
    Dangerous Abbreviation List
  • Robert Kizior, BS, RPh, Pharmacist (retired), Department of Pharmacy, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Illinois,; Former Adjunct Faculty Member at William Rainey Harper Community College, Palatine, Illinois and Keith Hodgson, RN, BSN, CCRN
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