Mosby's Canadian Nursing Drug Reference, 2nd Edition
The only truly Canadian adaptation of the first name in drug references! Mosby's® Canadian Nursing Drug Reference, 2nd Edition makes it easy for students to find the latest, most vital dosing and administration information on more than 5,000 Health-Canada-approved drugs. This portable, full-colour handbook emphasizes patient safety throughout with special !Warnings for potentially lethal reactions and alerts for clinical situations requiring special attention. Designed to help students develop clinical reasoning in practice and think critically in the classroom, this unique nursing drug reference is perfect for use at home and on the job. The companion Evolve website includes classroom-friendly documents showing how to read drug references, descriptions of drug family classifications, therapeutic uses, overarching cautions, critical thinking/clinical judgement exercises, and more!
- UNIQUE! Biohazard alerts are included to keep you safe when administering medications.
- More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals.
- Logical alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, and a full-colour design highlights important information.
- Logical organization of adverse effects organized by body system, are identified as common or life threatening, and show signs to watch for during assessments.
- Nursing process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.
- Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug, as well as its action, duration, and excretion.
- Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
- !Warning feature icon alerts you to important information.
- Nurse Alert feature icon highlights the most critical interactions and side-effects that you must be aware of during clinicals.
- High-alert Canadian medications are threaded throughout the text.
- Health-Canada–recommended vaccines and immune globulins appear throughout the text.
- Canadian controlled substances are discussed throughout the text.
- SI units are included throughout the text for easy reference.
- Comprehensive Canadian appendices are helpful for both clinical practice and nursing education.
- Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.
- Coverage of the latest Health-Canada–approved drugs ensure you have access to the most up-to-date medications.
- Up-to-date content reflects the latest drug therapies.
- NEW! Approximately 100 review questions on the companion Evolve website strengthen your confidence to accurately and safely administer drugs.
- NEW! Geri-Alert banner indicates drugs with potential adverse effects in gerontological patients.
- NEW! Appendix on Older Persons, Polypharmacy, and Adverse Drug Events (ADEs).
- NEW! Case studies on Evolve reflect the NCLEX-RN® NGN Clinical Judgement Measurement Model and the latest Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) competencies.
INDIVIDUAL DRUG MONOGRAPHS APPENDIXES Collaborative Medication Management Ophthalmic and Topical Products; Rectal Suppositories Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Effects (CTCAE) Vaccines and Immune Globulins Available in Canada Quick Labs for Medication Management Medication Metabolism: Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Inhibitors, Inducers, and Substrates Medications and Prolonged QT Interval Insulin, Insulin Analogues, and Non-insulin Diabetic Medications Medications for Pain, Delirium, and Palliative Approach Older Persons, Polypharmacy, and Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) INDEX EVOLVE WEBSITE • Additional Monographs • Canadian Resources (high-alert Canadian medications, Canadian controlled substance chart, Canadian recommended immunization schedule for infants and children)
Linda Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP, Consultant, Littleton, Colorado; Former Nursing Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico; El Paso Community College, El Paso, Texas and Faith Richardson, DNP, RN, Instructor, Practical Nursing; Practical Nursing Program, North Island College, Port Alberni, BC