Ideal for nurses in busy practice settings, this innovative, easy-to-use drug resource with over 1,000 drug entries guides you through clinical priorities and reflects the typical thought process behind ordering prescriptions to help you provide more effective patient care. Detailed coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations make this handbook essential for everyday practice!
List of Newly Approved Drugs 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. Drip Rates for Critical Care Medications Appendix D. Drugs of Abuse Appendix E. Equi-Analgesic Drugs Appendix F. FDA Pregnancy Categories Appendix G. Herbal Therapies and Interactions Appendix H. Lifespan and Cultural Aspects of Drug Therapy Appendix I. Normal Laboratory Values Appendix J. Orphan Drugs Appendix K. P450 inducers and inhibitors Appendix L. Poison Antidote Chart Appendix M. Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety Appendix N. Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations Appendix O. Signs and Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance Appendix P. Sound-Alike and Look-Alike Drugs Appendix Q. Spanish Phrases Often Used in the Clinical Setting Appendix R. Techniques of Medication Administration Appendix S. Chronic Wound Care Products Appendix T. Parenteral Fluid Administration New Drug Supplement Comprehensive Index Dangerous Abbreviations Rapid-Sequence Intubation Common Abbreviations