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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

15th Edition

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Publisher: F.A. Davis Company



Description At A Glance

Based on 15th print ed., with 2017 updates - 5,000 trade & generic drugs. 150 drug classifications. 800 built-in dosage calculators. Audio pronunciations. 1000+ drug monographs. Includes 1-year online access with WebView.

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (DrugGuide™) sets new standard for nursing drug references by increasing its focus on safe practice and effective patient care. This latest update is based on the 15th edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and updates. Includes one year of online access with WebView

Highlights of the 15th edition
  • Audio pronunciations for almost 890 generic drugs
  • Over 800 built-in drug dosing calculation tools
Simply review a drug, calculate the dose and administer all in a single step without needing to switch to a separate drug dosing program. Comprehensive coverage on over 1,000 drug monographs including more than:
  • 5,000 trade and generic drugs as well as expanded coverage of herbal products
  • 150 drug classifications, both therapeutic and pharmacologic (if available)
  • 500 commonly used combination drugs, including the dosage amount of the active generic ingredient
  • Most complete life-span drug dosing considerations for adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients
Completely updated with expanded coverage on vulnerable populations including:
  • New indications and dosing recommendations for top 100 pediatric drugs
  • Pediatric, geriatric, and OB medication administration considerations
  • A complete immunization schedule
  • Special techniques for administering medications to children
  • Oral rehydration solutions
  • Drugs and breast feeding
  • List of drugs associated with increased number of falls in the elderly
More High Alert Coverage and Patient Safety Information than any other drug guide including:
  • Special highlights to identify High Alert Medications with high risks for patient injury and information throughout the monograph that explain what the nurse can do to ensure patient safety
  • "Do not confuse with" and "Do not crush, break, or chew" caution statements highlighted to support safe practice
  • Information on how to prevent administration errors, detect dosing and dispensing errors, and detect or prevent adverse drug reactions (ADR)s.
  • Explanations on how to administer medication safely by all routes – including signs and symptoms for toxicity and overdose, safe handling tips and how to educate patients for safe medication use in the home
Plus new integrated dosing calculators - Now, with over 800 built in weight-based drug dosing calculation tools, simply review a drug, calculate the dose and administer all in a single step.
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Your Voice

By N Berg
The ambulance service I work for keeps this particular guide on board all its 'rigs.' Granted, referencing information takes a bit of practice. That aside, it's been invaluable to me as a paramedic. In particular the segments on overdose symptoms & treatment thereof. It's also come in handy when patients list prescriptions with which I'm not completely familiar. I personally prefer this reference to the Nurses' Drug Handbook or Mosby's Drug Guide

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