A comprehensive, up-to-date drug guide for nursing students and practicing nurses, Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide
provides quick A-to-Z access to current, vital drug information. The book provides complete monographs for 725 common drugs, including generic and trade names, pronunciations, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule (if appropriate), drug classes, therapeutic actions, indications, contraindications and cautions, available forms, dosages, pharmacokinetics, IV facts (if appropriate), adverse effects, interactions, and nursing considerations organized by nursing process steps (assessment, interventions, and teaching points).
The Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide
is the only drug book that includes a DO NOT CRUSH" logo so nurses can quickly identify medications that should not be crushed - a key patient safety feature.
More than 20 appendices cover a wealth of additional information, from key facts on more than 200 less commonly used drugs to alternative and complementary therapies, pediatric dosages, federal drug classifications, normal lab values, topical and ophthalmic drugs, combination products, CYP450 metabolized drugs, and more. The book also includes a 32-page full-color photoguide to pills and capsules and a detailed index for quick retrieval of needed information.
- NEW! Expanded Appendix on Drugs Commonly Ordered to Treat Specific Disorders
- NEW! Improved prominience of "Black Box" warning
- NEW! mongraphs on all newly approved FDA drugs
- "Warning" logo alerts readers to antibiotics associated with a high occurence of drug-resistant diseases
- 23 appendices help ensure safe drug administration and therapeutic results including an appendix that identifies drug related webistes such as the FDA site and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) site.
- 32-page color photo guide shows hundreds of tablets and capsules.
- Chapter on safe medication administration
- Easy A-to-Z organization by generic drug name gives students and practcing nurses quick access to specific drugs
- Eye-catching logos and graphics draw attention to new indications, dangerous drugs, I.V. facts, clinical alerts, and other warnngs
- Icons identify dangerous drugs and new indications
- Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
- More than 1,200 updates to existing drugs in the product
- Need-to-know patient teaching points and other clinical concerns are highlighted.
- Safety Net Logo highlighting key information that will ensure nurses administer drugs safely