This comprehensive guide provides safe, effective, current, and accurate drug administration information in a quickly accessible format. The fully revised 2005 edition includes the latest drugs approved by the FDA. This is the only drug guide to include Prototype Drugs for easier learning. Also included are Drug Interactions that include food and herbal interactions, Geriatric and Pediatric Dosing Guidelines that include infants and neonates, complete IV Preparation and Administration information, Adverse Effects organized by body system, Administration Information organized by route, as well as a comprehensive Companion Website - www.prenhall.com/drugguides - that provides access to the most up-to-date drug information. Nursing Implications are highlighted throughout. For nurses and nursing assistants, as well as for use as a supplement for students in Pharmacology, Fundamentals of Nursing, and Medical Surgical Nursing courses.