Find complete monographs for more than 900 generic and nearly 3,000 trade drugsâ€”includingÂ essential details on 31 NEWÂ drugsâ€”with important nursing considerations for each and every one in the 34th edition of the Nursing2014 Drug Handbook.The best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses features consistently formatted entries for ease of use that focus on the practical information that nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pronunciation key, pregnancy risk category, pharmacologic class, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms & indications and dosages, administration (with drug incompatibilities for I.V. drugs), action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, duration, and half-life), adverse reactions, interactions, effects on lab test results, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching.You can also count on Nursing2014 Drug Handbook to tell you unapproved, off-label drug uses so youâ€™ll always know why a drug is prescribed. And, this year, be a more confident nurse with fingertip access to â€¦â€˘ 31 NEW FDA-approved drugsâ€˘ NEW complete monographs on combination drugsâ€˘ NEW!Â 31 new patient-teaching handouts added to the WebToolkitâ€˘ NEW! safety information: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)â€˘ NEW! Indication & Dosage Appendices--Antidotes; Biologics and blood derivativesâ€˘ Updated therapeutic and pharmacologic class categoriesWith the safeguards youâ€™ll find only in the Nursing2014 Drug Handbook, itâ€™s easier than ever to stay current on the 3,209 latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most common medication errors:â€˘ Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populationsâ€˘ Administration guidelines for all appropriate routesâ€˘ Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than in any previous edition!â€˘ Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that occur with 1% & greater frequency, with special emphasis on life-threatening adverse reactionsâ€˘ Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespanâ€˘ Combination drug sectionâ€˘ Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information in appendicesâ€˘ Evidence-based off-label indications and dosagesâ€˘ FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographsâ€˘ Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identifiedâ€˘ Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix provides essential information, including indications and dosages for very infrequently used drugsâ€˘ Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriateâ€˘ Robust Web Toolkit with hundreds of tools and resources, including monthly drug updates, warnings, and news capsulesâ€˘ Safe Drug Administration chapter focuses on the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues, such as REMSâ€˘ Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more.
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