A unique Pharmacist/Nurse author team presents reliable drug information on thousands of generic and trade name drugs in an easy-to-read resource. Organized according to the way nurses need to access essential drug information, this easy-to-use handbook gives you instant access to vital drug data in the clinical setting and helps you provide the best possible care. You'll find up-to-date information on over 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs, including a wealth of information about IV drugs, with complete coverage of drug class, dosages, precautions, contraindications, interactions, side effects, adverse effects/toxic reactions, nursing considerations, and much more.Over 1,000 generic name drugs - encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs - are presented alphabetically with A-to-Z thumb tabs for quick and easy access.Side effects are distinguished from adverse effects/toxic reactions and are listed according to the frequency of occurrence, allowing you to easily identify which side effects are most likely to occur.Promotes safe drug administration with a special icon and text treatment for high-alert drugs that pose the greatest risk of patient harm.Includes FDA recommended "Tall Man" spellings to help reduce drug administration errors.UNIQUE! Incorporates information on frequently used herbs in the A-to-Z section of the book, plus additional herb information in an appendix.Coverage of herbal interactions within drug entries reminds you to consider the implications of any supplements your patients may be taking.Includes a classifications section that gives you an overview of the actions and uses for drug families.UNIQUE! Identifies the 170 most-prescribed drugs to help you identify those most frequently administered.Nursing considerations are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching.Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations to help you better treat pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune- or renal-compromised patients.Extensive IV content covers IV compatibilities, expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities.Includes fixed combinations with dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs.Includes a complimentary mini CD-ROM with customizable and printable monographs of the 350 most commonly used drugs and a drug interaction tool.Offers free access to the Evolve® web site, which provides you with quarterly drug updates and other valuable drug-related information.Incorporates therapeutic and toxic blood level information into the Interactions section and under Nursing Considerations.A comprehensive foldout IV Compatibility Chart offers quick access to compatibility information for 67 intravenous drugs.Includes a color atlas with photos of 158 pills to help you identify and visually distinguish different pills.UNIQUE! Cross-references the 400 top U.S. brand name drugs directly in the main section of the book.UNIQUE! Newly FDA-approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick reference.Complete information for approximately 25 drugs newly approved by the FDA ensures that you are using the most current drug information.New interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know facts throughout help you maintain safe drug practices.IV Compatibilities and IV Incompatibilities now include important lipid information.A new icon helps you quickly identify drug forms that are non-crushable. A new appendix also lists those drugs with non-crushable forms in one convenient location.