The third edition of MOSBY'S DRUG GUIDE FOR NURSES has been extensively revised throughout to include hundreds of new drug facts, as well as monographs for newly approved drugs and an increased number of combination drugs that students commonly use. It is a current, portable, drug handbook containing more than 60 drug classifications and more than 4,000 generic and trade name drugs. It features fewer drug monographs with more detailed coverage of rationales and explanations; more in-depth coverage of IV drug content, including compatibilities and incompatibilities; short foundations chapters on drug calculations, lifespan considerations and the nursing process; and a 4-colour atlas of drug administration. Features: * Includes important foundation content covering principles of drug action, drug calculations, and drug therapy across the lifespan. * Organized alphabetically to allow instant retrieval of essential information. * Features a functional, user-friendly, two-color design that includes icons for key drugs, therapeutic outcomes, and lifespan content; colored monograph headings; and screened pages for the drug category information and index to facilitate easy location of information. * Provides bi-annual update on newly released drugs, in booklet form to be pasted inside the back cover of the book. * Highlights key drugs with a special icon, both on the individual monograph and in the drug classification section. * Offers a separate monograph heading for therapeutic outcome, highlighted with an icon. * Presents common side effects and life-threatening adverse reactions in a different typeface for immediate recognition in emergency situations. Effects are listed by body system for easy identification. * Provides a full-color atlas of medication administration to clearly depict and visually reinforce key steps in drug administration for various routes. * Includes Universal Precautions box at beginning of color atlas to reinforce both patient's and nurse's safety in drug administration. * NEW FEATURES: * Includes a concise introductory chapter on "Troubleshooting to Prevent Medication Errors." * Features two new appendices. * Presents two new icons, "Nursing Alert" and "Do Not Crush," to highlight key information. * Incorporates design and format changes to increase the visibility of key points and special considerations. * Provides a quick-reference list of the key drugs to help students identify and focus on the most common drugs in their classes. * Expanded indexes.