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Drug Consult for Nurses 9780323034661

Drug Consult for Nurses | 2nd Edition

ISBN-10: 0323034667
ISBN-13: 9780323034661
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Product Description: For the practitioner who is looking for a drug handbook that allows easy access to drug comparisons within the same therapeutic classification, this book is a must-have. Organized by drug class, this handbook provides current, comprehensive drug information, as well as illustrations that depict how drugs work at the cellular and tissue level. Every copy also contains a CD-ROM that includes all the information found in the book, allowing the user to access this pertinent information from a PC.

  • Organizes drugs by therapeutic class; each drug class includes an overview with key information about the therapeutic use of drugs within that class and their mechanism of action.
  • Provides practical, relevant nursing care information presented in a concise, practice-oriented framework.
  • Identifies expected and serious side effects by frequency and percentage of occurrence.
  • Includes 2-color illustrations showing how drugs work at the cellular and tissue level.
  • Promotes safe drug administration with special treatment of High-Alert Drugs and relevant content and an appendix devoted to safe drug administration.
  • Includes thorough coverage of geriatric, pediatric, and pregnancy considerations.
  • Alert feature draws immediate attention to the most critical nursing considerations.

  • Monographs for 25 to 40 new drugs recently approved by the FDA.
  • Updated content throughout, including interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information to ensure safe drug administration.
  • Special, second-color icon for "High-Alert Drugs" to caution nurses to use extra care in administering drugs most likely to cause harm.
  • Use of a second color for text relating to "high alert" nursing information.
  • New appendixes for drug names that sound alike and look alike; orphan drugs that are used to treat rare, chronic diseases; equianalgesic dosing; and safe drug administration.
  • Quick-reference charts of IV infusion rates for heparin, dopamine, dobutamine, and nitroglycerin.

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PAGES: 1680

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