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Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2008 9781416040637

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2008

ISBN-10: 1416040633
ISBN-13: 9781416040637
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access codes, CDs, DVDs)
Product Description: 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#65533; 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.

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