Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs, 9th Edition
"..is a great book, versatile and I would recommend this to any nurse, student nurse or even student doctor." Reviewed by Louise Goodyear on behalf of Nursing Times, April 2015Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- New focus on Patient teaching and advice
- All existing drugs reviewed and updated
- All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines.
- Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon
- Cautions for Sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon
- Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system.
- Both trade names and generic drug names provided
- Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs
- Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care
"There is a nice introduction section, which clearly states the nurse’s role in the administration of drugs, and also storage of drugs, Pharmokinetics and safe administration of medications to name a few...There is also a small flash card that can be carried around with common abbreviations and drug dose rates, handy for any student nurse’s uniform pocket!" Reviewed by Louise Goodyear on behalf of Nursing Times, April 2015
By Adriana P. Tiziani, RN, BSc(Mon), Dip Ed(Melb), MEdSt(Mon), MRCNA, Course Director, Postgraduate Studies in Wound Care, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, VIC