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Mosby's 2012 Nursing Drug Reference - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 25th Edition

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New to This Edition

    • Includes monographs of 25 new drugs recently approved by the FDA.
    • Presents thousands of new and updated drug facts, including doses, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions, and nursing considerations.

Key Features

    • Presents comprehensive coverage of more than 1,300 generic and 4,500 trade-name drugs.
    • Organizes monographs alphabetically by generic drug name to allow for fast retrieval of needed information.
    • Includes comprehensive drug monographs containing generic names, Rx or OTC designations, pronunciation, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.
    • Provides concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations: assess, administer, perform/provide, evaluate, and teach patient/family.
    • Highlights IV drug information in one easy-to-find place, under the Administer heading, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
    • Identifies high alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.
    • Features a nursing alert icon identifying considerations that require special attention.
    • Highlights common and life-threatening side effects for easy identification.
    • Features over 400 potential interactions between drugs and herbal products.
    • Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosages for newborns, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, hepatic, and renal patients.
    • Provides special Do Not Confuse headings so you can avoid administering the wrong drug.
    • Includes Tall Man lettering as recommended by the FDA to distinguish easily confused drug names.
    • Features 16 full-color illustrations that show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes such as antidepressants, antiinfectives and antiretroviral agents.
    • Features boldface route subheadings -- such as PO, IV, and IM -- under the Dosage and Routes and Administer headings to help in finding information quickly.
    • Includes several detailed multi-product monographs that group all chemically similar forms of insulins, cephalosporins (1st-, 2nd-, 3rd-generation), contraceptives, and penicillins together into single monographs, with cross-references to the individual forms of these drugs.
    • Includes a Drug Categories section with nursing considerations and a list of common generic drugs for each category.
    • Offers a Combination Products appendix covering the forms and uses of more than 500 products.
    • Provides Black Box Warnings with alerts to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.
    • Designates Canadian brand names with a maple leaf.
    • Offers a flexible, water-resistant cover for durability in the clinical setting.
    • Includes free online updates with the latest FDA drug alerts, new drug monographs, tables of recently released drugs in the U.S., a listing of high-alert Canadian medications and controlled substances, links to useful drug-related websites, information on selected prescription drugs with potential for abuse, an extensive table of orphan drugs, a detailed table of AHA drug dosing guidelines, names and uses of commonly used herbal products, medications that may be inappropriate for geriatric patients, drugs metabolized by known P450s, a comprehensive Drug Name Safety reference, and patient teaching guidelines.

Author Information

    By Linda Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP, Consultant, Littleton, CO; Former Nursing Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX

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  • e-Book
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Copyright: 2012