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Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 11th Edition


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This portable, student-friendly reference provides information on 50 drug classifications and more than 4,000 individual generic and trade name drugs - including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Drug monographs are organized alphabetically for quick reference, and important data on interactions and therapeutic outcomes is also included to help prevent errors. In all, this full-color reference equips you with all the information you could possibly need to master safe drug administration in a wide variety of scenarios.

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New to This Edition

    • NEW! 20 of the latest FDA-approved drugs have been added.
    • NEW! Common drugs seen on the NCLEX Exam have been highlighted to help in review.
    • UPDATED! Black Box Warnings include alerts to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.
    • NEW! Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover the areas of doses, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions, and nursing considerations.

Key Features

    • Monographs organized alphabetically by name allow fast retrieval of important information.
    • Comprehensive drug monographs throughout the text contain:
        • Generic names
        • Rx or OTC designations
        • Pronunciations
        • U.S. and Canadian trade names
        • Functional and chemical classifications
        • Pregnancy category
        • Controlled-substance schedule
        • Do-not-confuse drugs
        • Actions
        • Therapeutic outcomes
        • Uses
        • Unlabeled uses
        • Dosages and routes
        • Available forms
        • Adverse effects
        • Contraindications
        • Precautions
        • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
        • Drug/herb, drug/food, and lab test interactions
        • Nursing considerations
        • Treatment of overdose

    • Concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations include assessment, implementation, patient/family education, and evaluation.
    • IV drug information is highlighted in one easy-to-find place, under the Implementation heading, and includes special considerations, Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
    • High alerts drugs are identified by those that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.
    • Canadian brand names are designated by a maple leaf icon.
    • Nursing alert icons identify considerations that require special attention.
    • Common and life-threatening side effects are highlighted for easy identification.
    • Do Not Confuse headings help you avoid administering the wrong drugs.
    • Tall Man lettering is applied to easily confused drug names, as recommended by the FDA.
    • Therapeutic Outcome headings in monographs encourage critical thinking and provide a focus for the plan of care.
    • Extensive interactions information including lab test interferences is included.
    • Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.
    • Safe Medication Administration Guide in the back of the book includes a nomogram for calculation of body surface area.
    • Drug Categories section features nursing diagnoses, generic drugs, and highlighted key drugs in each category.
    • 13 illustrations and an atlas of medication administration show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes.
    • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in chart form offer easy access to information.

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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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 1280 Pages
  • Trim Size: 5 1/4 X 8 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-17021-5
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  • Copyright: 2015