The best-selling, original drug handbook features consistently formatted entries that focus on practical nursing data. This latest update is based on the 34th edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates.
You can also count on Nursing 2014 Drug Handbook to tell you unapproved, off-label drug uses so you’ll always know why a drug is prescribed.
- 31 new FDA-approved drugs!
- New complete monographs on combination drugs
- New safety information: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
- Updated therapeutic and pharmacologic class categories
- Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populations
- Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes
- 2 new Appendices--Antidotes: Indications & dosages, Biologics and blood derivatives: Indications & dosages
- Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than in any previous edition!
- Better coverage of adverse reactions! All adverse reactions that occur with 1% and greater frequency are highlighted, with life-threatening adverse reactions in boldface for special emphasis
- Topics on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespan
- Combination drug section
- Coverage of more than 900 generic and nearly 3,000 brand-name drugs
- Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information in appendices
- Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages
- FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs
- Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
- More than 3,200 updates to existing drugs
- 2 built-in calculators for making clinical decisions
- "Less Commonly Used Drugs" appendix provides essential information, including indications and dosages for very infrequently used drugs, so the nurse can still quickly access this information
- Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriate
- Safe Drug Administration topic focuses on the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues, such as REMS
- Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs
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