Nursing 2014 Drug Handbook
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+ By Physicians Interactive, Inc.
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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