Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2006, 1e (HODGSON/NURSES DRUG HNDBK)
This handbook is a must-have reference for practitioners who seek current, reliable content on medications and comprehensive information on IV drugs. Its alphabetical organization makes it easy to find crucial information quickly. A bound-in CD-ROM includes searchable and printable drug cards, which aid in patient teaching.
- Cross references top 400 U.S. brand name drugs directly in the main section of the book.
- Includes fixed combinations in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs.
- Identifies the top 200 prescribed trade name drugs within the monograph to help the user identify the most frequently administered drugs.
- Distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions and lists the effect or reaction by frequency of occurrence.
- Incorporates frequently-used herb monographs in the A to Z portion of the book.
- Includes extensively expanded IV content, including a comprehensive 65-drug compatibility chart.
- Organizes nursing considerations in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching.
- Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations, such as pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune- or renal-compromised patients.
- Full monographs for approximately 25 to 40 drugs newly approved by the FDA.
- New interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information included throughout to ensure safe drug information.
- Special icon and text treatment for "High-Alert Drugs" and relevant content to caution nurses to use extra care in administering drugs most likely to cause harm.
- Appendixes for drug names that sound alike and look alike; safe drug administration; equianalgesic dosing; and orphan drugs used to treat rare, chronic diseases.
- Quick-reference charts of IV infusion rates for heparin.
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About the Author
Barbara B. Hodgson, RN, OCN, Cancer Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, FL; and Robert J. Kizior, BS, RPh, Education Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL
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