Over 1,000 generic name drugs, encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs, are organized alphabetically with A-to-Z tabs for quick and easy access. Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions to help you identify which are most likely to occur. Highlighting of high-alert drugs helps promote safe administration of drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm; an appendix includes drug names that sound alike or look alike. UNIQUE! Herbal information is included in the appendix and on the Evolve companion website, covering the interactions and effects of commonly encountered herbs. Classifications section features an overview of actions and uses for drug families. Top 100 Drugs list helps you easily identify the most frequently administered drugs. Nursing considerations are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for baseline assessment, intervention/evaluation, and patient/family teaching. Information on lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations equips you with special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune- or renal-compromised patients. Extensive IV content features IV compatibilities/IV incompatibilities and breaks down key information with headings on reconstitution, rate of administration, and storage. Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs, to help you understand different drug dose options for specific diseases. Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located throughout the book for easy access. Customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs are located on Evolve, along with quarterly drug updates. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information promotes safe drug administration. Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. List of newly approved drugs in the front of the book makes it easy to locate the latest drugs. Callouts in a sample drug monograph highlight key features to help you understand how to use the book more efficiently.
Must-have information--on the go! Your one-stop source for class, clinical, and practice. This pocket-sized, quick reference resource gives you easy access to the information you need to deliver safe and effective care, including screening and assessment tools, differential diagnosis charts, commonly ordered medications, billing and coding information and more.
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses®, Eighteenth Edition delivers everything you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan-- 643 well-organized monographs encompassing hundreds of generic drugs and thousands of trade names. Its nursing-focused 'Cure & Care' 'Cure' approach makes it the ideal resource for both student and practicing nurses by delivering exactly what they need to know to provide the very best care for their patients. 'Cure' explains what the drug does, while 'Care' describes what the nurse does and how the nursing process relates to the pharmacotherapeutics.
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