Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nursing Students


  • 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

No nursing student should leave home without this book! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 10th Edition offers the most reliable information, now presented in full color. With an A to Z organization, you have quick access to information on 50 drug classifications and more than 4,000 individual generic and trade name drugs. The newest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses help you write care plans, and data on interactions and therapeutic outcomes help you prevent errors.  Detailed illustrations show how drugs work at the cellular level, and a photo atlas depicts physical landmarks and techniques for safe and effective drug administration. Known for its focus on drug safety, this handbook is compiled by Linda Skidmore-Roth, a well-known expert in nursing pharmacology, which means you will ALWAYS find the latest and most trustworthy drug information.  An Evolve companion website includes profiles of several drugs commonly encountered in clinicals, vibrant animations of drug actions, comprehensive list of combination products, patient-teaching guides, clinical calculators, and more!
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Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10165-3

Table of Contents

Visual Guide to Using this Book (inside front cover)

Evolve Companion

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule - United States, 2010
Mechanism and Sites of Action
Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

Individual Drug Monographs
Drug Categories

A. Selected New Drugs

B. Opthalmic, Nasal, Topical, and Otic Products

C. Vaccines and Toxoids

D. Combination Products

E. Abbreviations and Pregnancy Categories


Safe Medication Administration Guide
Nomogram for Calculation of Body Surface Area
Formulas for Drug Calculations
IV Drug/Solution Compatibility Chart
Syringe Compatibility Chart (inside back cover)