Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2012


  • Barbara Hodgson, RN, OCN, Morton Plant Mease Northbay Hospital, Former Staff Nurse, New Port Richey, FL; St. Joseph's Hospital, Former Staff Nurse in the Cancer Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
  • Robert Kizior, BS, RPh, Education Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

Ideal for nurses in busy practice settings, this innovative, easy-to-use drug resource with over 1,000 drug entries guides you through clinical priorities and reflects the typical thought process behind ordering prescriptions to help you provide more effective patient care. Detailed coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations make this handbook essential for everyday practice!
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Book information

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  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3719-2

Table of Contents

List of Newly Approved Drugs
IV Compatibility Chart Insert
Drugs by Disorder
Section I. Drug Classifications
Section II. A-Z Drugs
Section III. Reference Section
Appendix A. Calculation of Doses
Appendix B. Controlled Drugs (United States)
Appendix C. Drip Rates for Critical Care Medications
Appendix D. Drugs of Abuse
Appendix E. Equi-Analgesic Drugs
Appendix F. FDA Pregnancy Categories
Appendix G. Herbal Therapies and Interactions
Appendix H. Lifespan and Cultural Aspects of Drug Therapy
Appendix I. Normal Laboratory Values
Appendix J. Orphan Drugs
Appendix K. P450 inducers and inhibitors
Appendix L. Poison Antidote Chart
Appendix M. Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety
Appendix N. Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations
Appendix O. Signs and Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance
Appendix P. Sound-Alike and Look-Alike Drugs
Appendix Q. Spanish Phrases Often Used in the Clinical Setting
Appendix R. Techniques of Medication Administration
Appendix S. Chronic Wound Care Products
Appendix T. Parenteral Fluid Administration
New Drug Supplement
Comprehensive Index
Dangerous Abbreviations
Rapid-Sequence Intubation
Common Abbreviations