Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2012 book cover

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2012

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!


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3719-2


  • 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


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