Mosby's 2012 Nursing Drug Reference - 25th Edition

Mosby's 2012 Nursing Drug Reference

25th Edition

Authors: Linda Skidmore-Roth Linda Skidmore-Roth
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

Visual Guide to Using this Book (inside front cover)
Formulas
Nomogram for Calculation of Body Surface Area
Drug Categories
Mechanism and Sites of Action Color Illustrations
2010 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules for the United States
Individual Drugs
Bibliography

Appendixes:
A. Selected New Drugs
B. Ophthalmic, Otic, Nasal, and Topical ProductsControlled Substances Chart
C. Vaccines and Toxoids
D. Antitoxins and Antivenins
E. Combination Products
F. FDA Pregnancy Categories
G. Abbreviations

Index
Mini Companion CD-ROM
IV Drug/Solution Compatibility Chart
Syringe Compatibility Chart (inside back cover)


Description

If you are going to buy one drug handbook -- this should be the one. No other drug handbook enables you to access reliable drug information quicker. With an A-Z organization, each drug is easy to find. But what's even better is the fact that Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference gives you the most complete drug information for each drug, including uses, side effects, and interactions. Key nursing considerations are identified to help you assess, administer, evaluate, and teach your patients. Instructions for giving drugs by various routes (e.g., PO, IM, IV) are also included. You will ALWAYS find the latest and most trustworthy drug information in Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference by Linda Skidmore-Roth, a well-known expert in nursing pharmacology. There is a difference in drug handbooks -- put your trust in Mosby, the leading name in nursing publishing.

Key Features

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of more than 1,300 generic and 4,500 trade-name drugs.
  • Organizes monographs alphabetically by generic drug name to allow for fast retrieval of needed information.
  • Includes comprehensive drug monographs containing generic names, Rx or OTC designations, pronunciation, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.
  • Provides concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations: assess, administer, perform/provide, evaluate, and teach patient/family.
  • Highlights IV drug information in one easy-to-find place, under the Administer heading, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
  • Identifies high alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.
  • Features a nursing alert icon identifying considerations that require special attention.
  • Highlights common and life-threatening side effects for easy identification.
  • Features over 400 potential interactions between drugs and herbal products.
  • Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosages for newborns, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, hepatic, and renal patients.
  • Provides special Do Not Confuse headings so you can avoid administering the wrong drug.
  • Includes Tall Man lettering as recommended by the FDA to distingui


Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323168694

About the Authors

Linda Skidmore-Roth Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Littleton, CO; Former Nursing Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX

Linda Skidmore-Roth Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Littleton, CO; Former Nursing Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX