The first truly Canadian adaption of the first-name in drug references! Mosby's Canadian Nursing Drug Reference, 1st Edition makes it easy for you to find the latest, most vital dosing and administration information on more than 5,000 Health Canada approved drugs. This portable, full-colour handbook emphasizes patient safety throughout with special !Warnings for potentially lethal reactions and Alerts for clinical situations requiring special attention. Designed to help you develop clinical reasoning in practice and think critically in the classroom, this unique nursing drug reference is perfect for use at home and on the job. The companion website includes classroom-friendly documents showing how to read drug references, descriptions of drug family classifications, therapeutic uses, overarching cautions, and more!
- More than 5,000 Health Canada approved generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals.
- Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion.
- Logical alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, and a full-colour design highlights important information.
- Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.
- Logical organization of adverse effects organized by body system, are identified as common or life threatening, and show you signs to watch for during assessments.
- Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
- !Warning feature icon alerts you to important information.
- Nurse Alert feature icon highlights the most critical interactions and side-effects that you must be aware of during clinicals.
Individual drugs in A-Z Format
A. Nursing Process Medication Management
B. Ophthalmic and Topical Products
C. Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Effects (CTCAE)
D. Vaccines and Specific Immune Globulins Available in Canada
E. Quick Labs for Medication Management
F. Medication Metabolism: Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Inhibitors, Inducers, and Substrates
G. Medications and Prolonged QT Interval
H. Insulin and Insulin Analogs
I. Medications for Pain, Delirium, and Palliative Approach
Endsheet SBAR for Medication Advocating
Medication Math Formulas
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- © Mosby Canada 2020
- 3rd February 2020
- Mosby Canada
- Paperback ISBN:
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
Faith Richardson, DNP, RN
Instructor, Practical Nursing; Practical Nursing Program, North Island College, Port Alberni, BC