Key Features

  • 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, pregnancy category, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, therapeutic outcome, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, adverse effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.
  • Provides concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations: assessment, nursing diagnoses, implementation, patient/family education, and evaluation.
  • Highlights IV drug information in one easy-to-find place, under the Implementation 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.
  • Provides special Do Not Confuse headings so you can avoid administering the wrong drug.
  • Includes Tall Man lettering as recommended by the FDA to distinguish easily confused drug names.
  • Includes Therapeutic Outcome headings in monographs to encourage critical thinking and provide a focus for the plan of care.
  • Offers 16 full-color illustrations that show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes and a fu

Table of Contents

  • Color Insert

Immunization Schedules for Children and Adolescents

Mechanism and Sites of Action

Photo Atlas of Drug Administration

  • Individual Drug Monographs
  • Drug Categories
  • Appendixes:

A. Selected New Drugs

B. Opthalmic, Nasal, Topical, and Otic Products

C. Vaccines and Toxoids

D. Combination Products

E. Abbreviations and Pregnancy Categories

  • Index
  • 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)

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323095891
Electronic ISBN:
9780323081054

About the author

Linda Skidmore-Roth

Affiliations and Expertise

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