Key Features

  • Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy.
  • Detailed drug information distinguishing side effects and adverse reactions helps you identify which are most likely to occur.
  • Special text treatment for "High Alert" drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm promotes safe drug administration.
  • UNIQUE! ( for ebook only) Frequently-used herb monographs as well as additional herb information keep you informed of commonly encountered herbs.
  • Top 200 Drugs helps you identify the most frequently administered drugs.
  • Lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations content equips you with special considerations for specific patient populations.
  • Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you patient implications for drug administration.
  • Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Evolve Page

IV Compatibility Chart Insert

Contents

Drugs by Disorder

List of Newly Approved Drugs

Drug Classifications

A-Z Drug Entries

Appendixes

A. Calculation of Doses

B. Controlled Drugs (United States)

C. Drip Rates for Critical Care Medications

D. Drugs of Abuse

E. Equianalgesic Dosing

F. FDA Pregnancy Categories

G. Herbal: Common Natural Medicines

H. Lifespan, Cultural Aspects, and Pharmacogenomics of Drug Therapy

I. Normal Laboratory Values

J. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) Enzymes

K. Poison Antidote Chart

L. Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety

M. Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations

N. Parenteral Fluid Administration

O. Spanish Phrases Often Used in Clinical Settings

T. Chronic Wound Care

General Index

Commonly Used Abbreviations

Dangerous Abbreviation List

Details

No. of pages:
1552
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455774357
Electronic ISBN:
9780323222570
Electronic ISBN:
9781455774500
Print ISBN:
9781455707393

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