Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323280136, 9780323280181

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323280136
eBook ISBN: 9780323280181
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 9th June 2014
Page Count: 1552


Written by expert nursing and pharmacy clinicians and organized alphabetically by generic drug name, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015 provides essential information for over 1,000 generic name and 4,000 trade name drugs in one quick, convenient source. With comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration as well as guidance through clinical priorities in the practice setting, this resource offers the precautionary information you need to provide safer patient care.

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.
  • 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.
  • Pageburst eBook works on any mobile device giving you access to drug information from virtually anywhere.
  • UNIQUE! ( for ebook only) Frequently-used herb monographs as well as additional herb information keep you informed of commonly encountered herbs.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Evolve Page

IV Compatibility Chart Insert


Drugs by Disorder

List of Newly Approved Drugs

Drug Classifications

A-Z Drug Entries


A. Calculation of Doses

B. Controlled Drugs (United States)

C. Chronic Wound Care

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

General Index

Commonly Used Abbreviations

Dangerous Abbreviation List


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