2016 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals

Other | June 8, 2015

byBetty L. Gahart, Betty L. Gahart, Adrienne R. Nazareno...

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Use the #1 IV drug handbook to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs! Gahart'sIntravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionalshas been trusted for more than 40 years for its accuracy, quick-reference format, and comprehensive coverage. Whether you prefer the portable print book or the eBook, each drug monograph includes the drug's generic name, trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses, contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidote. Compiled by nurse consultant Betty Gahart and pharmacist Adrienne Nazareno, this resource contains all of the information you need for the safe administration of IV drugs - nothing more than is needed, and nothing less.

  • UNIQUE! Published annuallyto ensure that you have essential information on the most recently approved IV drugs, as well as updated information on existing drugs.
  • UNIQUE! Over 400 IV drug monographsprovide coverage of more drugs than any comparable handbook.
  • UNIQUE! Time-tested, easy-to-use page layoutkeeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page.
  • UPDATED! Drug side effectsare reorganized according to frequency, seriousness, and other important considerations.
  • Black Box Warningsand highlighting of key contentmake locating key information fast and easy.
  • Dilution and dosage charts within monographsprovide quick access to essential clinical information.
  • Age-specific dosage variancesare highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatalpatients.
  • Spiral bindingmakes the book convenient to use in the clinical setting.
  • Alphabetical formatorganizes all drug monographs by generic name, allowing you to find any drug in seconds.
  • More than 100 lesser-used IV drugsmay be accessed on the Evolve website.
  • NEW! 9-11 new drug monographsprovide you with current, clinically relevant drug information for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA.
  • NEW! Updated drug monographsreflect the latest changes in IV drug therapy.
  • NEW!Do Not ConfuseWithinformationis added at the top of each applicable monograph to enhance medication safety, and the Evolve companion website includes a link to the ISMP list ofDo Not Confusedrug names.
  • NEW! Thumb tabson left-hand pagesare added to the standard right-hand thumb tabs, making it easy to look up drug monographs from either side.

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Use the #1 IV drug handbook to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs! Gahart'sIntravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionalshas been trusted for more than 40 years for its accuracy, quick-reference format, and comprehensive coverage. Whether you prefer the portable print book or the eBook, each drug...

Format:OtherDimensions:1344 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 8, 2015Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323297765

ISBN - 13:9780323297769

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Table of Contents

General Dilution Charts (inside front cover and facing page of the print book)
How to Use This Book
Evolve Website Information
Format and Content of Intravenous Medications
Key to Abbreviations
Important IV Therapy Facts
Resources
IV Drugs
Appendixes:
A. Recommendations for the Safe Use and Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs
B. FDA Pregnancy Categories
C. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events
D. Information for Patients Receiving Immunosuppressive Agents
E. Recently Approved Drugs
Index
Solution Compatibility Chart (last page and inside back cover)