McGraw-Hill Nurses Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition

Paperback | May 16, 2013

byPatricia Schull

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The drug guide nurses count on to safely administer more than 4,000 drugs

McGraw-Hill Nurse’s Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition provides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence base needed to administer more than 3,000 brandname and 1,000 generic drugs--along with important administration and monitoring instructions. The drug monographs are designed for easy understanding and quick access to essential facts.

For the safest, most effective drug administration possible, you'll find:

  • Full monographs on 1,000+ drugs, including 29 new ones
  • NEW FDA black box warnings and adverse drug reactions
  • Special icons pointing out hazardous and high-alert drugs
  • Expanded 36-page safe drug administation insert
  • Guidance on drug interactions including foods,herbals, and behavior
  • NEW safety insert on sanctioned guidelines for timelyadministration of scheduled drugs and new appendixon current drug shortages

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Best Value on the Market!The drug guide nurses count on to safely administer more than 4,000 drugsMcGraw-Hill Nurse’s Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition provides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence base needed to administer more than 3,000 brandna...

Patricia Dwyer Schull, MSN, RN has been in the medical publishing business for more than twenty years. Prior to establishing MedVantage Publishing, Patricia held executive management positions with the top medical publishers in the world, managing major business units with annual budgets up to $72 million. Before entering the publishin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:7.9 × 4.4 × 1.7 inPublished:May 16, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071799427

ISBN - 13:9780071799423

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Table of Contents

Common abbreviations
Foreword
About the author
Advisors
Contributors and reviewers
Preface and user's guide
Part 1
Drug monographs A to Z
Safe drug administration
Drug compatibilities
Conversions and calculations
Medication Reconciliation
Guidelines for timely administration of scheduled drugs
Drug names that look or sound alike
Tall Man Letters
Tablets and capsules not to crush
Identifying injectin sites
Monitoring blood levels
Effects of dialysis on drug therapy
Anaphylaxis: Treatment guidelines
Adult cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines
Pediatric cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines
Acute coronary syndrome: Treatment guidelines
Preventing and treating extravasation
Guidelines for handling, preparing, and administering hazardous drugs
Managing poisons and overdoses
Part 2
Drug classes
Vitamins and minerals
Herbs and supplements
Part 3
Appendices
Appendix A: Common anesthetic drugs
Appendix B: Common combination drugs products
Appendix C: Adult immunization schedule by age group
Appendix D: Childhood immunization schedule by age group
Appendix E: Adolescent immunization schedule by age group
Appendix F: Normal laboratory values for blood tests
Appendix G: Drug infusion rates
Appendix H: Identifying life-threatening adverse reactions
Appendix I: Potentially inappropriate drugs for elderly patients
Appendix J: Hazardous drugs
Appendix K: Drugs that prolong the QT interval
Appendix M: Top 200 most commonly presceibed drugs
Appendix N: Current drug shortages
Selected reference
Index