Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students

Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students

Kobo ebook | July 20, 2014

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This portable, student-friendly reference provides information on 50 drug classifications and more than 4,000 individual generic and trade name drugs - including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Drug monographs are organized alphabetically for quick reference, and important data on interactions and therapeutic outcomes is also included to help prevent errors. In all, this full-color reference equips you with all the information you could possibly need to master safe drug administration in a wide variety of scenarios.

  • Monographs organized alphabetically by name allow fast retrieval of important information.
  • Comprehensive drug monographs throughout the text contain:
      • Generic names
      • Rx or OTC designations
      • Pronunciations
      • U.S. and Canadian trade names
      • Functional and chemical classifications
      • Pregnancy category
      • Controlled-substance schedule
      • Do-not-confuse drugs
      • Actions
      • Therapeutic outcomes
      • Uses
      • Unlabeled uses
      • Dosages and routes
      • Available forms
      • Adverse effects
      • Contraindications
      • Precautions
      • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
      • Drug/herb, drug/food, and lab test interactions
      • Nursing considerations
      • Treatment of overdose

  • Concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations include assessment, implementation, patient/family education, and evaluation.
  • IV drug information is highlighted in one easy-to-find place, under the Implementation heading, and includes special considerations, Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
  • High alerts drugs are identified by those that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.
  • Canadian brand names are designated by a maple leaf icon.
  • Nursing alert icons identify considerations that require special attention.
  • Common and life-threatening side effects are highlighted for easy identification.
  • Do Not Confuse headings help you avoid administering the wrong drugs.
  • Tall Man lettering is applied to easily confused drug names, as recommended by the FDA.
  • Therapeutic Outcome headings in monographs encourage critical thinking and provide a focus for the plan of care.
  • Extensive interactions information including lab test interferences is included.
  • Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.
  • Safe Medication Administration Guide in the back of the book includes a nomogram for calculation of body surface area.
  • Drug Categories section features nursing diagnoses, generic drugs, and highlighted key drugs in each category.
  • 13 illustrations and an atlas of medication administration show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes.
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in chart form offer easy access to information.
  • NEW! 20 of the latest FDA-approved drugs have been added.
  • NEW! Common drugs seen on the NCLEX Exam have been highlighted to help in review.
  • UPDATED! Black Box Warnings include alerts to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.
  • NEW! Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover the areas of doses, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions, and nursing considerations.
Title:Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing StudentsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 20, 2014Publisher:Elsevier Health SciencesLanguage:English

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