Pearson Health Professional's Drug Guide 2015-2016

Hardcover | April 30, 2015

byMargaret Shannon, Billie A Wilson, Kelly Shields

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Pearson Health Professional’s Drug Guide 2015-2016 is ideal for the Pharmacology for Health Professions course. It also serves as a useful reference for health professionals.

The information health professionals need for safe, effective drug administration in any setting
With over 400 updates, the new 2015-2016 edition of the Pearson Health Professional’s Drug Guide provides safe, effective, current, and accurate drug information in a quickly accessible format. Comprehensive and complete, it lists all drugs alphabetically by generic names for quick reference, with an index listing both generic and trade names. It presents important clinical information for hundreds of drugs, with adverse reactions, interactions, side effects, and impacts on lab results.

This new edition includes clearly delineated black box warnings, 23 monographs for new drugs recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a new appendix on Topical Antifungal Medications. IV administration information has been updated regarding adults as well as children. These revisions include subheadings for IV preparation and administration of IV medications for children, which add to the ease of locating appropriate information by age.

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Pearson Health Professional’s Drug Guide 2015-2016 is ideal for the Pharmacology for Health Professions course. It also serves as a useful reference for health professionals. The information health professionals need for safe, effective drug administration in any setting With over 400 updates, the new 2015-2016 edition of th...

Margaret T. Shannon is Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a BS and an MS in Chemistry, both from Saint Louis University; an MA in Teaching Biology from Saint Mary’s University, a BS in Nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, an MSN from Louisiana State Un...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1856 pages, 7.7 × 4.8 × 1.6 inPublished:April 30, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134062191

ISBN - 13:9780134062198

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Editorial Review Panel
Preface
Classification Scheme and Prototype Drugs
Alphabetical Entries for Generic Drugs
Appendix A. Ocular Medications, Low Molecular Weight Heparins, Inhaled Corticosteroids, and Topical Corticosteroids
Appendix B. U.S. Schedules of Controlled Substances
Appendix C. FDA Pregnancy Categories
Appendix D. Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed
Appendix E. Prescription Combination Drugs
Appendix F. Glossary of Key Terms, Clinical Conditions, and Associated Signs and Symptoms
Appendix G. Abbreviations
Appendix H. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Table
Appendix I. Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Medications
Appendix J. Vaccines
Bibliography
Index
Common Drug IV-Site Compatibility Chart