Mosby’s 2010 Nursing Drug Reference
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Publisher: Mosby, Inc., an affiliate of Elsevier Inc.
Offers instant access to key information on more than 1,300 generic and 4,500 trade-name drugs, thousands of new drug facts, and recently approved 22 drugs by the FDA.
With an A-Z organization, each drug is easy to find. Mosby’s 2010 Nursing Drug Reference gives you the most complete drug information for each drug, including uses, side effects, and interactions. Key nursing considerations are identified to help you assess, administer, evaluate, and teach your patients. Instructions for giving drugs by various routes (e.g., PO, IM, IV) are also included along with dosage calculators. This latest update is based on the 23rd edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates!
Includes monographs of 22 new drugs recently approved by the FDA
Provides essential information for more than 140 ophthalmic, otic, nasal, and topical products commonly used today, grouped by chemical drug class
More common off-label dosages and entries than any other drug resource
Presents comprehensive coverage of more than 1,300 generic and 4,500 trade-name drugs
Provides complete IV administration and compatibility information
Features over 400 potential interactions between drugs and herbal products
Offers an appendix listing drugs so recently approved that only limited information is available
Includes an appendix with the names and uses of approximately 50 of the most commonly used herbal products
Combination products appendix covers the forms and uses of more than 500 products
Organizes monographs alphabetically by generic drug name to allow for fast retrieval of needed information
Includes comprehensive drug monographs containing generic names, Rx or OTC designations, pronunciation, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose
Highlights IV drug information in one easy-to-find place, under the Administer heading, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities
Identifies high alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly
Includes lifespan and disorder-related dosages for newborns, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric, hepatic, and renal patients
Provides special Do Not Confuse headings so you can avoid administering the wrong drug
Features key Canadian drug content including a listing of high-alert Canadian medications, a Canadian controlled substance chart, an immunization schedule, and a maple leaf to designate Canadian brand names
Includes a separate section of drug category information with nursing considerations and a list of common generic drugs for each category
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