Delmar Nurse's Drug Handbook 2011: Special 20 Year Anniversary

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Delmar Nurse's Drug Handbook 2011: Special 20 Year Anniversary, 1E
ISBN 1-111-13148-1
ISBN-13 978-1-111-13148-7
George R. Spratto, PhD: West Virgina University
Adrienne L.  Woods: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center, Wilmington, Delaware
Pub Date: June 2010



For 20 years, Delmar's Nurse's Drug Handbook™ continues to be an essential resource for the most important drug information with over 1,000 of the latest and most common FDA-approved drugs, Each entry provides a wealth of facts concerning drug action, dosage, interactions, and contraindications. Clear guidelines are also provided for administration of drugs, communication with clients, and nursing considerations. The Delmar Nurse's Drug Handbook™2011: Special 20-Year Anniversary Edition highlights prevention of medication errors and clinical accountability like no other drug resource, making it a trusted resource for nursing students, practicing nurses, and other health care professionals.


• New FDA-approved drugs.
• Latest patient safety goals are provided for quick reference.
• Access to the searchable Nurse's Drug Handbook 2011 Edition Database.
• Detailed nursing considerations for each drug, including step-by-step client teaching information.
• Black Box icons alert users to particularly dangerous drugs with serious and life-threatening side effects.
• Ear icons identify drug names that sound like others, to prevent medication errors.

Table of Contents:

Notice to the Reader.Preface.Acknowledgments.Quick Reference Guide to a Drug Monograph.Quick Reference to Technology Tools.1. A-Z Listing of Drugs.2. Therapeutic Drug Classifications.Alkylating Agents. Alpha-1-Adrenergic Blocking Agents. Aminoglycosides.    Amphetamines and Derivatives. Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists.    Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors. Antianginal Drugs---Nitrates/Nitrites.    Antiarrhythmic Drugs. Anticonvulsants. Antidepressants, Tricyclic. Antidiabetic Agents: Hypoglycemic Agents. Antidiabetic Agents: Insulins. Antiemetics. Antihistamines (H1 Blockers). Antihyperlipidemic Agents: HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors.    Antihypertensive Agents. Anti-Infective Drugs. Antineoplastic Agents.    Antiparkinson Agents. Antipsychotic Agents, Phenothiazines. Antiviral Drugs.    Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents. Calcium Channel Blocking Agents. Calcium Salts.    Cephalosporins. Cholinergic Blocking Agents. Corticosteroids. Diuretics, Loop.  Diuretics, Thiazides. Estrogens. Fluoroquinolones. Heparins, Low Molecular Weight.    Herbs. Histamine H2 Antagonists. Laxatives. Narcotic Analgesics. Narcotic Antagonists   Neuromuscular Blocking Agents. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. Oral Contraceptives: Estrogen-Progesterone Combinations. Penicillins. Progesterone and Progestins. Proton Pump Inhibitors. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.   Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists. (Antimigraine Drugs). Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting. Sulfonamides. Sympathomimetic Drugs. Tetracyclines. Thyroid Drugs.    Tranquilizers/Antimanic Drugs/Hypnotics. Vaccines. Vitamins.Appendix 1: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Symbols.Appendix 2: Medication Errors: The Importance of Reporting.Appendix 3: Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada.Appendix 4: Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned.Appendix 5: Calculating Body Surface Area and Body Mass Index.Appendix 6: Elements of a Prescription.Appendix 7: Easy Formulas for IV Rate Calculation.Appendix 8: Commonly Used Combination Drugs.Appendix 9: Drug/Food Interactions.Appendix 10: Drugs Whose Effects are Modified by Grapefruit Juice.Appendix 11: Drugs That Should Not Be Crushed.Appendix 12: Patient Safety Goals.Appendix 13: Cultural Aspects of Medicine Therapy.Appendix 14: Common Spanish Phrases and Terms Used in a Health Care Setting.Appendix 15: Medication Reconciliation.IV Index.Index.

Supplemental Products:
CS-EBK: DELMAR NURSES DRUG HANDBOOK 2011: SPEC 20 YR ANNIVER, 1-111-55175-8 (09/16/2010)

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