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Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses with 2006…

Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses with 2006 Update

by Linda Skidmore-Roth

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For extensive nursing considerations (including nursing diagnoses), as well as current, comprehensive drug safety information, here's where to turn. Organized alphabetically, it includes detailed coverage of IV drugs, interactions between drugs, and more. A color drug administration guide illustrates drug administration procedures for drugs given intravenously and intramuscularly. Each copy also includes a CD-ROM that contains patient teaching guides in both English and Spanish, additional drug information, and more.Provides detailed information on more than 60 drug classifications and 4,000 individual generic and trade name drugs.Presents monographs in A-to-Z order by generic drug name for quick access.Individual drug monographs cover: generic name, followed by Rx or OTC designation; pronunciation; U.S. and Canadian trade names; functional and chemical classification; pregnancy category; action; therapeutic outcome; uses; dosages and routes; available forms; side effects/adverse reactions; contraindications; precautions; do not confuse, pharmacodynamics; pharmacokinetics; interactions/incompatibilities; nursing considerations; and treatment of overdose.Features a student-friendly two-color design that highlights important information and includes icons for key drugs, therapeutic outcome, IV administration, lifespan content, nursing alerts, "Do Not Crush" precautions, herbal interactions, and nursing diagnoses.Identifies high-alert drugs most likely to cause harm if administered incorrectly.Provides a biannual update on newly released drugs.Includes a color atlas of medication administration that clearly depicts key steps in drug administration for various routes.Includes extensive interactions information when appropriate for drug-to-drug, drug-to-drug category, drug-to-food, drug-to-herb, and lab test interferences.Provides 14 appendices of additional drug information.Includes a 2006 update section with approximately 20 new monographs for drugs recently approved by the FDA.Features new "Tall Man" lettering for easily confused drug names in accordance with the latest FDA recommendations, and deletion of error-prone abbreviations.Includes current NANDA nursing diagnoses and cross references to material in the appendices.Includes table of "Recent FDA Drug Approvals" that provides generic/trade names and uses for the most recently approved drugs.

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