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McGraw-Hill Nurses Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition,9780071799423

McGraw-Hill Nurses Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition

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Edition: 7th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/16/2013
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
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Summary

Best Value on the Market! A comprehensive, quick-access drug guide focusing on patient safety written specifically for nurses! McGraw-Hill Nurse's Drug Handbookprovides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence-base needed to safely administer more than 3,000 brand-name drugs and 1,000 generic drugs along with important patient monitoring instructions specific to each drug. For the safest, most effective drug administration possible: FDA boxed warnings appear within each monograph Special icons point out hazardous and high-alert drugs Safety inserts explain how to handle hazardous drugs Full-color 32 page insert covers Safe Drug Administration Critical advice on treating adverse reactions A streamlined design puts important information at your fingertips

Table of Contents

Common abbreviations
Foreword
About the author
Advisors
Contributors and reviewers
Preface and user's guide
Part 1
Drug monographs A to Z
Safe drug administration
Drug compatibilities
Conversions and calculations
Medication Reconciliation
Guidelines for timely administration of scheduled drugs
Drug names that look or sound alike
Tall Man Letters
Tablets and capsules not to crush
Identifying injectin sites
Monitoring blood levels
Effects of dialysis on drug therapy
Anaphylaxis: Treatment guidelines
Adult cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines
Pediatric cardiac arrest: Treatment guidelines
Acute coronary syndrome: Treatment guidelines
Preventing and treating extravasation
Guidelines for handling, preparing, and administering hazardous drugs
Managing poisons and overdoses
Part 2
Drug classes
Vitamins and minerals
Herbs and supplements
Part 3
Appendices
Appendix A: Common anesthetic drugs
Appendix B: Common combination drugs products
Appendix C: Adult immunization schedule by age group
Appendix D: Childhood immunization schedule by age group
Appendix E: Adolescent immunization schedule by age group
Appendix F: Normal laboratory values for blood tests
Appendix G: Drug infusion rates
Appendix H: Identifying life-threatening adverse reactions
Appendix I: Potentially inappropriate drugs for elderly patients
Appendix J: Hazardous drugs
Appendix K: Drugs that prolong the QT intervalAppendix M: Top 200 most commonly presceibed drugs
Appendix N: Current drug shortages
Selected reference
Index

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