One of the critical responsibilities of today's nursing professional is staying informed about safe pharmacotherapy. In the Drug Information Handbook for Nursing, Lexicomp has compiled the most complete and clinically-relevant drug information into a format specifically designed for registered nurses and nursing students. This comprehensive handbook covers thousands of medications, alphabetically indexed by brand name, generic name and synonym, and cross-referenced by page number to the appropriate drug monograph. The introductory text of the manual provides a descriptive review of each monograph section and field, as well as an overview of General Nursing Issues, Patient Factors That Influence Drug Therapy, and Therapeutic Nursing Management of Side Effects. Monographs include information on Adult, Elderly and Pediatric Dosing, Administration, Assessment, Monitoring Guidelines, Patient Education and more. The two-column format is easy to scan, with generic drug names and nursing-specific fields highlighted in RED, facilitating fast information look-up.
Updates to this edition: 62 New Drug Monographs New Monograph Field: Breast-Feeding Considerations New Appendix Topic: Immunization Administration Recommendations Appendix Topic Updates: Immunization Recommendations Vitamin K Content in Selected Foods Diagnostics & Surgical Aids Management of Drug Extravasations Introduction Topic Update: Pregnancy Categoriesshow more