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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses / Edition 16

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses / Edition 16

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Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Sixteenth Edition delivers all of the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.



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  • 5,000-drug database and appendices
  • Cross-referencing of drugs
  • FDA drug news


  • Red tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage
  • Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects
  • NEW! REP heading for use of drugs in males and females of reproductive age
  • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions
  • Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions
  • IV administration subheads
  • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon
  • Pharmacogenomic content and icon
  • Canadian-specific content
  • Much more!


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  • Pronunciation library for 1,200+ drug names
  • Preventing med errors and psychotropic drug tutorials, each with a self-test
  • Calculators for body mass index (BMI), metric conversions, IV drip rates, dosage/kg, and Fahrenheit/Celsius
  • Interactive case studies, brief, real-life scenarios that are followed by a series of question
  • Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications
  • Animations demonstrating the administration and absorption of oral drugs

Reviews for Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 15th Edition:

Invaluable. “This… resource has been invaluable for my clinicals and pharm class.”—CJ Bob

Perfect for a nursing student. “I feel that I didn't need my pharmacology book, and could have just used this. It's organized and comprehensive, and for each drug has nursing implications with assessments, "potential" nursing diagnoses, teaching, and evaluations.”—Amazon Reviewer

This is your book. “If you want to know about drugs, this is your book. Very thorough and helpful with my nursing classes.”—Michael Grewing.

Use this every day! “The most helpful book ever created for Pharmacology! I use this every single day!”—C. Kelly

A Must-Have. “An absolute must have. Great Book.—Rocco DeMario

Hands down the best drug guide. “I am very pleased with this drug guide. I am in nursing school and this is the best drug guide hands down. I used other brands and I feel this is more organized and better to understand.”—Carolina Cruz

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803669451
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 1488
Sales rank: 1,322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

How To Use Davis's Drug Guide For Nurses 1

Evidence-Based Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics: Implications for Nurses 6

Pharmacogenomics 9

Medication Errors: Improving Practices and Patient Safety 12

Detecting and Managing Adverse Drug Reactions 18

Overview Of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Systems (Rems) 22

Special Dosing Considerations 23

The Pediatric Patient 23

The Older Adult Patient 23

The Patient of Reproductive Age 24

Renal Impairment 24

Hepatic Impairment 24

Heart Failure 24

Body Size 24

Drug Interactions 25

The Cytochrome P450 System 26

Educating Patients About Safe Medication Use 29

Classifications 31

Anti-Alzheimer's agents 31

Antianemics 32

Antianginals 33

Antianxiety agents 34

Antorhythmics 35

Antiasthmatics 36

Anticholinergics 37

Anticoagulants 39

Anticonvulsants 40

Antidepressants 41

Antidiabetics 43

Antidiarrheals 45

Antiemetics 46

Antifungals 47

Antihistamines 48

Antihypertensives 49

Anti-infectives 51

Antineoplastics 52

Antiparkinson agents 54

Antiplatelet agents 56

Antipsychotics 56

Antipyretics 58

Antiretrovirals 59

Antirheumatics 60

Antituberculars 61

Antiulcer agents 62

Antivirals 64

Beta blockers 65

Bone resorption inhibitors 67

Bronchodilators 68

Calcium channel blockers 69

Central nervous system stimulants 71

Corticosteroids 72

Diuretics 73

Hormones 75

Immunosuppressants 76

Laxatives 77

Lipid lowering agents 78

Minerals/electrolytes/pH modifiers 79

Natural/Herbal Products 80

Nonopioid analgesics 81

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 82

Opioid analgesics 84

Sedative/hypnotics 85

Skeletal muscle relaxants 87

Thrombolytics 88

Vaccines/immunizing agents 90

Vascular headache suppressants 90

Vitamins 91

Weight control agents 92

Drug Monographs In Alphabetical Order By Generic Name 95-1298

Drugs Approved In Canada 1299

Natural/Herbal Products 1325

Medication Safety Tools 1351

Appendices 1367

Appendix A Recent Drug Approvals 1369

Appendix B Combination Drugs 1379

Appendix C Ophthalmic Medications 1398

Appendix D Medication Administration Techniques 1406

Appendix E Administering Medications to Children 1409

Appendix F Formulas Helpful for Calculating Doses 1410

Appendix G Pediatric Dosage Calculations 1412

Appendix H Normal Values of Common laboratory Tests 1413

Appendix I Controlled Substance Schedules 1415

Appendix J Equianalgesic Dosing Guidelines 1418

Appendix K Food Sources for Specific Nutrients 1421

Appendix L Insulins and Insulin Therapy 1423

Appendix M Canadian and U.S. Pharmaceutical Practices 1425

Appendix N Routine Pediatric and Adult Immunizations 1427

Bibliography 1434

Comprehensive Generic/Trade/Ciassifications Index 1435

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