A standard resource for nurses, this drug guide provides safe, effective, current,and accurate drug information in a quickly accessible format. Comprehensive and complete, all drugs are listed alphabetically by generic names for quick referral, with an index that includes both generic and trade names. Included are important clinical information for hundreds of drugs including adverse reactions, interactions, and side effects. This is the only handbook that consistently breaks dosages down to the level of neonate, infant, and adolescent and also includes dosage requirements for obese patients and patients undergoing dialysis. It also breaks down IV drug information with clear instructions for preparing and administering IV’s via push, continuous, or intermittent in a format that is easily accessible for professionals. This edition contains 235 updates to existing drug monographs covering changes in availability, indications, dosages, contraindications, removals from market, administration, and more. 38 new drugs approved by the FDA in 2007 are also included. This retail edition includes the suggested list price printed on the back cover.
Nursing professionals and students.
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About the Author
Billie Ann Wilson
is Professor Emeritus in the School of Nursing at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to entering nursing, she taught natural and physical sciences at the secondary and collegiate levels. She holds a BS in Biology from Boston College, an MS in Biology from Purdue University, a BS in Nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, an MSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans.
Margaret T. Shannon
is Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a BS and an MS in Chemistry, both from Saint Louis University; an MA in Teaching Biology from Saint Mary’s College, a BS in Nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, an MSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. Prior to entering nursing, she taught physical science, natural science, and mathematics at the secondary and collegiate levels.
Kelly M. Shields
is currently Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University and completed a fellowship in Natural Product Information and Research at University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has practiced pharmacy in retail, community, and academic settings and has worked as a freelance medical writer.
Table of Contents
About the Authors/ v
Editorial Review Panel/ vi
Classification Scheme and Prototype Drugs/ xi
Alphabetical Entries for Generic Drugs/ 1—1631
Appendix A. Ocular Medications, Low Molecular Weight Heparins, Inhaled Corticosteroids, and Topical Corticosteroids/ 1634
Appendix B. U.S. Schedules of Controlled Substances/ 1647
Appendix C. FDA Pregnancy Categories/ 1649
Appendix D. Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed/ 1650
Appendix E. Prescription Combination Drugs/ 1657
Appendix F. Glossary of Key Terms, Clinical Conditions, and Associated Signs and Symptoms/ 1671
Appendix G. Abbreviations/ 1677
Appendix H. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Table/ 1684
Common Drug IV-Site Compatibility Chart/ After the Index