Monographs organized alphabetically by name allow fast retrieval of important information.
Comprehensive drug monographs throughout the text contain:
Rx or OTC designations
U.S. and Canadian trade names
Functional and chemical classifications
Dosages and routes
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Drug/herb, drug/food, and lab test interactions
Treatment of overdose
Concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations include assessment, implementation, patient/family education, and evaluation.
IV drug information is highlighted in one easy-to-find place, under the Implementation heading, and includes special considerations, Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
High alerts drugs are identified by those that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.
Canadian brand names are designated by a maple leaf icon.
Nursing alert icons identify considerations that require special attention.
Common and life-threatening side effects are highlighted for easy identification.
Do Not Confuse headings help you avoid administering the wrong drugs.
Tall Man lettering is applied to easily confused drug names, as recommended by the FDA.
Therapeutic Outcome headings in monographs encourage critical thinking and provide a focus for the plan of care.
Extensive interactions information including lab test interferences is included.
Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.
Safe Medication Administration Guide in the back of the book includes a nomogram for calculation of body surface area.
Drug Categories section features nursing diagnoses, generic drugs, and highlighted key drugs in each category.
13 illustrations and an atlas of medication administration show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes.
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in chart form offer easy access to information.
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NEW! Common drugs seen on the NCLEX Exam have been highlighted to help in review.
UPDATED! Black Box Warnings include alerts to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.
NEW! Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover the areas of doses, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions, and nursing considerations.