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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses / Edition 17

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses / Edition 17


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  • Ideal for courses in nursing programs covering drug and/or drug administration. Also serves practicing nurses
  • Monographs provide user-friendly “Cure” and “Care” organization to allow users to find must-know information quickly and easily
  • Designed to focus on patient safety by calling out ‘High Alert’ drugs and using red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects
  • Includes 1-year free access to Davis’s Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine, a database of over 5,000 drugs and FDA news alerts
  • Canadian-specific content, including Canadian trade names and drugs specifically approved for use in Canada
  • A wealth of online resources including an audio pronunciation library, calculators, and video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781719640053
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 05/13/2020
Edition description: 17th Revised ed.
Pages: 1488
Sales rank: 18,212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.10(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: What Is It and Why Should I Care? 26

Educating Patients about Safe Medication Use 29

Classifications 31

Anti-Alzheimer's agents 31

Antianemics 32

Antianginals 33

Antianxiety agents 34

Antiarrhythmics 35

Antiasthmatics 36

Anticholinergics 37

Anticoagulants 39

Anticonvulsants 40

Antidepressants 41

Antidiabetics 43

Antidiarrheals 45

Antiemetics 46

Antifungals 47

Antihistamines 48

Antihypertensives 50

Anti-infectives 51

Antineoplastics 53

Antiparkinson agents 55

Antiplatelet agents 56

Antipsychotics 57

Antipyretics 59

Antiretrovirals 60

Antirheumatics 61

Antituberculars 62

Antiulcer agents 63

Antivirals 65

Beta blockers 66

Bone resorption inhibitors 68

Bronchodilators 69

Calcium channel blockers 70

Central nervous system stimulants 72

Corticosteroids 73

Diuretics 75

Hormones 77

Immunosuppressants 78

Laxatives 79

Lipid-lowering agents 80

Minerals/electrolytes/pH modifiers 81

Natural/Herbal Products 82

Nonopioid analgesics 82

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 84

Opioid analgesics 85

Sedative/hypnotics 87

Skeletal muscle relaxants 88

Thrombolytics 89

Vaccines/immunizing agents 91

Vascular headache suppressants 92

Vitamins 93

Weight control agents 94

Drug Monographs in Alphabetical Order by Generic Name 95-1298

Drugs Approved in Canada 1299

Natural/Herbal Products 1325

Medication Safety Tools 1349

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 Differences in U.S. and Candian Pharmaceutical Practices 1425

Appendix N Routine Pediatric and Adult Immimizations 1427

Bibliography 1434

Comprehensive Generic/Trade/Classifications Index 1435

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