Provides quick access to current, accurate information on over 3,700 brand-name, generic, and combination drugs. Organized by therapeutic class of drug, entries include alerts, dosage adjustments for specific populations, I.V. administration, off-label indications, adverse reactions, and interactions with rapid-onset interactions highlighted.
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Find complete monographs for more than 3,700 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs—including essential details on 63 NEW FDA-approved drugs—with important nursing and safety considerations for each and every one in the 41st edition of the Nursing 2021 Drug Handbook.
Monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use and focus on the practical information that nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pronunciation key, therapeutic and pharmacologic classes, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms, indications and dosages, administration (with drug incompatibilities for IV drugs), action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, duration, and half-life), adverse reactions, interactions, effects on lab test results, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching.
You can always count on the Nursing 2021 Drug Handbook to tell you unapproved, off-label drug uses so you'll always know why a drug is prescribed. And, this year, be a more confident nurse with fingertip access to all 63 new drugs, including 25 new comprehensive drug monographs, alphabetized and conveniently grouped in a handy “New Drugs” section. In this edition, you’ll find:
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