Nursing 2021 Drug Handbook by Wolters Kluwer

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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  • Item#: OP043821
  • Edition: 2021
  • Format: 5" x 7" Softbound
  • ISBN#: 978-1-97513-839-4
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Best-selling nursing drug handbook for over 40 years!

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:

Key features and benefits of this nursing drug handbook:

  • Over 8,200 clinical updates—new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information
  • 28 appendices covering such topics as Prescription drug abuse, Safe disposal of unused drugs, Ophthalmic drugs, Biosimilar drugs, and many more
  • Special attention to drug safety issues and concerns (U.S. and Canada)
  • Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populations
  • Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes
  • Full-color pill guide containing 450 drug images of the most commonly prescribed drugs
  • Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that occur with 1% & greater frequency, with special emphasis on life-threatening adverse reactions
  • Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespan
  • Combination drugs section
  • Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information in appendices
  • Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages
  • FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs
  • Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
  • Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix, including indications and dosages for infrequently used drugs
  • Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriate
  • Robust Web Toolkit with hundreds of tools and resources, including monthly drug updates, warnings, and news capsules
  • Safe Drug Administration chapter covering the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues (such as opioid administration), preventing and treating extravasation, and preventing exposure to hazardous drugs
  • Safety alerts for potentially toxic drugs, IV drug incompatibility, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more

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