Evolve Website Information
General Dilution Charts (inside front cover and facing page)
How to Use This Book
Format and Content of Intravenous Medications
Key to Abbreviations
Important IV Therapy Facts
IV Drugs [alphabetical drug monographs]
A.Recommendations for the Safe Use and Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs
B.FDA Pregnancy Categories
C.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events
D.Information for Patients Receiving Immunosuppressive Agents
E.Recently Approved Drugs
The essential information you need to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs! For over 45 years, Gahart’s 2021 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals has been a trusted resource for comprehensive drug coverage, unparalleled accuracy, and an intuitive quick-access format. In addition to updated drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and patient teaching instructions for all existing IV drugs, this new 37th edition includes more than a dozen new monographs of the most recent IV drugs to be approved by the FDA. Administering intravenous drugs is a critical task - inaccurate or out-of-date information is not an option. Known as the #1 IV drug handbook on the market, Gahart’s annual publication, with its history of impeccable accuracy, gives you the extra confidence and guidance you need to safely and effectively treat patients.
- NEW! Drug monographs for 19 newly approved drugs by the FDA provides you with the most current drug information.
- Updates on drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and more have been made throughout the guide to reflect all changes to existing medications.
By Betty L. Gahart, RN, Nurse Consultant in Education, Napa, California; Adrienne R. Nazareno, PharmD, Clinical Manager, Pharmacist in Charge, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, California and Meghan Ortega, RN