Put the latest edition of today's most trusted drug reference guide in your nursing students' hands with DELMAR NURSE'S DRUG HANDBOOK™ 2012 EDITION. This essential resource clearly describes the most important information for over 770 of the latest and most common FDA-approved drugs. Each entry provides a wealth of information concerning drug action, pharmacokinetics, dosage, interactions, and contraindications. Clear guidelines are also provided for administration of drugs, communication with clients, and nursing considerations. This edition offers even more convenience with an iPhone®/iPod® touch Application that places the complete drug guide at your fingertips with enhanced search options.
- Free iPhone®/iPod® touch Application with 50 of the most commonly prescribed drugs.
- Detailed nursing considerations for each drug, including step-by-step client teaching information.
- "Black Box" icons alert users to particularly dangerous drugs with serious and life-threatening side effects.
- "Ear" icons identify drug names that sound like others, to prevent medication errors.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- iPhone®/iPod® touch Application with the complete drug guide at your fingertips.
- Approximately 15 new FDA-approved drugs.
- Comprehensive IV information including compatibility and incompatibility.
- Latest patient safety goals are provided for quick reference.
- Revised Combination Drugs appendix is streamlined for ease of use.
- Reorganized to more closely follow the nursing process.
- New, expanded trim size for enhanced readability.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
George R. Spratto
George Spratto, PhD recently retired. He is a former Dean and Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University. He brings the core pharmacology subject matter expertise so important to edit monographs, research market changes, and prioritize drug inclusion.
Adrienne L. Woods
Adrienne L. Woods, MSN, FNP-BC worked in the field of nursing for the past 35 years with the last 15 years as a Nurse Practitioner. Received various certifications during career and worked in psychiatry, acute medical and surgical floors, medical, surgical and coronary ICUs, ER and as a nurse manager of an ICU as well as nursing supervisor. Also clinical instructor at U of D, private consultant, and with a professional union. Presently working on a Post- deployment team caring for our returning Iraqi war veterans and polytrauma patients. Also serving as adjunct faculty in College of Nursing University of Delaware. Awarded Delaware Nurse Practitioner Advocate by AANP in 2009. Member ANA, Sigma Theta Tau, AANP, DCNP.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Notice to the Reader.
Quick Reference Guide to a Drug Monograph.
Quick Reference to Technology Tools.
1. A-Z Listing of Drugs.
2. Therapeutic Drug Classifications.
Alpha-1-Adrenergic Blocking Agents.
Amphetamines and Derivatives.
Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists.
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors.
Antihistamines (H1 Blockers).
Antihyperlipidemic Agents---HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors.
Antipsychotic Agents, Phenothiazines.
Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents.
Calcium Channel Blocking Agents.
Calcium Salts. Cephalosporins.
Cholinergic Blocking Agents.
Heparins, Low Molecular Weight.
Histamine H2 Antagonists.
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
Oral Contraceptives: Estrogen-Progesterone Combinations.
Progesterone and Progestins.
Proton Pump Inhibitors.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists.
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting.
Appendix 1: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Symbols.
Appendix 2: Medication Errors: The Importance of Reporting.
Appendix 3: Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada.
Appendix 4: Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned.
Appendix 5: Calculating Body Surface Area and Body Mass Index.
Appendix 6: Elements of a Prescription.
Appendix 7: Easy Formulas for IV Rate Calculation.
Appendix 8: Commonly Used Combination Drugs.
Appendix 9: Drug/Food Interactions.
Appendix 10: Drugs Whose Effects are Modified by Grapefruit Juice.
Appendix 11: Drugs That Should Not Be Crushed.
Appendix 12: Patient Safety Goals.
Appendix 13: Cultural Aspects of Medicine Therapy.
Appendix 14: Common Spanish Phrases and Terms Used in a Health Care Setting.
Appendix 15: Medication Reconciliation.