All the information you need, right at your fingertips! Quick access to essential drug information for geriatric patients is available with the portable, pocket-sized Delmar's Mini Guide to Geriatric Drugs.
- Provides the essential, basic drug information that is commonly used but rarely memorized.
- Includes approximately 200 of the most commonly used drugs, organized alphabetically A - Z.
- Includes basic information such as medication administration, dosage calculation formulas, conversion charts and common lab values.
- Available for PDA Download from the accompanying Online Companion.
- Part of a series of three Mini Drug Guides: Pediatric, Maternity/OB and Geriatric.
Table of Contents
2: Drug Regulation and Control.
3: Dosage Forms and Routes of Medication Administration.
4: Calculating Medication Dosages.
5: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.
6: Factors Affecting Drug Activity.
7: Drug Classifications for Various Systems.
8: Vaccination in Geriatrics.
9: Drug Interactions and Toxicity (Polypharmacy).
10: Substance Abuse.
Tab 2: A - C.
Tab 3: D - H.
Tab 4: I - M.
Tab 5: N - R.
Tab 6: S - Z.
Tab 7: Appendix.
Appendix A: Commonly Prescribed Controlled Substances.
Appendix B: Measurement Equivalents and Conversions.
Appendix C: Abbreviation Commonly Found in Drug Prescriptions.
Appendix D: Common Terminology Confusions.
Appendix E: Common Intravenous Drugs.
Appendix F: Approximate Normal Values.
Appendix G: Diagnostic Drugs.
Appendix H: Drug Overdose and Antidotes.
Appendix I: Use of Herbs in the Elderly and Problems.
Appendix J: Emergency Drugs.
About the Author
George R. Spratto, PhD
Former positions have included Dean, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia Univ.; Associate Dean for Professional Programs, School of Pharmacy, Purdue Univ.; and, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine. George is a current member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and American Pharmacists Association. Recently completed a six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education."