One of the critical responsibilities of today's nursing professional is staying informed about safe pharmacotherapy. In the Drug Information Handbook for Nursing, Lexicomp has compiled the most complete and clinically-relevant drug information into a format specifically designed for registered nurses and nursing students.
This comprehensive handbook covers thousands of medications, alphabetically indexed by brand name, generic name and synonym, and cross-referenced by page number to the appropriate drug monograph. The introductory text of the manual provides a descriptive review of each monograph section and field, as well as an overview of General Nursing Issues, Patient Factors That Influence Drug Therapy, and Therapeutic Nursing Management of Side Effects. Monographs include information on Adult, Elderly and Pediatric Dosing, Administration, Assessment, Monitoring Guidelines, Patient Education and more. The two-column format is easy to scan, with generic drug names and nursing-specific fields highlighted in RED, facilitating fast information look-up.
Updates to this Edition
- 62 New Drug Monographs
- New Monograph Field:
- Breast-Feeding Considerations
- New Appendix Topic:
- Immunization Administration Recommendations
- Appendix Topic Updates:
- Immunization Recommendations
- Vitamin K Content in Selected Foods
- Diagnostics & Surgical Aids
- Management of Drug Extravasations
- Introduction Topic Update:
- Pregnancy Categories
Beatrice B. Turkoski, RN, PhD
Dr Turkoski received her BSN from Alverno College in Wisconsin, an MS in Community Health Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. She also earned an MA in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her extensive professional nursing experience includes several years as a clinician in critical care in Wisconsin and Israel, Director of Nursing, clinician, and researcher in gerontology and chronic adult illness in Wisconsin and Ohio.
In her graduate faculty role at Kent State University College of Nursing, Dr Turkoski developed and teaches the Advanced Pharmacology course for graduate students in the Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist programs. Her expertise in this area is highly regarded by both students and faculty. She also conducts continuing education programs and workshops in pharmacology and nursing practice.
Dr Turkoski is an active member and past officer in several national and international professional organizations. She has made presentations at scientific conferences in the United States, Europe, China, Korea, Canada, and Israel. Dr Turkoski is also a frequent contributor to professional journals.
Brenda R. Lance, RN, MSN
Ms Lance received a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas. She also has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Ms Lance's nursing experiences and expertise are numerous and varied. Her nursing career spans over 35 years, having worked in intensive care, emergency room, ambulatory care clinics, home health, and home infusion. She is currently the Program Development Director for Northcoast HealthCare Management Company and Northcoast Infusion Network located in Beachwood, Ohio.
In addition to many years of direct patient care experience, she is also certified in risk management, has extensive experience in Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards and Medicare regulations for home health, and has been a military nurse for the past 30 years. She retired with the rank of Captain (0-6) from the U.S. Naval Reserve Nurse Corps.
Ms Lance is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau (National Honor Society of Nursing) and National Home Infusion Association.
Elizabeth A. Tomsik, PharmD, BCPS
Dr Tomsik received her bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. She completed a one-year residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City and went on to work at Hahnemann University Hospital for 2 years in the field of nutrition. She continued her work at Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland for 12 years. Her areas of practice included intensive care, coronary care, nutrition support, and anticoagulation. She was actively involved in residency training and was in charge of the pharmacy residency program for many years. She held faculty appointments from Case Western Reserve University, College of Medicine and The University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy. She has been a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 1999.
Dr Tomsik has been with Lexi-Comp, Inc. since 1999. She is actively involved in enhancing Lexi-Comp’s database with a focus in the area of poisonings. She is currently the manager of the adverse drug reaction section within the content division at Lexi-Comp.
Dr Tomsik is a member of the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.