As the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse grows, so does the need to be informed and knowledgeable about safe pharmacotherapy. The Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing provides reliable, comprehensive drug information in a format designed to help you efficiently prescribe for, monitor, and educate patients.
The increasing complexity of clinical care and the development of new therapies contribute to the challenges of prescriptive practice. The Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing compiles the best information about current drug therapy, so prescribing concerns may be addressed quickly and precisely. Over 4800 medications are included in this reference, presented alphabetically by generic and brand name. Each drug monograph contains up to 60 fields of information, including dosing, therapeutic purpose, and possible adverse effects. Safe prescribing guidelines include data on prescribing for children, adults, and the elderly.
Updates to this Edition
- 62 New Drug Monographs
- Introduction Topic Update:
- Pregnancy Categories
- New Appendix Topics:
- Immunization Administration Recommendations
- Renal Function Estimation in Adult Patients
- Renal Function Estimation in Pediatric Patients
- Multiple Appendix Topic Updates, including:
- Immunization Recommendations
- Nonsalicylate / Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
- Diabetes Mellitus Management, Adults
- Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy
- Prophylaxis for Patients Exposed to Common Communicable Diseases
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.