The book Pearson Nurse’s Drug Guide is written by Billie A. Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields. The 2015 Pearson Nurses’ Medication Guide is a current and reliable reference designed to provide comprehensive information needed to make sound decisions regarding medication administration. This new edition includes clearly outlined black box warnings, 19 monographs of new drugs recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and more than 400 updates to drug indications, available dosage forms, adverse effects, dosages, and more. IV administration information has been updated for both adults and children. These reviews include subheadings for intravenous medication preparation and administration for children, which adds to the ease of locating age-appropriate information.
Each drug monograph provides the information needed for safe and effective drug administration. The user must read all the information provided. From time to time, the user will be referred to Appendix F, Glossary of Key Terms, Clinical Conditions, and Associated Signs and Symptoms. This unique glossary provides valuable information on common evaluation findings related to the therapeutic efficacy or ineffectiveness of specific drugs.
|Book Name||Pearson Nurse’s Drug Guide 2015|
|Author of Book||Billie A. Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields|
Overview of Pearson Nurse’s Drug Guide 2015
With more than 350 updates, the new 2015 edition of the Pearson Nurses’ Medication Guide provides safe, effective, current, and accurate medication information in a quickly accessible format. Comprehensive and comprehensive, it lists all medications alphabetically by generic name for quick reference, with an index listing both generic and brand names. Presents important clinical information for hundreds of medications, including adverse reactions, interactions, side effects, and impacts on laboratory results. Clearly presents information on IV preparation and rapid, continuous, or intermittent administration; as well as doses for neonates, infants, adolescents, adults and patients with obesity and renal or hepatic insufficiency. This edition also contains 18 all-new monographs for recently FDA-approved drugs.
Topics of this Edition
- Classification Scheme and Prototype Drugs
Alphabetical Entries for Generic Drugs
Appendix A. Ocular Medications, Low Molecular Weight Heparins, Inhaled Corticosteroids, and Topical Corticosteroids
Appendix B. U.S. Schedules of Controlled Substances
Appendix C. FDA Pregnancy Categories
Appendix D. Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed
Appendix E. Prescription Combination Drugs
Appendix F. Glossary of Key Terms, Clinical Conditions, and Associated Signs and Symptoms
- Appendix G. Abbreviations
- Appendix H. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Table
- Appendix I. Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Medications
Appendix J. Vaccines