Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing

Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing

by Lexi-Comp

ISBN-10: 1591953235
ISBN-13: 9781591953234
Publisher: Lexi-Comp
Edition: 14 - 2013

Book Description
The Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing, 14th Edition, delivers trusted pharmacotherapy knowledge to help meet the unique needs of advanced practice nurses. The information is designed to support safe clinical decision-making in the outpatient and institutional setting. Featuring 1099 drug monographs with up to 75 fields of information per monograph. This resource follows an easy-to-use format: Medications are presented alphabetically with brand and generic drug names highlighted in red, a time-saving feature in an information-intensive text. Each drug monograph contains concise fields of information on pharmacokinetics, therapeutic purpose, dosing, adverse reactions, patient education and more. Dosing fields feature a broad range of guidelines for children, adults and the elderly, so prescribing concerns can be addressed quickly and precisely. Pregnancy and lactation precautions are included. It includes 45 New Drug Monographs. New Appendix Topics are: Injectable Agents (Non-Insulin) for Type 2 Diabetes; Oral Anticoagulant Comparison Chart; Oral Antidiabetic Agents Comparison Table; and, Oral Antiplatelet Comparison Chart. Appendix Topic Updates are: Immunization Recommendations; Renal Function Estimation in Adult Patients; Inhaled Corticosteroids; Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy; Pharmacotherapy of Urinary Incontinence; and, Treatment of Elevated INR Due to Warfarin.