Robert J. Kizior, Barbara B. Hodgson
Saunders; 1st edition (April 13; 2018)
The Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2019 is the go-to guide for nurses as well as students since it contains critical information on more than four thousand trade name pharmaceuticals and more than one thousand generic drugs. In order to facilitate easy and speedy access, the 2019 version is arranged alphabetically according to the name of the generic drug, and it incorporates more than two hundred seventy new updates to Black Box Warnings. Additionally, a detailed discussion of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and set combination dosages are included in this user-friendly manner. For the purpose of providing better treatment for patients, it offers a one-of-a-kind guide that walks you through clinical priorities in the practice setting and is arranged alphabetically, according to the name of the generic drug, for easy reference. Additionally, new medication monographs include around thirty-three pharmaceuticals that have just been approved by the FDA. Thoroughly updated drug monographs include newly added precautions, interactions, and alerts.
- Side effects and adverse reactions are differentiated in the comprehensive information provided for each medication, which will assist you in determining which is more likely to occur.
- A specific treatment in the text for high-alert medications that represent the greatest risk for patient harm, in addition to an appendix for drug names that sound alike and look alike, both contribute to the promotion of safe drug administration.
- With tabs ranging from A to Z, the database of over a thousand generic medicine names (which includes over four thousand trade name drugs) is arranged alphabetically, making it simple and fast to obtain the relevant information.
- UNIQUE! You can stay informed about the effects of regularly encountered plants by consulting monographs on frequently used herbs and looking for herb interactions.
- In the section titled “Classifications,” an overview of the actions and applications of drug families is provided.
- The information on therapeutic and toxic blood levels reveals the implications for the patient that the drug administration will have.
- The Top 100 Drugs list enables you to quickly identify the medications that are prescribed the most often.
- The nursing implications are laid out in a framework that is based on a functional nursing approach, and it has sections for things like “Baseline Assessment,” “Intervention and Evaluation,” and “Patient and Family Teaching.”
- You will be equipped with specific considerations for patients who are immune- or renal-compromised if you have information on lifetime and disorder-related variations in dosage. These patients include pediatric, geriatric, and hepatic patients.
- The IV material has been significantly enlarged, and now includes a heading for IV compatibilities as well as expanded rates of infusion, drip rates, test dosages, reconstitutions, flushes, and incompatibilities.
- Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the particular monographs to assist you in understanding the various drug dosing alternatives that are available for certain conditions.
- The primary body of the book has direct cross-references to the 400 most popular brand-name pharmaceuticals in the United States, making it easy to obtain the information.
- On the free Evolve companion site, you'll find monographs that can be customized and printed out for 100 of the medications that are used most frequently, as well as quarterly updates on those drugs.
- Comprehensive compatibility with intravenous lines This foldout chart provides you with information on the compatibility of 65 intravenous medications.
- In order to facilitate a speedy and uncomplicated route to this recently acquired knowledge, a listing of recently authorized medications can be found at the beginning of the book.
- You can better understand how to use the book to its full potential by looking at an example drug monograph that includes callouts.
- NEW! You will be equipped with the most recent drug information if you read the drug monographs, which cover around 33 pharmaceuticals that have recently been approved by the FDA.
- NEW and IMPROVED version! There have been over 270 changes and additions made to the Black Box Alerts, which highlight medications that have been shown to present a considerable risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.
- NEW! All of the monographs have been meticulously revised to provide up-to-date information on novel interactions, warnings, precautions, patient teaching instructions, and other information that is essential to know.