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    Jones & Bartlett Learning Publishes 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 24, 2017 11:02:50 AM

    2018 Nurse's Drug Handbook

    Having the latest information on drugs is essential for nurses. That's why we just published our 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook. Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from A-Z. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically.

    “I think the Jones & Bartlett Learning Nurse’s Drug Handbook is the best that I have seen.” - Sylvia Herrlich, MSN, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Del Mar College

    2018 Nurse's Drug HandbookThe 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook includes:

    • Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names
    • Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category, and controlled substance schedule
    • Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information
    • Incompatibilities and contraindications
    • Interactions with drugs, food, and activities
    • Adverse reactions
    • Nursing considerations, including key teaching points for patients
    • Mechanism-of-action illustrations
    • Warnings and precautions


    New drugs include: bezlotoximab (Zinplava), brivaracetam (Briviact), daclizumab (Zinbryta), ixekizumab (Taltz), lixisenatide (Adlyxin), obiltoxaximab (Anthim), phentermine (Adipex-P), plecanatide (Trulance), prasterone (Intrarosa), and reslizumab (Cinqair).

    Kathleen Dracup, RN, FNP, DNSc, FAAN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, writes in the Foreword that,

    “Your patients deserve the best and safest care possible—and you deserve to have the tools to deliver that care. Whether you’re a student or an experienced clinician, Jones & Bartlett Learning Nurse’s Drug Handbook will help you provide safe, effective drug therapy because of its practical, easy-to-understand, accurate, and reliable information on virtually all the drugs you’re likely to administer. This handbook has aided thousands of nurses in their patient care. Take it with you to the clinical setting, share it with your peers, and use it to enhance your present and future position in the nursing profession.”

    Bring 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook wherever you go with an affordably priced app for Android and iPhone and iPad. Try the app free for 30 days!

    Topics: nurse's drug handbook, nursing

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