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    2015 Nurse's Drug Handbook Is Here

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 25, 2014 2:05:25 PM

    2015 Nurse's Drug HandbookWe're getting a head start on the new year with the publication of 2015 Nurse's Drug Handbook, our trusted, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference.

    Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abatacept to zonisamide. 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.

    The 2015 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 drug entries: hydrocodone bitartrate, levomilnacipran hydrochloride, lomitapide mesylate, mipomersen sodium, prothrombin complex concentrate (human), and vortioxetine hydrobromide.

    New to the Appendices:

    • Selected Ophthalmic Drugs: brinzolamide/brimonidine tartrate
    • Antihistamines: carbinoxamine maleate
    • Selected Topical Drugs: adapalene/benzolyl peroxide, brimonidine, desoximetasone, luliconazole, and urea
    • Antivirals: dolutegravir, simeprevir, and sofosbuvir
    • Antineoplastic Drugs: erlotinib, ibrutinib, lenalidomide, obinutuzumab, ofatumumab, romidepsin, trametinib, vandetanib, and vemurafenib

    Take 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook wherever you go with apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

    Can't wait to learn more? Visit our website.

    Topics: New Edition, nurse's drug handbook, nursing, nursing practice, Pharmacology, Recently Published

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