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    2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is a "comprehensive review"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 11, 2015 3:02:14 PM

    2015 Nurse's Drug HandbookThe appeal of 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook continues to grow. According to Steven A. Sheffer, an EMS instructor from Florida State College at Jacksonville,

    “It provides a comprehensive review of the most comprehensive information in a single volume of the most widely used meds. [It is] useful across all allied health professions beyond nursing. The drug calculation and formula section is helpful for students as well as the patient teaching points.”

    Updated annually, 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook 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. In addition, it 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.

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

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