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    5-Star Review for the "excellent" 2016 Nurse's Drug Handbook

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 22, 2016 1:42:13 PM

    2016 Nurse's Drug HandbookWhat a great way to start the year-- we've just received a 5-star review and a perfect score of 100 for 2016 Nurse's Drug Handbook. According to Carol Agana, MNSc, CNP, APRN, from the University of Arkansas, writing for Doody’s Review Service, it is,

    "…an excellent book that I would recommend to undergraduate students [and] to nurses in a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare setting, who should have it available as a reference.”

    Jones & Bartlett Learning 2016 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. 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.

    The 2016 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: albiglutide (Tanzeum), apremilast (Otezla), dalbavancin (Dalvance), dapagliflozin (Farxiga), dulaglutide (Trulicity), empagliflozin (Jardiance), eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom), ferric citrate (Auryxia), insulin, inhaled (rapid acting) (Afrezza), naloxegol (Movantik), olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat), omega 3-carboxylic acids (Epanova), oritavancin (Orbactiv), sucroferric oxyhydroxide (Velphoro), suvorexant (Belsomra), tedizolid (Sivextro), umeclidinium (Incruse Ellipta), vedolizumab (Entyvio), and vorapaxar (Zontivity).

    Apps are also available for Android, iPhone, and iPad. Interested in learning more? Visit our website.

    Topics: Doody's Review Service, nurse's drug handbook, nursing, pharmacology, Review, Pharmacology

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