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    Review: 2017 Nurse's Drug Handbook "is excellent"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 19, 2016 3:03:09 PM

    2017 Nurse's Drug HandbookTerrific news to share-- the recently published 2017 Nurse's Drug Handbook just received a 4-star review. According to Carol E. Agana, MNSc, RNP, APRN, from the University of Arkansas, writing for Doody's Review Service,

    "As a reference, this one is excellent and it also serves the purpose of a textbook. What differentiates [it] from other drug references are the nursing considerations and patient teaching points."

    Jones & Bartlett Learning 2017 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 2017 Nurse’s Drug Handbook also 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 include alirocumab, brexpiprazole, cangrelor, cariprazine, edoxaban, eluxadoline, evolocumab, flibanserin, idarucizumab, ivabradine, and mepolizumab. Updates to the appendices include parenteral insulin preparations, selected ophthalmic drugs, selected topical drugs, selected antivirals, selected antineoplastic drugs, and interferons.

    Take 2017 Nurse’s Drug Handbook wherever you go with an affordably priced app for Android, iPhone, and iPad. Try the app free for 30 days!

    Topics: nurse's drug app, nurse's drug handbook, nursing, pharmacology

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