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    Take a Look Inside 2018 Nurse's Drug Handbook

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 14, 2018 3:49:39 PM

    2018 Nurse's Drug Handbook

    There's a reason why readers tell us that our drug handbook is "the best that [they] have seen," or why reviewers say that "...the quality of this book is excellent..." Updated annually, the 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. It provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from A-Z.

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    Take a look inside the book:


    The 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


    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.”

    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).

    Take your 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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