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2019 Nurse's Drug Handbook

Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781284144895
  • ISBN-10:1284144895
  • Paperback    1432 pages      © 2019
Price: $50.95 US List
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Jones & Bartlett Learning 2019 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 2019 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
  • Updated antineoplastic appendix
  • 36 full antiviral entries
  • Antiviral appendix updated to include only combination antivirals

New drugs include: abacavir, abaloparatide, acyclovir, adefovir dipivoxil, angiotensin II, atazanavir, benralizumab, betrixaban, brivaracetam, brodalumab, daclatasvir, darunavir, delafloxacin, dolutegravir, droxidopa, dupilumab, efavirenz, elvitegravir, emtricitabine, enfuvirtide, entecavir, ertugliflozin, etelcalcetide, etravirine, famciclovir, foscarnet sodium, guselkumab, indinavir, lamivudine, letermovir, maraviroc, naldemedine, nelfinavir mesylate, nevirapine, ocrelizumab, oseltamivir phosphate, peramivir, pimavanserin, raltegravir, ribavirin, rilpivirine, ritonavir, safinamide, sarilumab, secnidazole, simeprevir, sofosbuvir, stavudine, telbivudine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, tipranavir, valbenazine, valacyclovir hydrochloride, valganciclovir hydrochloride, zanamivir, and zidovudine.

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Applicable Courses

Pharmacology, Fundamentals of Nursing

Chapter  Reviewers and Clinical Consultants
Chapter  How to Use This Book
Chapter  Foreword
Chapter  Overview of Pharmacology
Chapter  Principles of Drug Administration
Chapter  Drug Therapy and the Nursing Process
Chapter  Individual Drugs (Listed Alphabetically)
Chapter  Appendices
Chapter  Safety Guidelines for Opioid Use
Chapter  Parenteral Insulin Preparations
Chapter  Oral Allergen Extracts
Chapter  Selected Antihistamines
Chapter  Selected Ophthalmic Drugs
Chapter  Selected Topical Drugs
Chapter  Selected Combination Antiviral Drugs
Chapter  Common Cancers and Antineoplastic Drug Therapy
Chapter  Selected Antihypertensive Cominations
Chapter  Selected Obstetrical Drugs
Chapter  Vitamins
Chapter  Interferons
Chapter  Compatible Drugs in a Syringe
Chapter  Drug Formulas and Calculations
Chapter  Weights and Equivalents
Chapter  Equianalgesic Doses for Opioid Agonists
Chapter  Abbreviations

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  • “I think the Jones & Bartlett Learning Nurse’s Drug Handbook is the best that I have seen.”–Sylvia Herrlich, MSN, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Del Mar College

  • “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.” - From the Foreword by Kathleen Dracup, RN, FNP, DNSc, FAAN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco

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