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Springhouse Nurse's Drug Guide 2006 provides comprehensive, easy-to-access information on 731 generic and over 3,500 trade-name drugs, including 20 recently-approved drugs. This edition lists common drug-herb interactions and adverse reactions that may be misinterpreted as age-related changes. Other features include a full-color photoguide to over 400 tablets and capsules; coverage of 40 pharmacologic and therapeutic classifications with prototype drugs highlighted; nursing process sections in every drug entry; chapters on dosage calculation, drug administration, and preventing medication errors; and updates on eDrugInfo.com.The book includes a free mini-CD containing an NCLEX(R)-style pharmacology self-test with new alternate-format questions.
Table of Contents
How to use Springhouse Nurse's Drug Guide 2006 Guide to abbreviations Drug therapy and the nursing process Essentials of dosage calculations Drug administration techniques Medication errors Drug classification section A-to-Z drug monographs 4/c Guide to tablets and capsules Herbal medicines Adverse reactions that may be misinterpreted as age-related changes Most common drug-herb interactions PQRST pain assessment Pregnancy risk categories Controlled substance schedules Look alike and sound-alike drugs Dialyzable drugs Selected opioid analgesic combination products Normal laboratory test values Table of equivalents Drugs that shouldn't be crushed Acknowledgments Index