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The best-selling nursing drug handbook for 30 years is now in its fully updated 2010 edition. Organized by therapeutic class,Nursing2010 Drug Handbookprovides quick access to current, accurate information on over 900 generic and 3,000 brand-name drugs. This edition includes black box warnings where appropriate, an expanded combination drug section, vaccine immunization schedules, and more than 1,350 additions, changes, and updates on indications, dosages, and administration.The monographs are consistently formatted for ease of use, and they focus on the practical information that practicing nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pronunciation key, pregnancy risk category, pharmacologic class, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms, indications and dosages, administration (with drug incompatibilities for I.V. drugs), action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, duration, and half-life), adverse reactions, interactions, effects on lab test results, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching.A companion Web Toolkit will include FDA warnings, new drug and herb updates, medication administration and safety videos, dosage calculators, patient teaching aids, pharmacology animations, English-Spanish audio medical phrases, NCLEX-style questions, and CE activity.
Table of Contents
Compatibility of drugs combined in a syringe...inside front cover Contributors and consultants How to use Nursing2010 Drug Handbook Guide to abbreviations General Information 1. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions 2. Drug therapy across the lifespan 3. Safe drug administration 4. Drug classifications Anti-infectives 5. Amebicides, antiprotozoals, and anthelmintics 6. Aminoglycosides 7. Antifungals 8. Antimalarials 9. Antiretrovirals 10. Antituberculotics 11. Antivirals 12. Cephalosporins 13. Fluororquinolones 14. Local anti-infectives 15. Macrolide anit-infectives 16. Penicillins 17. Scabicides and pediculicides 18. Sulonamides 19. Tetracyclines 20. Miscellaneous anti-infectives Cardiovascular System Drugs 21. Antianginals 22. Antiarrhythmics 23. Antihypertensives 24. Antilipemics 25. Diuretics 26. Inotropics 27. Vasodilators 28. Vasopressors 29. Miscellaneous cardiovascular drugs Hematologic Drugs 30. Antianemics 31. Anicoagulants 32. Blood derivatives 33. Neutropenic drugs 34. Platelet drugs 35. Thromoblytic enzymes Central Nervous System Drugs 36. Alzheimer disease drug 37. Anticonvulsants 38. Antidepressants 39. Antimigraine 40. Antiparkinsonians 41. Antipsychotics 42. Anxiolytics 43. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs 44. CNS stimulants 45. Non-opioid analgesics and antipyretics 46. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories 47. Opioid analgesics 48. Sedative-hypontics Musculoskeletal Drugs 49. Antigout drugs 50. Antiresorptive drugs 51. Antirheumatics 52. Neuromuscular blockers 53. Parathyroid-like drugs 54. Skeletal muscle relaxants Respiratory Tract Drugs 55. Antihistamines 56. Bronchodilators 57. Miscellaneous respiratory drugs Gastrointestinal Tract Drugs 58. Antacids, adsorbents, and antiflatulents 59. Antidiarrheals 60. Antiemetics 61. Antiulceratives and reflux drugs 62. Irritable bowel syndrome drugs 63. Laxatives 64. Miscellaneous gastrointestinal tract drugs Genitourinary System Drugs 65. Benigh prostatic hyperplasia drugs 66. Erectile dysfunction drugs 67. Incontinence drugs 68. Miscellaneous urinary drugs Hormonal Drugs 69. Androgens and anabolic steroids 70. Estrogens and progestins 71. Fertility drugs 72. Oral antidiabetics 73. Oxytocics 74. Parenteral antidiabetics and glucagon 75. Pituitary hormones 76. Steroidal anti-inflammatories 77. Thyroid hormone antagonists 78. Thyroid hormones 79. Topical anti-inflammatories Antineoplastics 80. Alkylating drugs 81. Antibiotic antineoplastics 82. Antimetabolites