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A favorite among nursing students, Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition, features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to help you gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts. Compelling features such as a drug prototype approach, use of large and small print to distinguish need-to-know versus nice-to-know content, and a focus on major nursing implications save you study time by directing your attention on the most important, need-to-know information. The new edition also features an abundance of content updates to keep you ahead of the curve in school and in professional practice.

  • UNIQUE! Engaging writing style with clear explanations makes content easy to grasp and even enjoyable to learn.
  • A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice.
  • UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends.
  • Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information.
  • Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information.
  • Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant.
  • Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care.
  • Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies.
  • Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge.
  • Updated drug content and related nursing content reflect the very latest FDA drug approvals, withdrawals, and evidence-based therapeutic uses.
  • Expanded and updated content on medication safety prepares you to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safe medication administration in the clinical setting.
  • Expanded coverage of pharmacogenomics introduces you to the many different genetic factors that influence drug therapy.
  • New information on electronic prescribing primes you for nursing practice in the 21st century, as electronic prescribing systems become more common in the clinical setting.
  • Updated coverage of evidence-based clinical treatment guidelines, particularly those for cholesterol and diabetes management, promotes evidence-based practice in nursing pharmacology.
  • New chapter (Chapter 39) on nicotine and tobacco abuse highlights our growing understanding of the unique addictive properties of nicotine and the nursing considerations for helping patients improve their health through smoking cessation.
  • Canadian drug names are now included and highlighted with a maple leaf icon to familiarize U.S readers with other trade names they may see and to make the book more useful for Canadian students.

I. INTRODUCTION

1. Orientation to Pharmacology

2. Application of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

3. Drug Regulation, Development, Names, and Information

II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

4. Pharmacokinetics

5. Pharmacodynamics

6. Drug Interactions

The Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of prescribing for nurses, as well as other non-medical prescribers. Using information from the authors' years of experience as nurse practitioners and teachers, this practical handbook is packed with a wealth of recommendations, guidance and support. Previously published as the Oxford Handbook of Nurse Prescribing, this essential title has been completely revised and updated for the second edition. Containing the practical principles nurses and other non-medical prescribers need to practice safely, effectively and cost-consciously whatever the situation, it provides evidence-based advice on a wide selection of subjects to give a complete picture of the role of the prescriber. The topics covered range from basic pharmacology, to the legal aspects and processes of prescribing practice, as well as prescribing for specific conditions and special groups, such as the older person and the very young. This new edition features the most recent legislation and changes to prescribing standards, giving nurses and non-medical prescribers access to the most up-to-date information to inform their practice. There is also additional content on complementary and alternative medicine, and guidelines on prescribing for cosmetic effect. Written by practising nurses and checked by subject experts and pharmacologists, the Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, second edition continues to be an essential companion for all nurse prescribers. It is ideal for students taking prescribing courses as a detailed and practical guide to practice as it covers all the competency areas through to established practitioners who would like a handy reference to dip into when needed, as well as for other non-medical prescribers.

Put the latest edition of today’s most trusted drug reference guide in your nursing students’ hands with DELMAR NURSE’S DRUG HANDBOOK 2012 EDITION. This essential resource clearly describes the most important information for over 770 of the latest and most common FDA-approved drugs. Each entry provides a wealth of information concerning drug action, pharmacokinetics, dosage, interactions, and contraindications. Clear guidelines are also provided for administration of drugs, communication with clients, and nursing considerations. This edition offers even more convenience with an iPhone/iPod touch Application that places the complete drug guide at your fingertips with enhanced search options.
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This ninth edition of Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs e-book continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. All content in this must have nursing drug handbook, is tailored for nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand. User-friendly and fully up-to-date, this indispensible nursing e-book delivers safe drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Each therapeutic drug class features a detailed description, followed by an A-Z of drugs within that class. Important Nursing points and cautions throughout this edition highlight best practice in drug administration. Patient teaching and advice has been included to emphasise an essential part of care within a multidisciplinary team. This e-book edition also features icons that indicate drug cautions during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and another that indicates drug-specific restrictions in sport. A bestselling Elsevier textbook, Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs has been the premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983.

Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition will also be available for separate purchase as an app (iOS and android) and provides an easy reference, searchable version of the text in mobile format for students and practitioners to carry with them during clinical practice. Also, available for separate purchase to be used alongside the Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs app will be the Tiziani Drug Calculations app. When both apps are purchased the user will be able to share function, content and data between the two applications. This link will provide cross reference from the text to case studies and drug calculation MCQ’s, placing the pharmacology in a clinical context.

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9e app and the Tiziani Drug Calculations app will be available for purchase in December 2013.

  • Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system
  • Both trade names and generic drug names provided
  • Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs
  • Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care
  • New focus on Patient teaching and advice.
  • All existing drugs reviewed and updated.
  • All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines.
  • Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon.
  • Cautions for sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon.

Use the #1 IV drug handbook to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs! Gahart’s Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals has been trusted for more than 40 years for its accuracy, quick-reference format, and comprehensive coverage. Whether you prefer the portable print book or the eBook, each drug monograph includes the drug’s generic name, trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses, contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidote. Compiled by nurse consultant Betty Gahart and pharmacist Adrienne Nazareno, this resource contains all of the information you need for the safe administration of IV drugs - nothing more than is needed, and nothing less.

  • UNIQUE! Published annually to ensure that you have essential information on the most recently approved IV drugs, as well as updated information on existing drugs.
  • UNIQUE! Over 400 IV drug monographs provide coverage of more drugs than any comparable handbook.
  • UNIQUE! Time-tested, easy-to-use page layout keeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page.
  • UPDATED! Drug side effects are reorganized according to frequency, seriousness, and other important considerations.
  • Black Box Warnings and highlighting of key content make locating key information fast and easy.
  • Dilution and dosage charts within monographs provide quick access to essential clinical information.
  • Age-specific dosage variances are highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients.
  • Spiral binding makes the book convenient to use in the clinical setting.
  • Alphabetical format organizes all drug monographs by generic name, allowing you to find any drug in seconds.
  • More than 100 lesser-used IV drugs may be accessed on the Evolve website.
  • NEW! 9-11 new drug monographs provide you with current, clinically relevant drug information for new IV drugs recently approved by the FDA.
  • NEW! Updated drug monographs reflect the latest changes in IV drug therapy.
  • NEW! Do Not Confuse With information is added at the top of each applicable monograph to enhance medication safety, and the Evolve companion website includes a link to the ISMP list of Do Not Confuse drug names.
  • NEW! Thumb tabs on left-hand pages are added to the standard right-hand thumb tabs, making it easy to look up drug monographs from either side.

Choose the drug handbook trusted for nearly 30 years! The newest edition of a series that has been trusted by nurses for nearly 30 years, Mosby’s 2016 Nursing Drug Reference makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled - including 20 new entries for drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, highlighting of common and life-threatening side effects, and Safety Alert icons for situations requiring special attention. From nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, this perennial bestseller proves there is a difference in drug guides.

  • More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals.
  • Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.
  • Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions.
  • Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments.
  • Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects.
  • A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, a full-color pill atlas, drug dosage calculators, herbal products, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more.
  • Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
  • Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion.
  • Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.
  • Full-color design highlights important information, and an alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access.
  • Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.
  • 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on newly released drugs.