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    Find complete monographs for more than 900 generic and nearly
    3,000 trade drugs—including essential details on 31
    NEW drugs—with important nursing considerations for each and
    every one in the 34th edition of the Nursing2014 Drug Handbook.

    The best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses features
    consistently formatted entries for ease of use that focus on the
    practical information that 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.

    You can also count on Nursing2014 Drug Handbook to tell you
    unapproved, off-label drug uses so you’ll always know why a drug
    is prescribed. And, this year, be a more confident nurse with
    fingertip access to …
    • 31 NEW FDA-approved drugs
    • NEW complete monographs on combination drugs
    • NEW! 31 new patient-teaching handouts added to the WebToolkit
    • NEW! safety information: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation
    Strategies (REMS)
    • NEW! Indication & Dosage Appendices--Antidotes; Biologics and
    blood derivatives
    • Updated therapeutic and pharmacologic class categories

    With the safeguards you’ll find only in the Nursing2014 Drug
    Handbook, it’s easier than ever to stay current on the 3,209
    latest changes to drug information and to avoid even the most
    common medication errors:
    • Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special
    • Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes
    • Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than
    in any previous edition!
    • Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that
    occur with 1% & greater frequency, with special emphasis on
    life-threatening adverse reactions
    • Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and
    drug therapy across the lifespan
    • Combination drug section
    • Elder care medication tips and pediatric drug-error information
    in appendices
    • Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages
    • FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs
    • Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests,
    Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
    • Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix provides essential
    information, including indications and dosages for very
    infrequently used drugs
    • Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriate
    • Robust Web Toolkit with hundreds of tools and resources,
    including monthly drug updates, warnings, and news capsules
    • Safe Drug Administration chapter focuses on the most current
    guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety
    issues, such as REMS
    • Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs, I.V. drug
    incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions,
    and much more.