- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 1536 pages
- Dimensions: 119.38 x 193.04 x 40.64mm
- Weight: 635.03g
- Publication date: 14 Jun 2011
- Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Quick A-to-Z Access to Current, Accurate Drug Information! "The 2012 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide", the comprehensive nursing drug resource for nurses and nursing students, is now updated with more than 1,200 additions and changes to provide the most accurate drug information available. This comprehensive drug guide incorporates the nursing process to provide extensive medication information, with complete monographs on 700 common drugs-including 15 new drugs-and appendices that summarize key information on 200 less commonly used drugs. Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, this drug resource provides fast access to the information needed to prevent drug errors and administer medications safely and accurately. "The 2012 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide" offers: More than 1,200 new additions, changes, and updates on indications, dosages, and administration; new alerts to MRSA-risk antibiotics; new "Tall Man" lettering to prevent confusion of similarly named drugs; new appendix of drug-related websites, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sites; complete monographs containing generic and trade names, pronunciations, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule, drug classes, therapeutic actions, indications, contraindications and cautions, available forms, dosages, pharmacokinetics, IV facts, adverse effects, interactions, and nursing considerations-including assessment, interventions, teaching points; and, a graphic "alert" symbol for drugs that cannot be crushed, cut, or chewed. It also includes a 32-page full-color photo guide to pills and capsules; icons identifying dangerous drugs and new indications; interactions by drug-drug, drug-food, drug-lab tests, and drug-alternative therapy; an appendix for best practices on disposal of medications; an appendix of patient teaching to prevent medication errors; and an appendix with mini-monographs on over 200 less commonly used drugs. On the companion website-NEW drug information and resources! NCLEX-style review questions; patient-teaching aids and other patient safety resources; tips for special populations; and, reference tools.