This handy, affordable A-to-Z guide fits into a pocket and contains the essential point-of-care information on every drug a nurse will ever give. Quick-reference entries on over 1,000 generic drugs cover drug names, indications and dosages, dosage adjustments for specific populations, contraindications and cautions, interactions, adverse effects, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. Coverage includes newly FDA-approved drugs and indications. Adverse effects are classified five ways--common, uncommon, life-threatening, common and life-threatening, and by body system. Interactions are subdivided into drug-drug, drug-herb, drug-food, and drug-lifestyle. Icons identify critical alerts.
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