Nursing 2024 Drug Handbook

Provides quick access to current, accurate information on over 3,800 brand-name, generic, and combination drugs. Organized by therapeutic class of drug, entries include alerts, dosage adjustments for specific populations, I.V. administration, off-label indications, adverse reactions, and interactions with rapid-onset interactions highlighted.

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  • Item# WKLN2024
  • Edition: 2024
  • Format: 5" x 8" Hardcover
  • ISBN#: 978-1-97519-857-2
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Best-selling nursing drug handbook for over 40 years!

THE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians…always dependable, and always up to date!

Now in its 44th edition, Nursing 2024 Drug Handbook  delivers the most current nursing-focused information on more than 3,800 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy-to-use A-Z format.

Brand new features added to this nursing drug handbook:

  • NEW! Includes 21 brand-new FDA-approved drugs—tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy “NEW DRUGS” section for easy retrieval 
  • NEW! Thousands of clinical updates—new dosages and indications, FDA boxed warnings, genetic-related information, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information 
  • Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns 
  • Photoguide insert with images of 415 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules 

Plus FREE additional resources available on Lippincott NursingCenter®:

  • Monthly FDA updates and news
    • Newly approved drugs
    • New indications and dosages
    • Drug warnings
    • News abstracts
  • Medication safety information
    • Types of medication errors, including causes and common errors
    • Preventing and reducing medication errors
    • Reporting medication errors
    • Real-life stories of medication errors
Additional features and benefits of this nursing drug handbook:
  • Complete monographs on 690 drugs focusing on key drug information nurses need to know: 
    • Available forms 
    • Indications & dosages (with dosage adjustments for special populations) 
    • Administration (all applicable routes covered) 
    • Mechanism of action 
    • Adverse reactions 
    • Interactions (drug-drug, drug-food, drug-lifestyle) 
    • Effects on lab test results 
    • Contraindications & cautions 
    • Pregnancy-lactation-reproduction concerns 
    • Nursing considerations 
    • Patient Teaching 
  • Prominent logos for clinical alerts, FDA boxed warnings, overdose signs & symptoms, genetic implications, look alike-sound alike drugs
  • Special tabbed section featuring 21 New Drugs 
  • 27 handy appendices covering: 
    • Drug safety and error prevention 
    • Drug lists grouped by therapeutic class and other categories (antidiarrheals, antidotes, biologicals, laxatives, ophthalmics, vaccines, vitamins & minerals, OTCs, combination drugs, less commonly used drugs) 
    • Drug schedules (U.S. and Canada) 
    • Medication decision tree, drug monitoring guidelines 
  • Photoguide insert featuring 415 full-size pill images