Updated in a new edition for 2011-2012, this Intravenous drug guide provides safe, effective, current,and accurate I.V. drug information in a quickly accessible format. Comprehensive and complete, it details all intravenous medications with preparation and administration so complete - no other IV resource is necessary. All drugs are listed alphabetically by generic names for quick referral, with an index that includes both generic and trade names. Some additional features include:Critical dosage, preparation, and administration adjustments by relevant clinical indication, weight, and age, including clear and easy-to-read dosing tables where applicable Comprehensive incompatibilities for solution, additive and Y-site preparations Clear and easy-to-read dosing tables for chemotherapeutic drugs according to National Cancer Institute toxicity scales National Institute of Health recommendations for handling cytotoxic drugs FDA pregnancy categories Clinically relevant adverse effects, contraindications, and cautions Important assessment guidelines and monitoring parameters Comprehensive patient and family teaching guidelines Clear, precise nursing implications for assessment and monitoring patients Unique glossary of key terms, clinical conditions, and associated signs and symptoms
This is a perefect resource for practicing nurses!