Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

Language: English

Pages: 1488

ISBN: 0803657056

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Fifteenth Edition delivers all of the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.




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  • 5,000-drug database and appendices
  • Cross-referencing of drugs
  • FDA drug news



  • Red tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage
  • Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects
  • NEW! REP heading for use of drugs in males and females of reproductive age
  • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions
  • Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions
  • IV administration subheads
  • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon
  • Pharmacogenomic content and icon
  • Canadian-specific content 
  • Much more!


Online at DavisPlus (Redeem the Plus Code on the inside front cover of a new, printed text to access your DavisPlus resources.)

  • Audio library for 1,200+ drug names
  • Three tutorials, each with a self-test
  • Calculators for body mass index (BMI), metric conversions, IV drip rates, dosage/kg, and Fahrenheit/Celsius
  • Interactive case studies, brief, real-life scenarios that are followed by a series of question
  • Med-Deck-style cards
  • Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications
  • Animations demonstrating the administration and absorption of oral drugs
  • Schematic brain illustrations depicting the impact of certain DSM disorders and the effect of psychotropic medications on patients 


Reviews for Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 14th Edition:

I'm a BSN student, and this book has been an excellent resource.  When my instructors ask me questions about medications, I know I will be able to answer any questions they have with this book... This was the book my toughest clinical instructor recommended to me, and my classmates who have other drug manuals wish they had this one.”

– Honor F., Nursing Student

As a student nurse, I spend more time with this book than I do with my family. Easy to read, good layout, informative, to the point. It was required by my program and I have found it to be a wonderful resource.”

– Jen S., Nursing Student

I am able to write nursing plans, understand disease process, and proper administration of drugs all because of this one book.

– Kia S.

Simply put, the best drug guide out there.

– Amazon Reviewer

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dose. Advise patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and to consult with health care professional before taking other medications, especially St. John’s wort. Instruct patient to notify health care professional of medication regimen before treatment or surgery. Advise patient to notify health care professional if signs and symptoms of thyroid dysfunction occur. Caution female patients to avoid breastfeeding during therapy.

Protein Binding: Benazepril—95%, Fosinopril—99.4%, Moexipril—90%, Quinapril—97%. Metabolism and Excretion: Benazepril— Converted by the liver to benazeprilat, the active metabolite. 20% excreted by kidneys; 11– 12% nonrenal (biliary elimination). Captopril— 50% metabolized by the liver to inactive compounds, 50% excreted unchanged by the kidneys. Enalapril, enalaprilat— Enalapril is converted by the liver to enalaprilat, the active metabolite; primarily eliminated by the kidneys. Fosinopril—

Omeprazole decreases metabolism of phenytoin, diazepam, and warfarin. All agents that increase gastric pH will decrease the absorption of ketoconazole. NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment ● ● ● ● ● ● Assess patient routinely for epigastric or abdominal pain and frank or occult blood in the stool, emesis, or gastric aspirate. Antacids: Assess for heartburn and indigestion as well as the location, duration, character, and precipitating factors of gastric pain. Histamine H2 Antagonists: Assess

effect on cerebral blood vessels. Contraindications Hypersensitivity. Contraindicated in bradycardia, 2nd- or 3rd-degree heart block, or uncompensated CHF (verapamil). Precautions Safety in pregnancy and lactation not established. Use cautiously in patients with liver disease or uncontrolled arrhythmias. Interactions Additive myocardial depression with beta blockers and disopyramide (diltiazem and verapamil). Effectiveness may be decreased by phenobarbital or phenytoin and increased by

hr after IV infusion, to prevent crystalluria. ● Observe infusion site for phlebitis. Rotate infusion site to prevent phlebitis. ● Do not administer acyclovir injectable topically, IM, subcut, PO, or in the eye. ● Intermittent Infusion: Reconstitute 500-mg or 1-g vial with 10 mL or 20 mL, respectively, of sterile water for injection. Do not reconstitute with bacteriostatic water with benzyl alcohol or parabens. Shake well to dissolve completely. Diluent: Dilute in at least 100 mL of D5W, 0.9%

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