McGraw-Hill Nurses Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition (McGraw-Hill's Nurses Drug Handbook)

McGraw-Hill Nurses Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition (McGraw-Hill's Nurses Drug Handbook)

Language: English

Pages: 1536

ISBN: 0071799427

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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The drug guide nurses count on to safely administer more than 4,000 drugs

McGraw-Hill Nurse’s Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition provides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence base needed to administer more than 3,000 brandname and 1,000 generic drugs--along with important administration and monitoring instructions. The drug monographs are designed for easy understanding and quick access to essential facts.

For the safest, most effective drug administration possible, you'll find:

  • Full monographs on 1,000+ drugs, including 29 new ones
  • NEW FDA black box warnings and adverse drug reactions
  • Special icons pointing out hazardous and high-alert drugs
  • Expanded 36-page safe drug administation insert
  • Guidance on drug interactions including foods, herbals, and behavior
  • NEW safety insert on sanctioned guidelines for timely administration of scheduled drugs and new appendix on current drug shortages

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Methamphetamine (Drugs: the Straight Facts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

management. ● Stress importance of testing urine and blood glucose regularly. ● Teach patient about signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia. Tell him that although this drug doesn’t cause hypoglycemia when used alone, hypoglycemic symptoms may arise if he takes it with other hypoglycemics. ● Urge patient to keep oral glucose on hand to correct mild hypoglycemia; inform him that sugar in candy won’t correct hypoglycemia. Hazardous drug High-alert drug acetaminophen ● Inform patient that GI symptoms

has abnormal liver function tests during therapy, monitor for evidence of worsening hepatic function and weigh risks and benefits of continuing therapy. ● Monitor for rash, urticaria, flushing, dyspnea, and hypotension. (However, these are rare when drug is administered slowly.) Patient teaching 2Instruct patient to report rash, itching, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness, or yellowing of skin or eyes. ● Advise patient to report troublesome side effects such as GI upset. ● As

Children: 1,000 international units/kg I.V. daily for 10 successive days, with asparaginase initiated on day 22 of regimen, or 6,000 international units/m2 I.M. on days 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, and 28 ➣ Sole agent used to induce remission of acute lymphocytic leukemia Adults and children: 200 international units/kg I.V. daily for 28 days ➣ Drug desensitization regimen Adults and children: Initially, 1 international unit I.V. Then double the dosage q 10 minutes until total planned daily

inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion S.L. sublingual 2S.Q. subcutaneous SSRI selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor T3 triiodothyronine T4 thyroxine TCA tricyclic antidepressant t.i.d. three times daily 2T.I.W. three times a week tRNA transfer ribonucleic acid tsp teaspoon 2U unit USP United States Pharmacopeia VMA vanillylmandelic acid WBC white blood cell McGraw-Hill NURSE’S DRUG Handbook Notice Medicine is an ever-changing science. As new research and clinical experience broaden

sensitivity results. Reactions in bold are life-threatening. 2Clinical alert a 132 aztreonam, aztreonam lysine 1Indications and dosages ➣ Cystic fibrosis in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa Adults and children age 7 and older: 75 mg t.i.d. at least 4 hours apart for 28-day course, followed by 28 days off ➣ Infections caused by susceptible gram-negative organisms Adults: For urinary tract infections, 500 mg or 1 g I.M. or I.V. q 8 or 12 hours; for moderately severe systemic

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