It contains over 800 complete drug monographs, organized alphabetically, plus a full-color photo guide to pills and capsules and 25 rapid-reference appendices appropriate for practicing nurses. New appendices give guidelines for disposal of medications and for patient teaching to prevent medication errors.
Includes over 25 approved drugs.
Alphabetical order to get you to the facts you need quickly.
25 rapid-reference appendices appropriate for practicing nurses.
More than 1,200 additions, changes, and updates on indications, dosages, and administration.
"Black box warnings" to help prevent medication errors and to ensure safe drug administration.
More "Warning" logos that highlight potential complications.
Updated NANDA International taxonomy II for nursing diagnoses.
Expanded less commonly used drugs appendix, which includes fertility drugs and monoclonal antibodies.
Expanded alternative and complementary therapies section.
Updated list of drugs that cannot be cut, crushed, or chewed, including brand names.
Updated color photo guide of commonly used drugs to facilitate recognition of drugs being used.
Key patient teaching points.
Interactions with drugs, foods, alternative therapies, and laboratory tests.