Comprehensive drug monographs contain the latest information on:
Rx or OTC designations generic namespronunciations U.S. and Canadian trade names functional and chemical classification controlled-substance schedule do-not-confuse drugs actions, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes available forms side effects contraindications precautions pharmacokinetics interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test) nursing considerations treatment of overdose
Nursing Process steps used as the framework for organizing all information.Alphabetical listing of drug monographs by generic drug name.
Emphasis on safety and safe drug administration.
Black Box Warningsalert to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.Safety Alert icons call out the most critical interactions and side-effects that nurses must watch for.IV drug information, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system for easy identification.
Generic namesRx or OTC designationsPronunciationsU.S. and Canadian trade namesFunctional and chemical classificationsPregnancy categoryControlled-substance scheduleDo-not-confuse drugsActionsTherapeutic outcomesUsesUnlabeled usesDosages and routesAvailable formsAdverse effectsContraindicationsPrecautionsPharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamicsDrug/herb, drug/food, and lab test interactionsNursing considerationsTreatment of overdose
Concise, practice-oriented nursing considerationsinclude assessment, implementation, patient/family education, and evaluation.IV drug information is highlighted in one easy-to-find place, under the Implementation heading, and includes special considerations, Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.High alerts drugs are identified by those that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.Canadian brand names are designated by a maple leaf icon.Nursing alert icons identify considerations that require special attention.Common and life-threatening side effects are highlighted for easy identification.Do Not Confuse headings help you avoid administering the wrong drugs.Tall Man lettering is applied to easily confused drug names, as recommended by the FDA.Therapeutic Outcome headings in monographs encourage critical thinking and provide a focus for the plan of care.Extensive interactions information including lab test interferences is included.Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.Safe Medication Administration Guide in the back of the book includes a nomogram for calculation of body surface area.Drug Categories section features nursing diagnoses, generic drugs, and highlighted key drugs in each category.13 illustrations and an atlas of medication administration show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes.Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in chart form offer easy access to information.
2014 Update includes 23 recently approved drugs.
Full-color cartoons and color-highlighted monographs provide a visually engaging way to learn.
Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most difficult concepts.
Thick pages and spiral-bound format create the perfect portable tool that is durable enough for the clinical environment.
Colored thumb tabs at the bottom of the page allow you to quickly reference material.
What You Need to Know sections on the back of each image give you more information about each illustrated topic in a quick and easy-to-review format.
Colored highlights in the What You Need to Know sections draw your attention to key information:
Serious/Life-Threatening Implications are highlighted in pink
Most Frequent Side Effects are blue
Important Nursing Implications are yellow
Patient Teaching information is greenNEW coverage throughout highlights contemporary and timely topics on pharmacology all in one clinical tool.
8 brand new cards focus on administration by inhalation, lovenox, fentanyl, and more. New mobile device version enables you to study on the go.
This pocket-sized review for prospective nurses gives you the focused, key information you need to know about medications commonly seen on the test. Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Drug Guide includes:
Generic names, brand names, phonetic pronunciations, and drug families for 300 frequently tested medicationsConcise nursing considerations and must-know side effects for each medicationNEW! Expert guidance for studying drugs effectivelyPregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule for every drugCommon medical abbreviations you'll use on the jobAbbreviations to avoid when recording medication orders
Terms are grouped by medication category, and each page features two terms with the complete explanations. With Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Drug Guide, you know you are getting the most up-to-date, expert information available to prepare for the exam!
UNIQUE! Thorough coverage of more than 350 IV drugsoffers more than any other comparable handbook.
UNIQUE! Layoutin the print version keeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread, ensuring that the health care worker does not contaminate hands by having to turn a page.
Consistent, easy-to-use formatprovides all the essential clinical information on IV drug administration.
Alphabetical listing of IV drugsis organized by generic name for quick clinical reference.
Updated IV drug dilution and dosage information— in a convenient chart form within monographs where appropriate —helps you quickly locate essential information.
Special sections highlight dose variances for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients. Identifying icons (such as Black Box Warnings) and design features also make it easy to locate key informationNEW! Larger page size of the print version reduces the thickness of the book and makes content easier to navigate.NEW! Printed thumb tabs added to the print version assist in locating information quickly.
A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice.
UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends.
Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information.
Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information.
Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant.
Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care.
Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies. Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge.
The authors offer a basic introduction to pharmacological concepts, embedded in specific conditions, through case studies and self-assessment questions. By utilising a case study approach, they enable the reader to link pharmacological concepts with clinical practice.
Many of the conditions presented will be seen across all healthcare settings. In addition, the comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations will enable students to understand some of the more technical terms used in the British National Formulary (BNF) and other prescribing sources.
Reading this book, and carrying out the numerous self-assessment activities, will give the reader an appreciation of the value of having a sound pharmacological knowledge base in order to deliver safe practice, effective prescribing and improved patient care.
How the body affects drugs
How drugs affect the body
Types of adverse drug reactions and interactions
Understanding and using the British National Formulary
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Incontinence in adults
Mental health problems
Complex health needs and polypharmacy
The challenges of non-medical prescribing
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Get the essential pharmacology information you needfrom one authoritative source with an outstanding global reputation for excellence.
Progress confidently through all relevant aspects of pharmacology,beginning with a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions through clinical uses of key groups of drugs.
Find important content quicklythanks to a color-coded layout that enables easy navigation and cross-referencing.
Master difficult conceptswith Key Points boxes, Clinical Uses boxes, and full-color illustrations throughout. Stay up to date with new information in the field, including an all-new chapter on drugs that affect the skin.
Take advantage of new and unique features online,including 500+ chapter-specific multiple choice questions for immediate self-assessment.
eBook version included!For the first time, you can access the entire book online or offline across all devices with the Student Consult eBook!
Coverage of math review and medication administration includes three chapters on math review and drug dosage calculation, to promote safe drug administration.
Unique! 30 must-know drugs -- those most commonly prescribed -- are highlighted with icons and listed inside the cover for quick reference.
Readability and clarity is attained through the use of a simplified vocabulary and shorter sentencesmake the content easier than ever to learn.
Vivid, full-color design includes 200 drawings and photographs.
Do Not Confuse drug list is is located on the inside cover for quick reference, helping you avoid drug errors with common look-alike or sound-alike drug names.
Consistent chapter format covers each drug class with Action, Uses, Adverse Reactions, Drug and Food Interactions, and Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching sections.
Application of the nursing process to each drug class includes Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Patient and Family Teaching.
Key content is highlighted, as in all of Elsevier's LPN Threads textbooks, with features such as Clinical Goldmines, Clinical Pitfalls, Memory Joggers, Lifespan Considerations, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes.
Case studies in all drug chapters offer practice in applying information to realistic clinical situations and help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN Examination.
Drug Calculation Review questions reinforce your drug calculation and math skills in the context of clinical practice.
Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter promote higher-level thinking skills while reinforcing key concepts.
Canadian drug icons identify trade-name drugs available only in Canada.
Glossary includes all of the book's key terms plus additional terminology that will be helpful in clinical practice, with audio pronunciations on the Evolve companion website.
View anatomy from a clinical perspectivewith hundreds of exquisite, hand-painted illustrations created by pre-eminent medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD.
Join the globalcommunity of medical and healthcare students and professionals who rely on Netter to optimize learning and clarify even the most difficult aspects of human anatomy. Comprehensive labeling uses the international anatomic standard terminology, Terminologia Anatomica, and every aspect of the Atlas is reviewed and overseen by clinical anatomy and anatomy education experts.
Netter’s Anatomy Atlas is also available as an appfor iPad®.Explore additional unique perspectives of difficult-to-visualize anatomy through all-new paintings by Dr. Carlos Machado, including breast lymph drainage; the pterygopalantine fossa; the middle ear; the path of the internal carotid artery; and the posterior knee, plus additional new plates on arteries of the limbs and new radiologic images.Master challenging structures with visual region-by-region coverage -- including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each Section.
NEW! Updated and added coveragekeeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.
reference to key US FDA Guides and regulations via your electronic reader. An
excellent way to access the reference documents on your e-reader. No need to
carry paper books and you can search for key terms.
In this issue you will find:
E6 Good Clinical Practice
Guidance for Industry Part 11, Electronic
Records; Electronic Signatures — Scope and Application
CFR 21-- General Part 11, Electronic Records;
21 CFR PART 50 Protection Of Human Subjects
21 CFR Part 54 Financial Disclosure By Clinical
21 CFR PART 56 Institutional Review Boards
Title 21 PART 312 Investigational New Drug
ICH E2A Clinical Safety Data Management:
Definitions and Standards for Expedited Reporting
ICH E8 General Considerations For Clinical
Practice testswith answer keys for each topic — located in the appendices for quick access — help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you’re likely to encounter on the actual exam.
HESI Hintsboxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content.A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding.Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you’re studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections.Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study.A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.
Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future ofevidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and to moreeffectively meeting the need of patients. In an era of increasingelectronic patient health records, standardized nursingterminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means ofcollecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within andacross healthcare organizations and provide essential data forcost/benefit analysis and clinical audit.
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is thedefinitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved byNANDA-I. Each nursing diagnosis undergoes a rigorous assessmentprocess by NANDA-I's Diagnosis Development Committee, withstringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlyinglevel of evidence.
Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, adefinition, defining characteristics, risk factors and/or relatedfactors. Many diagnoses are further qualified by terms such as riskfor, effective, ineffective, impaired, imbalanced, self-caredeficit, readiness for, disturbed, decreased, etc.
The 2012-2014 edition is arranged by concept according toTaxonomy II domains, i.e. Health promotion, Nutrition, Eliminationand exchange, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-perception,Role relationships, Sexuality, Coping/ Stress tolerance, Lifeprinciples, Safety/protection, Comfort, and Growth/development.
The 2012-2014 edition contains revised chapters on NANDA-Itaxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into NANDA & NNNtaxonomies, diagnostic reasoning & conceptual clarity, andsubmission of new/revised diagnoses. New chapters are provided onthe use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice,electronic health records, nursing & health careadministration, and research . A companion website hosts relatedresources.
Key features2012-2014 edition arranged by diagnostic conceptsCore references and level of evidence for each diagnosisNew chapters on appropriate use of nursing diagnoses inclinical practice, education, administration and electronic healthrecord16 new diagnoses11 revised diagnosesAimed at students, educators, clinicians, nurse administratorsand informaticiansCompanion website available, including a video on assessment,clinical reasoning and diagnosis
"..certainly a great resource for use in any healthcare setting." Reviewed by Anne Duell on behalf of Nursing Times, September 2015UNIQUE! Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX Examination (17–23% of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Exam).UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.Answer key at the back of the book offers a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment.Introduction chapter by delegation expert Ruth Hansten provides guidelines for prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment decisions as well as a concise, practical foundation on which Parts 2 and 3 build.Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios give you practice in applying the principles from Part 1 with straightforward NCLEX-style multiple-choice, multiple-select, ordering, and short-answer questions to help you develop and build confidence in prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills while working within the confines of relatively simple health scenarios.Part 3: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Complex Health Scenarios utilizes unfolding cases that build on the skills learned in Part 2 to equip you to make sound decisions in realistic, complex health scenarios involving complicated health problems and/or challenging patient assignment decisions and help you learn to "think like nurses" by developing what Benner (2010) calls "clinical imagination."
Unique three-part organization that (1) equips you with foundational skills to make sound decisions, then helps you apply those skills (2) in straightforward scenarios and (3) then in complex health scenarios
In-depth Answer Key at the back of the book that provides not only the correct answer but also a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question, whether prioritization, delegation, supervision, or patient assignment.Expanded content focus to include psychiatric/mental health, OB/maternity, and pediatrics along with med-surg areas
New chapters on infection control and obstetrics and maternity
Greater emphasis on questions involving core body systems and related health problems, such as diabetes and cancer, to best prepare you for the conditions you are most likely to encounter on the NCLEX Examination and in clinical practice
Four new unfolding cases addressing long-term care, pediatrics, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and OB/maternity
Additional emphasis on medication safety equips you to take appropriate actions to prevent or remediate medication errors
Multiple-select questions revised to include at least 5 response choices each, keeping you up to date with the full range of NCLEX Examination item formats
"This is an excellent resource that is essential for all primary care providers." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
"[P]ractitioners who oversee the treatmentof chronic pain in the adult population will likely find thisnew reference an invaluable addition to their bookshelf."--Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
"This book is highly recommended; it will be an indispensable addition to the professional library of every nurse practitioner who manages patients with chronic, persistent pain."
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Presented in a clear, systematic format, this clinically oriented book provides nurses and physicians with quick access to much-needed pain management guidelines. With a unique focus on treatment options for patients with chronic persistent pain, this guide provides critical guidance on managing difficult conditions such as fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.
The text expertly assists practitioners in assessing pain in a variety of patient populations and provides professional insight on selecting patient-appropriate medications and interventions to achieve optimal pain management for adult patients.Key Features:
Contains the newest guidelines on how to use a combination of pain screening tools to accurately assess the nature, intensity, and occurrence of patient painProvides information on new medications and combinations of medications to use for chronic painPresents essential information on safe prescribing and screening tools such as the Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) and screening tools for aberrant behaviorsProvides strategies for utilizing nontraditional treatment options such as acupuncture, energy therapies, and psychological and coping strategies
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They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff.
And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.”
Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book.
From the Hardcover edition.
Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams.
Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam.
Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms.
Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting.
Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients.Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam.
New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart.
An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.
24 new or revised cartoons cover contemporary and timely pathophysiology topics, including these new cards:HIV in Children and InfantsUpper and Lower Respiratory Tract -- Breathing vs. Gas ExchangePneumoniaRh FactorInsulin -- What Does It Do?Erectile DysfunctionBenign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) The image collection, now part of the Evolve Instructor Resources, allows instructors access to the complete set of 96 full-color illustrations from Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards with qualified adoption.
Provides comprehensive coverage of more than 700 diagnostic and laboratory tests routinely performed today.
UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections explain pathophysiology and how test results may indicate certain disease processes.
Color-coded thumb-tabs, alphabetically organized chapters, and two appendixes that list all tests — one in alphabetical order and the other organized by body system — make every test easy to find.
Critical Values alert you to situations requiring immediate intervention.
UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom.
UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize information that must be kept in mind when preparing a patient for testing, performing a test, and evaluating results.
UNIQUE! An icon for drug-related Interfering Factors alerts you to the effects of pharmacologic agents on tests.
A patient teaching icon indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families.
Home Care Responsibilities boxes provide important patient teaching guidelines and instructions for patients outside the acute care setting.
UNIQUE! Age-Related Concerns boxes address the special needs of pediatric and geriatric patients and critical age-related variations in values.
SI units are included in the Normal Findings section of appropriate tests.
Convenient lists of disease and organ panels, test abbreviations, and tests by body system offer quick access to frequently referenced information. A comprehensive index includes the names of all tests and their synonyms, as well as other relevant terms found within test entries for quick access in the clinical setting.Completely updated content with 30 new tests, including ductoscopy, thyroglobulin, lactoferrin, and human papillomavirus. New full-color photographs and enhanced illustrations clarify key concepts and demonstrate testing techniques.