2014 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide

2014 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide 9781451186550
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Publication Date: Jun 12, 2013
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781451186550
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A comprehensive annual guide for nursing students and practicing nurses, the 2014 Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide provides quick A-to-Z access to current, vital drug information. This edition includes information on over 1500 drugs and drug combinations. Complete monographs for over 700 common drugs contain generic and trade names, pronunciations, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule (if appropriate), drug classes, therapeutic actions, indications, contraindications and cautions, available forms, dosages, pharmacokinetics, IV facts (if appropriate), adverse effects, interactions, and  a nursing considerations  section based on nursing process steps including assessment, interventions,  and teaching points. The book also includes a 32-page full-color photo guide to pills and capsules for easy reference and multiple additional appendices that summarize key clinical information. The electronic ancillary contains 200 drug monographs and patient-teaching aids.    

This is the only drug book to include a "DO NOT CRUSH" logo so nurses can quickly identify medications that should not be crushed -- a key patient safety feature. A Web Toolkit provides convenient features including FDA warnings, new drug and herb updates, medication administration and safety videos, dosage calculator, patient teaching handouts, pharmacology animations, English-Spanish audio medical and medication administration terms and phrases, audio generic drug pronunciations, medication administration procedures, NCLEX-style questions that comply with the new 2013 NCLEX test plan, mechanisms of action of selected drug classes, and a list of foods that contain tyramine. There is also a free CE test plus additional CE discounts, and various handy charts and information, such as controlled substance schedules, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more.


  • ·        NEW! Expanded Appendix on Drugs Commonly Ordered to Treat Specific Disorders

    ·        NEW! Improved prominence of "Black Box" warning

    ·        Monographs on all newly approved FDA drugs

    ·        "Warning" logo alerts readers to antibiotics associated with a high occurence of drug-resistant diseases.

    ·        20 appendices help ensure safe drug administration and therapeutic results.

    ·        32-page color photo guide shows hundreds of tablets and capsules.

    ·        Appendix identifies drug related websites including the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) site and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) site.

    ·        Black box warnings help prevent medication errors.

    ·        Chapter on safe medication administration

    ·        Easy A-to-Z organization by generic drug name gives students and practicing nurses quick access to specific drugs.

    ·        Eye-catching logos and graphics draw attention to new indications, dangerous drugs, I.V. facts, clinical alerts, and other warnings

    ·        Interactions by drug-drug, drug-food, drug-lab tests, drug-alternative therapy are clearly identified.

    ·        More than 1,200 updates to existing drugs 

    ·        Need-to-know patient teaching points and other clinical concerns are highlighted.

    ·        NursingDrugGuide.com includes monographs and patient teaching handouts for 200 commonly used drugs, continuing education tests, the latest FDA drug warnings and more.

    ·        Safety Net Logo highlights key information that will ensure nurses administer drugs safely.

    ·        Tall man lettering

    ·        The Web Toolkit contains 23 additional tools including a drug calculator to ensure drugs are administered safely.

About the Author(s)

  • Amy M Karch RN, MS
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY


  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9781451186550
  • Trim Size: 5 x 8
  • Pages: 1512
  • Pub Date: Jun 12, 2013
  • Weight: 2.0

Table of contents

Nursing process guidelines
Patient safety and medication administration
Pharmacologic classes
Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name
Appendix A:  Alternative and complementary therapies
Appendix B:  Important dietary guidelines for patient teaching
Appendix C:  Drugs that interact with grapefruit juice
Appendix D:  Intramuscular and subcutaneous routes of administration
Appendix E:  Calculating pediatric dosages
Appendix F:  Federal drug classifications
·         FDA pregnancy categories
·         DEA schedules of controlled substances
Appendix G:  Cardiovascular guidelines
Appendix H:  Normal laboratory values
Appendix I:  Canadian drug information
·         Narcotics, controlled drugs, benzodiazepines, and other targeted substances
·         Adverse reaction reporting: Pharmaceuticals, biologics, natural health products, radiopharmaceuticals
·         Canada Vigilance Regional Offices
Appendix J:  Commonly used Canadian drugs
Appendix K:  Topical drugs
Appendix L:  Ophthalmic drugs
Appendix M:  Laxatives
Appendix N:  Combination products by therapeutic class
Appendix O:  Frequently used combination products by trade name
Appendix P:  Hormonal contraceptives
Appendix Q:  Commonly used biologicals
Appendix R:  Less commonly used drugs
Appendix S:  Drugs commonly used to treat specific disorders 
Appendix T: Quick guide to reputable Internet sites
Quick-access full-color photo guide to pills and capsules