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2013 Delmar Nurse’s Drug Handbook 22nd Edition

George R. Spratto, Adrienne L. Woods

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2012, 2011, 2010
  • 2208 Pages


For over 20 years nursing students have relied on the Delmar Nurse’s Drug Handbook™ for trusrtworthy and accurate drug information to care for their patients.. The 2013 EDITION DELMAR NURSE’S DRUG HANDBOOK™ clearly describes the uses, side effects, contraindications, actions, and dosages for more than 770 FDA-approved drugs. Each entry also provides important nursing implications and client teaching information for effective drug administration and improved patient communication. Content is even more accessible with an optional iPhone®/iPod® Touch application that puts the entire drug guide and enhanced search options at your students’ fingertips.

George R. Spratto, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

George Spratto is a former Dean and Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University. He uses his pharmacology expertise required to effectively edit monographs, research market changes, and prioritize drug inclusion for The 2013 EDITION DELMAR NURSE'S DRUG HANDBOOK™.

Adrienne L. Woods, University of Delaware College of Nursing

Adrienne L. Woods worked in nursing for more than 35 years with the last 15 as a Nurse Practitioner. Her experience includes psychiatry; acute medical and surgical floors; medical, surgical, and coronary I.C.U.; and E.R. settings. She has also been nurse manager of an I.C.U. and a nursing supervisor of the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. Currently a clinical instructor and adjunct faculty member in the College of Nursing at the University of Delaware, she also works as a private consultant and with a professional union. Ms. Woods serves on a post-deployment team caring for Iraqi war veterans and polytrauma patients. In addition to various certifications, she was Awarded Delaware Nurse Practitioner Advocate by A.A.N.P. in 2009. Ms. Woods is a member of A.N.A., Sigma Theta Tau, A.A.N.P., and D.C.N.P.
  • Updated Drug Database: Includes 20 new drugs recently approved by the FDA.
  • Optional iPhone®/iPod® Touch App.: This user-friendly application is searchable by trade and gereric name and includes all of the information available in the printed version so student’s always have essential drug information at their fingertips.
  • Warning Icons: "Black Box" icons alert users to dangerous drugs with serious and life-threatening side effects, while "Ear" icons help prevent medication errors by pointing out drugs with names that sound alike.
  • Critical IV Information: IV drug compatibility and incompatibility is addressed for increased confidence when administering intravenous drugs.
  • Nursing Implications: Each drug listing includes detailed nursing implications, as well as step-by-step client teaching information.
  • Relevant Safety References: Includes the latest patient safety goals for quick reference.
A-Z Listing of Drugs
Therapeutic Drug Classifications
Alkylating Agents
Alpha-1-Adrenergic Blocking Agents
Amphetamines and Derivatives
Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
Antianginal Drugs—Nitrates/Nitrites
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Antidepressants, Tricyclic
Antidiabetic Agents: Hypoglycemic Agents
Antidiabetic Agents: Insulins
Antihistamines (H1 Blockers)
Antihyperlipidemic Agents—HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Antihypertensive Agents
Anti-Infective Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiparkinson Agents
Antipsychotic Agents, Phenothiazines
Antiviral Drugs
Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents
Calcium Channel Blocking Agents
Calcium Salts
Cholinergic Blocking Agents
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Diuretics, Loop
Diuretics, Thiazides
Heparins, Low Molecular Weight
Histamine H2 Antagonists
Narcotic Analgesics
Narcotic Antagonists
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Oral Contraceptives: Estrogen-Progesterone Combinations
Progesterone and Progestins
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists (Antimigraine Drugs)
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants, Centrally Acting
Sympathomimetic Drugs
Thyroid Drugs
Tranquilizers/Antimanic Drugs/Hypnotics
APPENDIX 1: Commonly Used Abbreviations and Symbols
APPENDIX 2: Medication Errors: The Importance of Reporting
APPENDIX 3: Controlled Substances in the United States and Canada
APPENDIX 4: Pregnancy Categories: FDA Assigned
APPENDIX 5: Calculating Body Surface Area and Body Mass Index
APPENDIX 6: Elements of a Prescription
APPENDIX 7: Easy Formulas for IV Rate Calculation
APPENDIX 8: List of Combination Drugs
APPENDIX 9: Drug/Food Interactions
APPENDIX 10: Drugs Whose Effects are Modified by Grapefruit Juice
APPENDIX 11: Drugs That Should Not Be Crushed
APPENDIX 12: National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG)
APPENDIX 13: Cultural Aspects of Medicine Therapy
APPENDIX 14: Common Spanish Phrases and Terms Used in a Health Care Setting
APPENDIX 15: Medication Reconciliation/Overdose/Misuse

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  • ISBN-10: 1133280285
  • ISBN-13: 9781133280286
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $36.50
  • RETAIL $48.95

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