Higher Education

Nurse's Mini Guide to Geriatric Drugs, 1st Edition

  • George R. Spratto, PhD West Virgina University
  • ISBN-10: 1428320032  |  ISBN-13: 9781428320031
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.75
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About

Overview

All the information you need, right at your fingertips! Quick access to essential drug information for geriatric patients is available with the portable, pocket-sized Delmar's Mini Guide to Geriatric Drugs.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides the essential, basic drug information that is commonly used but rarely memorized.
  • Includes approximately 200 of the most commonly used drugs, organized alphabetically A - Z.
  • Includes basic information such as medication administration, dosage calculation formulas, conversion charts and common lab values.
  • Available for PDA Download from the accompanying Online Companion.
  • Part of a series of three Mini Drug Guides: Pediatric, Maternity/OB and Geriatric.

Table of Contents

Tab 1.
1: Introduction.
2: Drug Regulation and Control.
3: Dosage Forms and Routes of Medication Administration.
4: Calculating Medication Dosages.
5: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.
6: Factors Affecting Drug Activity.
7: Drug Classifications for Various Systems.
8: Vaccination in Geriatrics.
9: Drug Interactions and Toxicity (Polypharmacy).
10: Substance Abuse.
Tab 2: A - C.
Tab 3: D - H.
Tab 4: I - M.
Tab 5: N - R.
Tab 6: S - Z.
Tab 7: Appendix.
Appendix A: Commonly Prescribed Controlled Substances.
Appendix B: Measurement Equivalents and Conversions.
Appendix C: Abbreviation Commonly Found in Drug Prescriptions.
Appendix D: Common Terminology Confusions.
Appendix E: Common Intravenous Drugs.
Appendix F: Approximate Normal Values.
Appendix G: Diagnostic Drugs.
Appendix H: Drug Overdose and Antidotes.
Appendix I: Use of Herbs in the Elderly and Problems.
Appendix J: Emergency Drugs.
Index.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Nurse's Mini Guide to Pediatric Drugs  (ISBN-10: 1428320016 | ISBN-13: 9781428320017)

All the information you need, right at your fingertips! Quick access to essential drug information for pediatric patients is available with the portable, pocket-sized Delmar's MINI GUIDE TO PEDIATRIC DRUGS.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.75

Student Supplements

Nurse's Mini Guide to Pediatric Drugs  (ISBN-10: 1428320016 | ISBN-13: 9781428320017)

All the information you need, right at your fingertips! Quick access to essential drug information for pediatric patients is available with the portable, pocket-sized Delmar's MINI GUIDE TO PEDIATRIC DRUGS.

List Price = $64.95  | CengageBrain Price = $64.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $48.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

George R. Spratto, PhD

Former positions have included Dean, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia Univ.; Associate Dean for Professional Programs, School of Pharmacy, Purdue Univ.; and, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine. George is a current member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and American Pharmacists Association. Recently completed a six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education."