General Information  
Author(s)KARCH A M
PublisherWolters Kluwer
Publish YearOctober 2018


The 2019 Lippincott's Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses provides current, vital drug information “in a nutshell for the nurse on-the-go.” Written by Amy Karch, this handy pocket guide by the same author gives essential information on over 2,000 medications, including 25 generic drugs newly approved by the FDA, in an easy-access A-to-Z format. The “mini” drug monographs include generic and trade names, drug class, pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule, “black box” warnings, indications & dosages, dose adjustments, adverse effects, drug interactions, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. Detailed appendices cover topical and ophthalmic medications, laxatives, combination products, contraceptives, and biological agents (vaccines). The pocket-sized 2019 Lippincott's Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses will quickly become your go-to-guide for important drug facts and vital patient safety tips & alerts. Amy M. Karch RN, MS Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY Includes more than 1400 drugs Visual cues—such as the shaded box at the beginning of each drug monograph—allow the user to quickly locate information. A black DANGEROUS DRUGS bar highlights dangerous drugs. Special BBW icon highlights black box warnings. Anatomy of a Monograph inside the front cover explains the structure of each drug entry, helping the nurse know where to direct her eyes to most quickly find the specific information she needs. Abbreviation list defines all abbreviations used in the book. Appendices include information on vaccines (biologicals), topical and ophthalmic drugs, contraceptives, alternative therapies, combination products, and drugs commonly used to treat specific disorders. Foreword Preface Guide to abbreviations Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name Appendices Appendix A: Alternative and complementary therapies Appendix B: Topical drugs Appendix C: Ophthalmic drugs Appendix D: Laxatives Appendix E: Combination products by therapeutic class Appendix F: Hormonal contraceptives Appendix G: Commonly used biologicals Bibliography The best aspect of this book is that it does indeed fit into a pocket and can be carried at all times. It is clear and concise and includes all the information nurses need in order to administer medications to patients. The index in the back helps to find the drug... If a healthcare provider is unable to carry a smartphone, then this pocket handbook could be useful.