Look inside the book: Nursing 2025-2026 Drug Handbook

How to use Nursing2025–2026 Drug Handbook ®


Lippincott NursingCenter ® Readers also have online access to monthly drug updates, including postings of newly FDA-approved drugs, new indications & dosages, new formulations, drug warnings, and drug news abstracts by visiting NursingCenter.com . Also included are drug quizzes, best-practice medication safety guide lines, administration tips, real-life medication stories, CE tests, and so much more.

should be given with caution. This section also contains information about whether the drug is dialyzable. When applicable, specific signs and symptoms of drug overdose are listed as the last bulleted item under this heading and high lighted by a special logo ( H Overdose S&S: ) for easy identification. Pregnancy-lactation-reproduction This section provides nurses with targeted, easy to-understand safety information about each drug’s use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It also provides information about fertility effects, contraception recommendations, and enrollment information for registries that monitor drug safety during pregnancy. Nursing considerations Within this section, readers can find practical information on patient-monitoring techniques and suggestions for the prevention and treat ment of adverse reactions as well as helpful tips on promoting patient comfort. Patient teaching Concise guidelines for explaining the drug’s purpose, encouraging compliance, ensuring proper use and storage, and preventing or minimizing adverse reactions are included in this section. Appendices and other helpful aids Nursing2025–2026 Drug Handbook includes 10 handy appendices featuring the latest indications and dosages for some of the most commonly prescribed antacids, antidiarrhe als, laxatives, vitamins and minerals, combi nation drugs, antidotes, ophthalmic drugs, and biologicals and blood derivatives and as well as commonly used OTC generic and brand-name drugs and less commonly used drugs. The book also includes a concise visual “Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted terms” and “Guide to abbrevia tions” immediately following this “How to use” piece.

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