Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses 12th Edition PDF Free Download
To help you find this information quickly, we’ve also added a maple leaf icon ( ) in the index next to each Canadian entry. New to this edition, we have added pharmacogenomic information throughout numerous monographs to guide the nurse in selecting and monitoring various drug therapies. To help you find this information quickly, we’ve added a double helix icon ( ) to denote this information as it applies to specific drugs. Use this book to enhance your competence in implementing and evaluating medication therapies. The following sections describe the organization of Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses and explain how to quickly find the information you need. Safe Medication Use Articles “Medication Errors: Improving Practices and Patient Safety”, “Detecting and Managing Adverse Drug Reactions”, “Overview of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Systems (REMS)”, Special Dosing Considerations”, and “Educating Patients About Safe Medication Use” comprise the safe medication use articles and provide an overview of the medication safety issues that confront practitioners and patients. Leading off this series, the medication errors article familiarizes you with the systems issues and clinical situations repeatedly implicated in medication errors and suggests practical means to avoid them. It also teaches you about high alert medications, which have a greater potential to cause patient harm than other medications. “Detecting and Managing Adverse Drug Reactions” explains the different types of adverse reactions and provides guidance on how to detect and manage them. “Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)” explains strategies developed by the pharmaceutical industry and required by the FDA to minimize adverse drug reactions from potentially dangerous drugs. “Special Dosing Considerations” identifies the patient populations, such as neonates and patients with renal impairment, who require careful dose adjustments to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes. “Educating Patients About Medication Use” reviews the most important teaching points for nurses to discuss with their patients and their families. In addition to these safety articles, other critical information is highlighted in red throughout the drug monographs. This allows the reader to quickly identify important information and to see how nursing practice, including assessment, implementation, and patient teaching, relates to it.