Med Notes- Pocket Drug Guide 3rd EDITION Hardcover – 2009
by Judith Hopfer Deglin PharmD (Author), April Hazard Vallerand PhD RN FAAN (Author)
This is a “Davis’ Notes” book. Providing instant access to essential medication information, “MedNotes: Pharmacology Pocket Guide” draws its content from the database of drug monographs from the best-selling “Davis’ Drug Guide”. And like the “Davis’ Drug Guide”, its focus is on patient safety with vital information for Peds and Geri, as well as precautions for all vulnerable populations. This handy reference includes the top 175 medications commonly prescribed in acute and ambulatory care, including “High Alert” meds and emergency drugs.This information-packed mini-reference is broken down into seven tabbed sections. The first section (“Basics”) offers important patient safety information and the last section (“Tools”) provides quick reference information. The five sections in between are an alphabetical sourcebook of essential medication information for the top 175 drugs commonly prescribed in acute and ambulatory care.It also features: new IV Drug Dilution Table and expanded information on drug interactions added to the “Basics” section; three new appendices with vital information for Peds added to the “Tools” section; medications to use with caution in geriatric patients” and updated information for Lab Test Values added to the “Tools” section; updated single insulin monos, including inhalable insulin and insulin determir; concise but through monographs, reusable assessment forms, and quick reference tables combine to provide a guide of “need to know” information for safe and effective medication administration; and waterproof and reusable pages – students can write directly on pages, temporarily recording clinical data that can be wiped clean.