Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Noted for its consistency, comprehensiveness, and accuracy, this complete, IV drug reference provides more than 350 drug monographs presented in a clinically useful format. The 2002 edition of this best-selling handbook includes 11 new monographs for FDA-approved IV drugs and hundreds of new drug facts new dosage adjustments, indications, interactions, side effects, precautions, and additional disease-specific dosages. It also provides the latest IV drug dilution and dosage charts, and incorporates a special "Alert" icon when additional material must be reviewed before proceeding.An impressive, new Intravenous Medications website supports the book with updated information on less frequently used diagnostic agents and provides links to additional information about drugs recently withdrawn from the market, new drug safety information, and other news related to intravenous therapy.
(Includes FREE MERLIN website at:www.harcourthealth.com/merlin/nursingdrugupdates/Gahart/)
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12 hours 24 hours acute agents e.g. allergic reaction amphotericin anaphylaxis and/or anesthesia antibiotics ANTIDOTE Notify antiemetics antineoplastic arrhythmias bleeding blood body weight bone marrow bradycardia breast-feeding calcium cardiac cause caution in patients cephalosporins cisplatin concurrently continuous infusion CONTRAINDICATIONS corticosteroids decrease diarrhea diazepam digoxin diluent diphenhydramine Discontinue disease DOSE ADJUSTMENTS doxorubicin drug DRUG/LAB INTERACTIONS dyspnea edema Elderly electrolyte epinephrine excreted filgrastim fluid furosemide further diluted given half-life hemodialysis heparin hepatic hypercalcemia hypersensitivity hypertension hypotension INCOMPATIBLE increased indicated initial dose injection liver loading dose Maternal/Child mcg/kg/min metabolism mg/ml Monitor notify the physician occur oral overdose pain Patient Education PEDIATRIC DOSE phenytoin plasma platelet PRECAUTIONS pregnancy pseudomembranous colitis pulmonary RATE OF ADMINISTRATION recommended Reduce dose renal function respiratory depression Resuscitate as necessary risk serum levels side effects single dose sodium solution specific symptoms tachycardia therapy toxicity Treat treatment Unlabeled urine USUAL DOSE ventricular vial