Guide to abbreviations
Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name
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
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