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Lippincott's Nursing2014 Drug Handbook


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Find complete monographs for more than 900 generic and nearly 3,000 trade drugs—including essential details on 31 NEW drugs—with important nursing considerations for each and every one in the new edition of the Nursing2014 Drug Handbook.

This drug handbook for nurses features consistently formatted entries for ease of use that focus on the practical information that nurses need.


Updates to the new 2014 edition include:   

  • 31 NEW FDA-approved drugs - see the list
  • Complete monographs on combination drugs 
  • 31 new patient-teaching handouts added to the WebToolkit 
  • Safety information: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) 
  • 2 new Indication & Dosage Appendices - Antidotes; and Biologics and blood derivatives
  • Updated therapeutic and pharmacologic class categories 


Click here to see a sample monograph.  Each monograph consists of:

  • generic and trade names, 
  • pronunciation key, 
  • pharmacologic class, 
  • controlled substance schedule (if applicable),
  • available forms & indications and dosages, 
  • administration (with drug incompatibilities for I.V. drugs), 
  • action (including tables showing route, onset, peak, duration, and half-life), 
  • adverse reactions, 
  • interactions, 
  • effects on lab test results, 
  • contraindications, 
  • nursing considerations, and 
  • patient teaching. 

The Nursing2014 Drug Handbook also provides unapproved, off-label drug uses so you’ll always know why a drug is prescribed. 


Robust Web Toolkit included with this handbook with hundreds of tools and resources, including:

  • monthly drug updates, 
  • warnings, 
  • patient-teaching handouts
  • English-to-Spanish medical phrases
  • NCLEX-style questions that comply with the new 2013 NCLEX Test Plan
  • Apps available for Apple devices (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices.
  • Elder Care Medication Tips in appendices
  • Adjust-a-dose feature for dosage adjustments needed by special populations 
  • Administration guidelines for all appropriate routes 
  • Expanded full-color pill guide containing more drug images than in any previous edition! 
  • Increased coverage of adverse reactions! Includes those that occur with 1% & greater frequency, with special emphasis on life-threatening adverse reactions 
  • Chapters on drug classes, drug safety, drug interactions, and drug therapy across the lifespan
  • Combination drug section 
  • Pediatric drug-error information in appendices 
  • Evidence-based off-label indications and dosages 
  • FDA Black Box Warnings in appropriate drug monographs 
  • Interactions by Drug-drug, Drug-food, Drug-lab tests, Drug-alternative therapy clearly identified
  • Less Commonly Used Drugs appendix provides essential information, including indications and dosages for very infrequently used drugs 
  • Overdose signs & symptoms, where appropriate 
  • Safe Drug Administration chapter focuses on the most current guidelines, ISMP initiatives, and contemporary patient safety issues, such as REMS 
  • Safety alert icon for potentially toxic drugs, I.V. drug incompatibility, dialyzable drugs, toxic drug-drug interactions, and much more.
Additional Info
Format Soft bound
Unit Each
Number of Pages 1600
Size 5 x 8
Published Revised 05/2013

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