Nurse's Mini Guide to Geriatric Drugs 1st Edition
George R. Spratto, PhD
ISBN-13: 9781428320031 | ISBN-10: 1428320032
© 2010 | Published |  224  Pages

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All the information you need, right at your fingertips! Quick access to essential drug information for geriatric patients is available with the portable, pocket-sized Delmar's Mini Guide to Geriatric Drugs.



  • Tab 1.
    1: Introduction.
    2: Drug Regulation and Control.
    3: Dosage Forms and Routes of Medication Administration.
    4: Calculating Medication Dosages.
    5: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.
    6: Factors Affecting Drug Activity.
    7: Drug Classifications for Various Systems.
    8: Vaccination in Geriatrics.
    9: Drug Interactions and Toxicity (Polypharmacy).
    10: Substance Abuse.
    Tab 2: A - C.
    Tab 3: D - H.
    Tab 4: I - M.
    Tab 5: N - R.
    Tab 6: S - Z.
    Tab 7: Appendix.
    Appendix A: Commonly Prescribed Controlled Substances.
    Appendix B: Measurement Equivalents and Conversions.
    Appendix C: Abbreviation Commonly Found in Drug Prescriptions.
    Appendix D: Common Terminology Confusions.
    Appendix E: Common Intravenous Drugs.
    Appendix F: Approximate Normal Values.
    Appendix G: Diagnostic Drugs.
    Appendix H: Drug Overdose and Antidotes.
    Appendix I: Use of Herbs in the Elderly and Problems.
    Appendix J: Emergency Drugs.
    Index.

    • Provides the essential, basic drug information that is commonly used but rarely memorized.
    • Includes approximately 200 of the most commonly used drugs, organized alphabetically A - Z.
    • Includes basic information such as medication administration, dosage calculation formulas, conversion charts and common lab values.
    • Available for PDA Download from the accompanying Online Companion.
    • Part of a series of three Mini Drug Guides: Pediatric, Maternity/OB and Geriatric.
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Former positions have included Dean, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia Univ.; Associate Dean for Professional Programs, School of Pharmacy, Purdue Univ.; and, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine. George is a current member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and American Pharmacists Association. Recently completed a six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education."