43rd Edition   ∙   ISBN: 978-1-97518-336-3 
5”x8”  ∙  Paperback  ∙  1824 Pages 
Published May 2022 

Nursing2023 Drug Handbook®

Prevent medication errors and provide optimal patient care with the latest expert advice from the new edition of the best-selling nursing drug guide.  Nursing2023 Drug Handbook®delivers evidence-based, nursing-focused drug monographs for nearly 3700 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs. With a tabbed, alphabetical organization and a “New Drugs” section, NDH2023 makes it easy to check drug facts on the spot.

  • All new: 27 monographs of newly-FDA-approved drugs are listed together for easy review. 

  • Thoroughly revised with the latest information: 3,691 drug monographs provide dosages, indications, boxed warnings, genetic-related information, adverse reactions, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information. The Guide to Reading Drug Monographs explains and illustrates each section of a monograph. 

  • Pill guide insert: Full-color photos distinguish 439 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules  

  • Continually updated: Monthly updates on Lippincott® NursingCenter® deliver the latest FDA information.  

  • Nearly 30 appendices cover topics such as serotonin syndrome, pregnancy risk categories, and understanding biosimilar drugs. 

  • Four introductory chapters examine drug actions, interactions, and reactions; drug therapy across the lifespan; safe drug administration; and therapeutic drug classifications. 

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A patient on diuretic therapy for heart failure has a serum potassium level of 3.4 mEq/L. The health care provider prescribes 40 mEq of an oral potassium chloride solution and the drug comes in a 10% solution of 20 mEq/15 mL. A nurse should give:

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