I was thrilled to learn that the publisher’s of the NURSING2012 Drug Handbood, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins will be donating a portion of the sale of the book to Breast cancer reasearch! I was even more thrilled when they agreed to give 2 copies away to my awesome readers as part of The Nerdy Nurse Holiday Gift Guide 2011! I also have a great coupon code to offer you for 20% off this book.
This is the 32nd edition, best-seller, of the original drug handbook for nurses. It features more that 1,000 generic drugs and 3,000 brand-name drugs. With a focus on highlighting patient safety, there is an updated color photo guide of brand name medications. Coupled with the book you get 12 months of free access to Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Advisor while features online and mobile access to the all the same information in the book, with weekly updates!
It seems only fitting, since the publishers are donating a portion of the sales to breast cancer awareness and research (through Susan G. Komen for the Cure®),that the book features a pink ribbon bookmark.
Some of the new features of the 2012 edition include:
• Easier to read
o A-to-Z format for all generic drug entries—tabs make finding drugs quickly
o Complete monographs for more than 25 new FDA-approved drugs
o Enhanced design for improved readability and easy access to information – with larger
type, prominent headings and black box warnings, and highlighted I.V. information
o Thicker paper that’s easier to handle
• Enhanced safety information including a chapter on safe drug administration
Online component – the new Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Advisor
• Charity tie-in – A portion of purchase price is donated to breast cancer research
Online Component – Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Advisor:
• First time all hard copy content available online
• Free for nurses who purchase hardcover book for 12 months; only $19.95 to renew after one year (or pair
with hardcover book for $44.95)
• Dosage calculator available from opening screen and every drug monograph screen
• Latest drug changes, update weekly, are dated and incorporated into monographs; easily visible upon each
• Compatible with mobile devices: iPhone, iTouch, iPad, Droid, Blackberry Bold, T-Mobile Bold
Nursing students, you’ll want to get this book. It has all those details your instructor has the potential to quiz you on! I also believe it’s a requirement for most nursing programs. It’s also just awesome to have a drug guide around the house, even if you aren’t a nurse. But this is a great gift for any nursing student you know!
Excerpt from the Press Release
WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH SUPPORTS SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® WITH NURSING2012 DRUG HANDBOOK
New Edition of Best-Selling Drug Guide for Nurses Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Donates Portion of Proceeds to Breast Cancer Research
“This is a great opportunity to provide support for a worthy cause that has significant meaning for our readers, whether they are working with patients diagnosed with breast cancer or dealing with this disease personally,” said Judith A. McCann, Nursing Officer with Wolters Kluwer Health. “As the marketplace leader for more than 30 years, we’re honored to donate to Komen for the Cure.
Understanding that medication safety is a key concern for nurses, the latest version of the handbook features enhanced safety information, including a chapter on safe drug administration and three appendices devoted to drug safety concerns. The book, which is used by both new and seasoned nurses in the Nation’s top 10 hospitals, is developed by on-staff nurses and pharmacists who follow a stringent three-point process for verifying information for every drug.
Featuring comprehensive information on more than 1,000 generic and 3,000 brand-name drugs, the handbook is available for $44.95 (including a free 12-month subscription to Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Advisor) at www.lww.com, www.amazon.com and at major national booksellers. To learn more about the Nursing2012 Drug Handbook or purchase the book, visit http://www.lww.com or find the book on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NursingDrugHandbook.
Disclosure: I have not received any compensation to write this post. I have used the Nursing Drug Handbook in the past and have been very satisfied with it. I am excited to share a chance to own this book for free and the discount code with my readers! The opinions stated in this post are my own.