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Nursing2024 Drug Handbook Review

Nursing2024 Drug Handbook

The Nursing2024 Drug Handbook, now in its 44th edition, continues to be a cornerstone resource for nurses seeking the latest and most comprehensive information on medications. In this review, we delve into the key features that make this edition an indispensable tool for nursing professionals.

Textbook Review

A-Z Format for Easy Reference

One of the standout features of this handbook is its user-friendly A-Z format, providing quick and efficient access to information on over 3,800 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs. This format ensures that nurses can promptly find the details they need, streamlining their workflow in the fast-paced healthcare environment.

New Additions

The 44th edition introduces 21 brand-new FDA-approved drugs, thoughtfully grouped in a dedicated section for easy retrieval. This addition reflects the commitment of the Nursing2024 Drug Handbook to staying abreast of the latest pharmaceutical developments, providing nurses with up-to-the-minute information on emerging medications.

Clinical Updates

This edition is replete with thousands of clinical updates, offering valuable insights into new dosages, indications, FDA boxed warnings, genetic-related information, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information. These updates are crucial for nurses striving to provide safe and effective patient care.

Focus on Drug Safety

A notable aspect of this handbook is its special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns. By addressing region-specific safety considerations, the Nursing2024 Drug Handbook empowers nurses to navigate the complexities of medication administration with heightened awareness.

Visual Aid

The inclusion of a photoguide with images of 415 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules is a valuable addition. This visual aid enhances recognition and supports accurate medication administration, promoting patient safety.

Online Resources

Complementing the print edition, users gain access to additional resources on Lippincott NursingCenter® at Monthly FDA updates and news, newly approved drugs, new indications and dosages, drug warnings, drug news abstracts, and medication safety information enrich the user experience.

Medication Safety Information

In response to the critical issue of medication errors, the Nursing2024 Drug Handbook dedicates sections to medication safety. It covers types of medication errors, including causes and common errors, strategies for preventing and reducing medication errors, and guidance on reporting medication errors. Real-life stories of medication errors add a human touch, reinforcing the importance of vigilance in medication administration.


The Nursing2024 Drug Handbook continues to be an essential companion for nursing professionals, offering a wealth of information in an accessible format. With its commitment to staying current, providing visual aids, and addressing medication safety, this edition remains a reliable resource for nurses navigating the complexities of drug administration in their daily practice.

We would rate the Nursing2024 Drug Handbook a high 4.9 out of 5. The comprehensive A-Z format, inclusion of new drugs, thorough clinical updates, focus on drug safety, visual aids, and online resources contribute to its high value for nursing professionals.

Book Details

  • Publisher: LWW

  • Pages: 1856

  • ISBN-10: 1975198573

  • ISBN-13: 978-1975198572

  • Release date: May 17, 2023

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