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Neonatal Formulary. Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life. 7th Edition

  • ID: 2935951
  • Book
  • October 2014
  • 648 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Neonatal Formulary is a unique publication that provides comprehensive guidance on the safe use of all the drugs prescribed during pregnancy and commonly given to babies during labour, delivery, and the first year of life.

This new edition provides improved and detailed coverage of the many drugs that are given to women during pregnancy and during lactation where the baby s welfare must be borne in mind as well as that of the mother. Thus the whole ′pregnancy through to parenthood′ journey is treated as a continuous event with information about drug use and the effects of drugs at all stages of the development from fetus to infant.

Containing far more detail than is available in the British National Formulary for Children and with a companion website featuring updates related to specific drugs and dosing, Neonatal Formulary is an essential guide for neonatologists, neonatal nurses, hospital pharmacists, obstetric staff, advanced nurse practitioners and for all health care professionals caring for pregnant women and their infants in the first year of life.

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Introduction viii

Important advisory statement xi

Further reading xiii

Acknowledgements xv

Part 1: Drug prescribing and drug administration 1

Terms, symbols, abbreviations and units 3

Drug storage and administration 5

Drugs and the body 12

Drugs and the law 14

The care and use of intravascular lines 17

Minimising IV infusion and other drug hazards 24

Patient safety initiatives 27

Writing a hospital prescription 30

Adverse reactions and overtreatment 33

Maternal drug abuse 36

Renal failure 39

Body weight and surface area 42

Effects of therapeutic hypothermia on medications 44

Useful websites 48

Part 2: Drug monographs 55

Part 3: Maternal medication and its effect on the baby 555

Introduction 556

Further reading 558

Maternal medication and the baby 560

Index 608

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Sean B. Ainsworth
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