2020-2021 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

Publication Year: 2019

Edition: 23rd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Wilkes, Gail M.; Barton-Burke, Margaret

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 978-1-28-417132-7

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Keep Current with New, Emerging Therapies and Nursing Implications

Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2020-2021 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. This essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration.

Completely revised and updated, the 2020-2021 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes separate chapters on molecular and immunologic/biologic targeted therapies. These chapters provide fundamental reviews to assist nurses in understanding the cellular communication pathways disrupted by cancer. It also offers simplified content, attention to understanding the immune checkpoint inhibitors, new information about immunotherapy, new drugs and their indications, and updated indications and side effects for drugs recently approved by the FDA.

New drugs added to this edition, include:

  • apalutamide (Erleada™)
  • calaspargase pegol-mknl (Asparlas)
  • Daunorubicin and cytarabine liposome for injection (Vyxeos®)
  • glucarpidase (Voraxaze®)
  • alpelisib (Piqray®)
  • binimetinib (Mektovi®)
  • dacomitinib (Vizimpro®)
  • Duvelisib (Copiktra®)
  • encorafenib (Braftovi®)
  • erdafitinib (Balversa™)
  • lorlatinib (Lorbrena®)
  • anakinra (Kineret®)
  • baricitinib (Olumiant®)
  • sarilumab (Kevzara®)
  • aprepitant injectable emulsion (Cinvanti®)
  • granisetron hydrochloride extended-release injection (Sustol®)
  • letermovir (Prevymis™)
  • omadacycline (Nuzyra™)
  • meropenem/vaborbactam (Vabomere™)
  • Plazomicin (Zemdri™)
  • baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza™)
  • imipenem/cilastatin sodium/relebactam (Recarbrio™)
  • eravacycline (Xerava™)
  • delafloxacin (Baxdela™)


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Wilkes, Gail M.; Barton-Burke, Margaret
ISBN: 978-1-28-417132-7
Internal Medicine
Nursing Assessment
Language: English
Edition: 23rd Ed.
Pages: 2018
Year: 2019

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