Pediatric Injectable Drugs (The Teddy Bear Book), 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781585285396
ISBN-10: 1585285390
Copyright: 2018
Edition: 11th
Editor: Phelps, Stephanie J., Hagemann, Tracy M., Lee, Kelley R., Thompson, A. Jill,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Ina Calligaro,  Pharm.D.  (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description
This is the 11th edition of the definitive resource on the safe and appropriate administration of parenteral medications to children.
Purpose
The authors achieve their stated objective to provide research-based, accurate, and complete information required by clinicians to safely and effectively administer injectable medications. This is the most comprehensive resource currently available on this critically important subject.
Audience
This is an invaluable resource for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who are responsible for recommending, prescribing, and/or administering injectable medications to children. A copy of this book should be available in every pediatric patient care unit. The authors are recognized experts in pediatric pharmacy who provide a book with the information necessary to administer parenteral medications to this fragile patient population.
Features
Information on over 245 parenteral medications is delivered clearly and concisely in monograph format. It includes cautions and warnings, dosing including dose adjustments in organ failure, guidance on dosing in obese patients, appropriate diluents and the preparation and storage of parenterals. Of particular importance in the pediatric population are the sections on maximum concentration and instructions on administering medications to children via IV push, intermittent or continuous infusion.
Assessment
This edition contains 15 new monographs and updates to the information on medications previously reviewed with evidence-based recommendations from the primary literature. It also has improved formatting, making it even easier to locate information. The authors maintain a focus on the safe and effective use of medications. This is the gold standard for information on all aspects of intravenous medication administration in neonates, infants, children and adolescents.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 3
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. N/A
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. N/A
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 5
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book 5
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 10