Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
19th Ed.
Copyright © 2025 by F. A. Davis Company.
April Hazard Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN; Cynthia A. Sanoski, BS, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Nursing, Drug Information, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Point of Care, Public Health


Nursing student must-have. “This is a must-have. Hands down the best book ever.” — Jennifer S.
Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses® Nineteenth Edition, delivers everything you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs encompassing hundreds of generic drugs and thousands of trade names.

Its nursing-focused ‘Cure & Care’ approach makes it the ideal resource for both student and practicing nurses by delivering exactly what they need to know to provide the very best care for their patients. ‘Cure’ explains what the drug does, while ‘Care’ describes what the nurse does and how the nursing process relates to the pharmacotherapeutics.


  • • #1 Drug Guide for patient safety
  •     • Red tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alerts, and patient safety coverage
  •     • Red, bold, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects
  •     • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon
  •     • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions
    • • Special considerations for patient populations.
    •     • Geri heading identifies special concerns for older adults, including the AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.
    •     • OB and Lact headings highlight information for pregnant and breastfeeding patients.
    •     • Pedi heading identifies concerns for children.
    •     • Rep heading identifies considerations for patients of reproductive age.
  • • IV Administration subheads
  • • Pharmacogenomic content
  • • Maple leaf icon to identify Canadian-specific content
  • • Patient and family teaching guidance

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