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Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses®, Thirteenth Edition publishes June 2012 in Print, Mobile, and Online

  (June 20, 2012)

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses®, Thirteenth Edition delivers comprehensive, up-to-date information on hundreds of generic and thousands of brand-name drugs, with an emphasis on patient safety and preventing medication errors.

The Thirteenth Edition of Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses®, published by F.A. Davis Company, delivers all of the information nurses need to administer medications safely across the lifespan. For more than 25 years, nursing students, educators, and practitioners as well as other healthcare professionals have turned to Daviss Drug Guide. Now they can turn to todays most comprehensive drug guide in print, mobile, and online formats.

In todays technology-driven world, students and clinicians expect to be able to retrieve the information they need when and where they need it, said Thomas Ciavarella, Senior Acquisitions Editor for F.A. Davis Company. The new edition of Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses responds with a free one-year subscription to Daviss Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine®; free monthly updates; a Resource Kit CD-ROM; and DavisPlus e-learning and teaching resources on the web. Now, our customers will be able to access the authoritative content of the Drug Guide in the medium of their choice.

Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses® is the drug guide that always puts safety first, offering more high-alert coverage and patient safety information than any other drug guide. It emphasizes the information nurses need to know to administer medications safely and to avoid medication errorsacross the lifespan. Well-organized, easy-to-read monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs reflect the latest FDA approvals and changes. Readers will also find coverage of the scientific advances that are affecting the practice of medicine today, including Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS), pharmacogenomics and evidence-based content related to pharmacotherapeutics.

Each print copy of the Daviss Drug Guide includes an access code for a FREE one-year subscription to Daviss Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine®, the complete Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses databaseover 1,100 monographs in all. Its accessible from a desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser.

The Resource Kit CD-ROM, a multimedia tool kit for both Macs and PCs, offers a wealth of interactive learning experiences, practical clinical tools, and links to versatile electronic resources, all designed to help users expand their knowledge. An Audio Library offers clear pronunciations for more than 1,200 generic drug names. A calculator for body mass index (BMI) as well as calculators for metric conversions, IV drip rates, dosage/kg, and Fahrenheit/Celsius make important information easy to access.

Daviss Drug Guide also offers teaching resources for instructors and learning tools for students on the DavisPlus website at, F.A. Daviss online source for educational materials. When instructors adopt Daviss Drug Guide for their classes, they have password-protected access to an electronic test bank, PowerPoint slides, case studies, and a scavenger hunt. Students and clinicians have access to interactive flash cards and audio podcasts, as well as video clips and tutorials.

Daviss Drug Guide is created by a team of experienced educators and clinicians. Their efforts are coordinated by April Hazard Vallerand, associate professor of nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), and by Cynthia A. Sanoski, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Longtime coauthor Judith Hopfer Deglin continues to provide insights into pharmacology and drug therapy.

Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses®, Thirteenth Edition is available in multiple media formats to meet multiple needs. This title and many of F.A. Daviss most popular textbooks are also available in special money-saving packages. For more information, call 800-323-3555 or visit for a complete listing of products.

About F.A. Davis Company
Since 1879, F.A. Davis Company, an independent publisher, has been meeting the needs of generations of health care providers. Today, F.A. Davis carries on that tradition through its catalogue of books and electronic and online products for students, educators, and clinicians in Nursing, Medicine, and the Health Sciences. Its flagship titles, Tabers® Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary and Daviss Drug Guide for Nurses®, are among the most trusted names in health care publishing.

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