Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, 6th Edition
January 2011, BMJ Books
An accompanying website offers regular updates and electronic cross-links to a wide range of other useful information for neonatologists and neonatal nurses, hospital pharmacists, obstetric staff or general practitioners. For easy access, the whole text is also available for purchase in a PDA format.
Important advisory statement.
Part 1 Drug prescribing and drug administration.
Terms, symbols, abbreviations and units.
Drug storage and administration.
Drugs and the body.
Drugs and the law.
Care and use of intravascular lines.
Minimising IV infusion and drug hazards.
Writing a hospital prescription.
Adverse reactions and overtreatment.
Maternal drug abuse.
Body weight and surface area.
Useful website addresses.
Part 2 Drug monographs.
Part 3 Maternal medication and its effect on the baby.
Maternal medication and the baby.
Index (including synonyms and abbreviations).
"This excellent reference book has been reborn into its sixth edition. It focuses on drug use in pregnancy, labour and the first year of life and the text proves to be a valuable resource for neonatal nurses and medics". (Nursing Children and Young People, 1 May 2011)
"Now in its sixth edition, the Neonatal Formulary continues to provide advice on the safe use of drugs commonly given to babies during labor, delivery and the first month of life. In addition to the 230 monographs featured in the previous edition, 6 new drugs were added and all references have been updated". (iPhone News, 20 January 2011)