Teddy Bear Book: Pediatric Injectable Drugs

Teddy Bear Book: Pediatric Injectable Drugs
  • 10th Ed.
  • 2013
  • © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • A. Jill Thompson, PharmD, BCPS; Kelley R. Lee, PharmD, BCPS; Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, FPPAG; Tracy M. Hagemann, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG
  • ISBN-10: 1-58528-379-7 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-379-8
  • Nursing, Drug Information, Pediatrics, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Point of Care


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If you work with children, you must have this book.

For more than two decades, Pediatric Injectable Drugs (The Teddy Bear Book), has served an important and continuing need for reliable evidence-based information specific to pediatric injectable drugs.

The tenth edition of this invaluable reference has grown to cover 238 drugs commonly used in the treatment of infants and children, including 20 new to this edition. The Teddy Bear Book covers neonates through adolescents, with age-specific dosing and administration guidelines throughout. With three new editors, who collectively bring 75 years of pediatric pharmacy practice experience to the book, the tenth edition is the most thorough and comprehensive reference yet.

As with previous editions, the structure of each of the drug monographs covers the following areas:

• Brand Names
• Medication Error Potential
• Contraindications and Warnings
• Infusion-Related Cautions
• Dosage (age specific)
• Dosage Adjustment in Organ Dysfunction
• Maximum Dosage
• Additives
• Suitable Diluents
• Maximum Concentrations
• Preparation and Delivery
• IV Push
• Intermittent Infusion
• Continuous Infusion
• Other Routes of Administration
• Comments

Also included is a comprehensive list of abbreviations and more than 4800 references. This is the only pediatric (neonates through adolescents) parenteral drug reference that covers limited fluid amounts, maximum doses, and limited intravenous sites—issues that pediatric practitioners often face in their patients.

When it comes to pediatric injectable drugs, valid safety and efficacy research can be hard to locate. This indispensable reference changes all that.


Doody's Reviews


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"I have purchased every edition of this indispensable reference. It provides answers to questions that arise on a daily basis regarding the safe dosing and administration of parenteral medications to this vulnerable population. It should be on every pediatric patient care unit."

-- Ina Calligaro, Pharm.D. (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review

"This book is specific to concerns clinicians have when dealing with pediatric patients and it is alone in its class. This text is the only one that deals with the limited fluid amounts, maximum doses, and limited intravenous sites pediatric practitioners often face in their patients. This ninth edition is essential with the advent of frequent new research."

-- Kim Benner, BS, PharmD (Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review previous edition



Although it will be useful for any practitioners caring for pediatric patients -- nurses, pharmacists, or physicians -- it is clear that it will benefit primarily nurses and pharmacists as they prepare and infuse intravenous medications in pediatric patients.


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