Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, has launched two specialized mobile applications of Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Handbook, a drug reference for nurses. Designed for use with iPad and iPhone, these apps are the industry’s first electronic references for nurses to focus on drugs used in oncology and psychiatry. Both are subsets of the Nursing Drug Handbook app, which provides access to current drug information for nurses.
“Oncology and psychiatry utilize highly specialized drugs to treat patients and nurses in both specialties often request drug information specific to their specialty,” said Judith McCann, MSN, RN, chief nurse, professional and education, Wolters Kluwer Health. “These new apps offer all of the benefits of the full Nursing Drug Handbook app, including mobility and rapid access to the most current drug information, in products specifically designed for nurses working in these fields.”
The oncology drug app provides access to 169 antineoplastic drugs and the psychiatric app includes 240 drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders and conditions. The apps provide access to the most current drug information through weekly updates.
Both the oncology and psychiatric versions allow nurses to search for desired drugs alphabetically, by pharmacologic class and by therapeutic class. They include a dosage calculator, customizable notes, a favorites list and detailed monographs.