The 2008 Nurses Drug Handbook specifies what the nurse needs to know before, during, and after drug administration, which provides thorough preparation and confident performance. It contains important drug facts such as: indications, contraindications, interactions, adverse reactions, and administration techniques. This text illustrates many mechanisms of action, which brings a new understanding to some of the hardest drug information to visualize. It offers important patient teaching information, which helps to fulfill a primary nursing responsibility. It also includes a comprehensive index.