New edition: Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Nelson's Pocket Book of Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy is in its 21st Edition and STAT!Ref has it available now.

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This bestselling and widely used resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable, up-to-the-minute recommendations for treatment of all infectious diseases in children.

For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices. Drug descriptions cover all antimicrobial agents available today, and include complete information about dosing regimens.

In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the resource includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials.

Key 21st edition features:

  • New at-a-glance tables that provide a quick overview of bacterial and fungal pathogen susceptibilities to commonly used antimicrobials
  • New information on neonatal developmental pharmacology
  • Information on the strength and level of evidence for all treatment recommendations
  • Therapies for specific pathogens – bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic
  • Chapter on antibiotic therapy for children who are obese
  • Chapter on antimicrobial prophylaxis and prevention of symptomatic infection
  • Balanced information on safety, efficacy, and tolerability
  • Updated drug cost and availability data
  • Maximal adult dosages and higher dosages of some antimicrobials commonly used in children
  • Guidelines on when not to use antimicrobials

Although written for practitioners in any specialty who may encounter patients with infectious diseases, this resource is especially helpful for general pediatricians who, on a daily basis, care for children with infectious diseases.

Purchasers will want to bundle this resource with Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, and Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines & Policies.

To talk to a STAT!Ref Team Member about this new edition, or others within the disciplines of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, or Nursing, please feel free to call 800-901-5494 or fill out this form today.