Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

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Publication Date: 2009
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781605471976

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Now in its Fourth Edition, Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! contains everything health care practitioners need to review and students need to learn about calculating drug dosages. This entertaining and informative reference reviews the basic math needed to perform dosage calculation, including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. It walks the nurse through the interpretation of hundreds of examples of drug orders and the performance of hundreds of complex dosage calculations, and provides information on deciphering difficult abbreviations, dealing with unclear handwriting, reading medication labels, selecting administration equipment, and more. Special elements found throughout the book make it easy to remember key points.

Purchasers of this edition will also have access to the newest information on drugs at www.edruginfo.com.

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--NEW! "Dosage drills" -- lots of new practice problems to solve
--NEW! Bar code info
--NEW! Expanded coverage of automated medication dispensing systems
--NEW! More case studies
--NEW! The latest standards from the Joint Commission & The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
--NEW -- Two 4-color sections (8 pages total)
---- A summary of key points
---- Abundant illustrations that clearly explain difficult concepts
---- Ballot boxes and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance
---- Charts, illustrations, and tables that highlight key facts
---- Clear, simple explanations of all types of calculations
---- Definitions of key terms
---- Logos to alert readers to essential information ("Before you give that drug" - contains urgent advice on how to avoid dangerous drug errors. "For math phobics only" - directs the reader to terrific hints, tips, and illustrations and encourages the read
---- Quick quizzes at the end of each chapter that help the reader assess learning

Edition: 4
ISBN/ISSN: 9781605471976
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.25
Pages: 384
Pub Date: 2009
Weight: 1.4

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Not another boring foreword

    Part I Math basics

  • 1 Fractions
  • 2 Decimals and percentages
  • 3 Ratios, fractions, proportions, and solving for X
  • 4 Dimensional analysis
  • Part II Measurement systems

  • 5 Metric system
  • 6 Alternative measurement systems
  • Part III Recording drug administration

  • 7 Drug orders
  • 8 Administration records
  • 9 Preventing medication errors
  • Part IV Oral, topical, and rectal drugs

  • 10 Calculating oral drug dosages
  • 11 Calculating topical and rectal dosages
  • Part V Parenteral administrations

  • 12 Calculating parenteral injections
  • 13 Calculating I.V. infusions
  • Part VI Special calculations

  • 14 Calculating pediatric dosages
  • 15 Calculating obstetric dosages
  • 16 Calculating critical care dosages

Appendices and Index

Practice makes perfect

Table of conversions

Summary of dosage calculation formulas

Glossary

Selected references

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