Clinical Calculations Made Easy: Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis / Edition 5

Clinical Calculations Made Easy: Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis / Edition 5

by Gloria P. Craig
     
 

ISBN-10: 1608317900

ISBN-13: 9781608317905

Pub. Date: 02/14/2011

Publisher: LWW

The fully updated Third Edition of this successful learning text makes accurate dosage calculation easier than ever. Using the proven dimensional analysis method, this skill-building guide uses a systematic approach to problem solving that lets you compute the correct dosage -- every time! Moving from simple to complex problems, the book's unique "Unit Path" technique…  See more details below

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The fully updated Third Edition of this successful learning text makes accurate dosage calculation easier than ever. Using the proven dimensional analysis method, this skill-building guide uses a systematic approach to problem solving that lets you compute the correct dosage -- every time! Moving from simple to complex problems, the book's unique "Unit Path" technique lets you visualize the proper approach to each calculation. With this text, you'll solve real-life dosage equations and conversions without time-consuming memorization -- while reducing errors and building confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608317905
Publisher:
LWW
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Edition description:
Fifth
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1Clinical Calculations1
Chapter 1Arithmetic Review3
Arabic Numbers and Roman Numerals4
Exercise 1.1Arabic Numbers and Roman Numerals5
Fractions7
Multiplying Fractions8
Exercise 1.2Multiplying Fractions8
Dividing Fractions9
Exercise 1.3Dividing Fractions10
Decimals11
Rounding Decimals11
Exercise 1.4Rounding Decimals12
Multiplying Decimals12
Exercise 1.5Multiplying Decimals12
Dividing Decimals13
Exercise 1.6Dividing Decimals14
Converting Fractions to Decimals14
Exercise 1.7Converting Fractions to Decimals15
Practice Problems16
Post-Test19
Answer Key21
Chapter 2Systems of Measurement and Common Equivalents29
Systems of Measurement30
The Metric System30
The Apothecary System31
The Household System32
Temperature33
Common Equivalents34
Practice Problems34
Post-Test37
Answer Key39
Chapter 3Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis41
Terms Used in Dimensional Analysis42
The Five Steps of Dimensional Analysis42
Exercise 3.1Dimensional Analysis46
Practice Problems49
Post-Test51
Answer Key53
Chapter 4One-Factor Medication Problems59
Interpretation of Medication Orders60
Right Patient60
Right Drug60
Right Dosage60
Right Route61
Right Time61
Exercise 4.1Interpretation of Medication Orders61
One-Factor Medication Problems62
Principles of Rounding65
Exercise 4.2One-Factor Medication Problems68
Components of a Drug Label68
Identifying the Components68
Exercise 4.3Identifying the Components of Drug Labels69
Solving Problems With Components of Drug Labels71
Exercise 4.4Problems With Components of Drug Labels73
Administering Medication by Different Routes74
Enteral Medications74
Exercise 4.5Administering Enteral Medications79
Parenteral Medications80
Exercise 4.6Administering Parenteral Medications85
Practice Problems87
Post-Test91
Answer Key97
Chapter 5Two-Factor Medication Problems103
Medication Problems Involving Weight104
Exercise 5.1Pediatric Medication Problems Involving Weight106
Medication Problems Involving Reconstitution108
Exercise 5.2Medication Problems Involving Reconstitution111
Medication Problems Involving Intravenous Pumps112
Exercise 5.3Medication Problems Involving Intravenous Pumps115
Medication Problems Involving Drop Factors116
Exercise 5.4Medication Problems Involving Drop Factors120
Medication Problems Involving Intermittent Infusion120
Exercise 5.5Medication Problems Involving Intermittent Infusion122
Practice Problems124
Post-Test127
Answer Key131
Chapter 6Three-Factor Medication Problems137
Exercise 6.1Medication Problems Involving Dosage, Weight, and Time144
Practice Problems150
Post-Test153
Answer Key159
Section 2Practice Problems163
One-Factor Practice Problems165
Two-Factor Practice Problems179
Three-Factor Practice Problems190
Comprehensive Practice Problems195
Answer Key199
Section 3Case Studies211
Case Study 1Congestive Heart Failure213
Case Study 2COPD/Emphysema214
Case Study 3Small Cell Lung Cancer215
Case Study 4Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)216
Case Study 5Sickle Cell Anemia217
Case Study 6Deep Vein Thrombosis217
Case Study 7Bone Marrow Transplant218
Case Study 8Pneumonia219
Case Study 9Pain220
Case Study 10Cirrhosis221
Case Study 11Hyperemesis Gravidarum221
Case Study 12Preeclampsia222
Case Study 13Premature Labor223
Case Study 14Cystic Fibrosis224
Case Study 15Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)225
Case Study 16Leukemia226
Case Study 17Sepsis227
Case Study 18Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia228
Case Study 19Cerebral Palsy229
Case Study 20Hyperbilirubinemia230
Case Study 21Spontaneous Abortion231
Case Study 22Bipolar Disorder232
Case Study 23Anorexia Nervosa232
Case Study 24Clinical Depression233
Case Study 25Alzheimer's Disease234
Answer Key235
Section 4Comprehensive Post-Test245
AppendixEducational Theory of Dimensional Analysis251
Index255

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