Calculation of Drug Dosages: A Work Text / Edition 8

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Overview

Known for its textbook/workbook format, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 10th Edition makes it easy to master the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your math skills, and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any inexperience or weaknesses you may have. Written by nursing experts Sheila Ogden and Linda Fluharty, this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence.

  • An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Over 1,800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations.
  • A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge.
  • Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter.
  • An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety.
  • Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems.
  • Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content.
  • A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding.
  • Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods.
  • 25 flash cards on Evolve contain abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book, allowing you to study at your own pace.
  • UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market.
  • NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included, and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix.
  • NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.

Utilizes a full-color design and interesting design elements throughout to provide an attractive, visually stimulating presentation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323045889
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.56 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Review of Mathematics
Review of Mathematics Pretest
1. Fractions
2. Decimals
3. Percents
4. Ratios
5. Proportions
Review of Mathematics Posttest
Part II: Units and Measurements for the Calculation of Drug Dosages
6. Metric and Household Measurements
7. Calculations Used in Patient Assessments
Part III: Preparation for Calculation of Drug Dosages
8. Safety in Medication Administration
9. Interpretation of the Physician's Orders
10. Reading Medication Labels
Part IV: Calculation of Drug Dosages
11. Oral Dosages
12. Parenteral Dosages
13. Dosages Measured in Units
14. Reconstitution of Medications
15. Intravenous Flow Rates
16. Intravenous for Dosages Measured in Units
17. Critical Care IV Flow Rates
18. Pediatric Dosages
19. Obstetric Dosages
Comprehensive Posttest
Glossary
Appendix
Index
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