Calculation of Drug Dosages / Edition 7

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This popular dosage calculation book helps the student master the critical skills necessary to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages. The text features an extensive review of mathematics and employs the three most common methods of calculation: ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. A full-color design throughout highlights more than 180 drug labels. The new edition includes a FREE CD-ROM with drug calculation problems as well as new chapters on automated medication dispension systems and dimensional analysis.

* Utilizes a full-color design and interesting design elements throughout to provide an attractive, visually stimulating presentation.
• Features numerous labels, syringes, and equipment illustrations to simulate the clinical setting.
• Employs a large, workbook trim size to enable students to work out solutions right in the book.
• Features actual examples of Medication Administration Records in Chapter 9 to increase the clinical reality of the material.
• Includes clinical descriptions with each practice problem to reflect realistic health care situations.
• Introduces and consistently uses SI Units to reinforce the understanding and use of this international standard of measurement.
• Presents a chapter on "How to Read Drug Labels" to help students read and understand all information on the label.
• Concludes with an updated comprehensive posttest featuring clinical scenarios and medication labels to allow students to evaluate their progress.

(Includes a FREE CD-ROM)

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: 9780323018883
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/7/2003
  • Edition description: 7th Edition Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

REVIEW OF MATHEMATICS · Mathematics Pre-test · Fractions · Decimals · Percents · Ratios · Proportions · Mathematics Post-test · UNITS AND MEASUREMENTS FOR THE CALCULATION OF DRUG DOSAGES · Metric and Household Measurements · Apothecaries' and Household Measurements · Equivalents Between Apothecaries' and Metric Measurements · CALCULATIONS OF DRUG DOSAGES · Interpretation of the Physician's Orders · How to Read Drug Labels · Oral Dosages · Parenteral Dosages · Dosages Measured in Units · Intravenous Flow Rates · · Dimensional Analysis · Automated Medication Dispension Systems · Pediatric Dosages · Special Considerations for the Elderly · Home Care Considerations · Comprehensive Posttest · Glossary · Answer Key
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