Calculations for Veterinary Nurses / Edition 1

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Overview

This handy pocket book will help veterinary nurses with all types of calculations. Numerous worked examples are included to develop the reader's confidence in carrying out the procedures involved. Each type of calculation has its own separate section in the book and the authors have used the simplest possible method in explaining each one. The book is structured in such a way that the reader can progress from a simple explanation of the arithmetic principles involved, to the application of these principles to essential veterinary calculations.

Qualified veterinary nurses and students alike will find this book an invaluable reference source, whether performing relevant veterinary calculations or studying for professional examinations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"every veterinary practice should keep a copy in its library, so that the practice nurses can remind themselves of how to work out calculations in their day-to-day work. This is a very readable book and one that I unreservedly recommend.” Veterinary Nursing
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Kent Davis, DVM, B.S.(University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital)
Description: This book covers commonly used calculations in veterinary medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an easy reference for commonly used calculations in veterinary medicine. This is a very worthy objective that the authors have met.
Audience: This book is primarily useful to all veterinary medicine professionals. The authors are credible in their presentation of formulas and other mathematical material.
Features: Dosages, unit conversions, flow rates, and general calculations of medicine are but a few of the useful formulas and charts covered.
Assessment: "This is definitely a useful adjunct to the veterinary nurse's or practitioner's medical library. Besides the information and occasional calculations found at the back of other veterinary books, this is the first reference of calcualtions dedicated solely to veterinary nurses. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632054985
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/13/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Disclaimer.

Common Abbreviations Used in Text.

Units, Conversion Factors and Related Medical Abbreviations.

Basic Principles.

Changing the Concentration of a Solution.

Calculating Energy Requirements.

Dosages - Oral Route.

Dosages - Injections.

Rehydration of the Patient.

Fluid Therapy - Rates of Administration.

Anaesthetic Gases - Flow Rates.

Radiography.

Value Added Tax (VAT).

Examination Techniques.

Index

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