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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608317905
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/14/2011
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 119,525
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Clinical Calculations 1
Chapter 1 Arithmetic Review 3
Arabic Numbers and Roman Numerals 4
Exercise 1.1 Arabic Numbers and Roman Numerals 5
Fractions 7
Multiplying Fractions 8
Exercise 1.2 Multiplying Fractions 8
Dividing Fractions 9
Exercise 1.3 Dividing Fractions 10
Decimals 11
Rounding Decimals 11
Exercise 1.4 Rounding Decimals 12
Multiplying Decimals 12
Exercise 1.5 Multiplying Decimals 12
Dividing Decimals 13
Exercise 1.6 Dividing Decimals 14
Converting Fractions to Decimals 14
Exercise 1.7 Converting Fractions to Decimals 15
Practice Problems 16
Post-Test 19
Answer Key 21
Chapter 2 Systems of Measurement and Common Equivalents 29
Systems of Measurement 30
The Metric System 30
The Apothecary System 31
The Household System 32
Temperature 33
Common Equivalents 34
Practice Problems 34
Post-Test 37
Answer Key 39
Chapter 3 Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis 41
Terms Used in Dimensional Analysis 42
The Five Steps of Dimensional Analysis 42
Exercise 3.1 Dimensional Analysis 46
Practice Problems 49
Post-Test 51
Answer Key 53
Chapter 4 One-Factor Medication Problems 59
Interpretation of Medication Orders 60
Right Patient 60
Right Drug 60
Right Dosage 60
Right Route 61
Right Time 61
Exercise 4.1 Interpretation of Medication Orders 61
One-Factor Medication Problems 62
Principles of Rounding 65
Exercise 4.2 One-Factor Medication Problems 68
Components of a Drug Label 68
Identifying the Components 68
Exercise 4.3 Identifying the Components of Drug Labels 69
Solving Problems With Components of Drug Labels 71
Exercise 4.4 Problems With Components of Drug Labels 73
Administering Medication by Different Routes 74
Enteral Medications 74
Exercise 4.5 Administering Enteral Medications 79
Parenteral Medications 80
Exercise 4.6 Administering Parenteral Medications 85
Practice Problems 87
Post-Test 91
Answer Key 97
Chapter 5 Two-Factor Medication Problems 103
Medication Problems Involving Weight 104
Exercise 5.1 Pediatric Medication Problems Involving Weight 106
Medication Problems Involving Reconstitution 108
Exercise 5.2 Medication Problems Involving Reconstitution 111
Medication Problems Involving Intravenous Pumps 112
Exercise 5.3 Medication Problems Involving Intravenous Pumps 115
Medication Problems Involving Drop Factors 116
Exercise 5.4 Medication Problems Involving Drop Factors 120
Medication Problems Involving Intermittent Infusion 120
Exercise 5.5 Medication Problems Involving Intermittent Infusion 122
Practice Problems 124
Post-Test 127
Answer Key 131
Chapter 6 Three-Factor Medication Problems 137
Exercise 6.1 Medication Problems Involving Dosage, Weight, and Time 144
Practice Problems 150
Post-Test 153
Answer Key 159
Section 2 Practice Problems 163
One-Factor Practice Problems 165
Two-Factor Practice Problems 179
Three-Factor Practice Problems 190
Comprehensive Practice Problems 195
Answer Key 199
Section 3 Case Studies 211
Case Study 1 Congestive Heart Failure 213
Case Study 2 COPD/Emphysema 214
Case Study 3 Small Cell Lung Cancer 215
Case Study 4 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 216
Case Study 5 Sickle Cell Anemia 217
Case Study 6 Deep Vein Thrombosis 217
Case Study 7 Bone Marrow Transplant 218
Case Study 8 Pneumonia 219
Case Study 9 Pain 220
Case Study 10 Cirrhosis 221
Case Study 11 Hyperemesis Gravidarum 221
Case Study 12 Preeclampsia 222
Case Study 13 Premature Labor 223
Case Study 14 Cystic Fibrosis 224
Case Study 15 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) 225
Case Study 16 Leukemia 226
Case Study 17 Sepsis 227
Case Study 18 Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia 228
Case Study 19 Cerebral Palsy 229
Case Study 20 Hyperbilirubinemia 230
Case Study 21 Spontaneous Abortion 231
Case Study 22 Bipolar Disorder 232
Case Study 23 Anorexia Nervosa 232
Case Study 24 Clinical Depression 233
Case Study 25 Alzheimer's Disease 234
Answer Key 235
Section 4 Comprehensive Post-Test 245
Appendix Educational Theory of Dimensional Analysis 251
Index 255
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