Dosage Calculation Practices for Nurses / Edition 2

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Overview

Raise your confidence when it comes to dosage calculations with the 2nd Edition of Dosage Calculation Practice for Nurses. With over 1,000 new questions, this book provides additional practice important for accurately calculating dosages, a necessity for safe nursing practice. Learners can master both basic and advanced calculations in a variety of medication forms and routes including tablets, capsules, liquids, powders, oral, and intravenous infusions. Answers for each question are provided in an appendix as well as comprehensive examination. Use this unique tool in conjunction with any dosage calculation learning product or to refresh your skills for a return to the clinical setting.

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Meet the Author

Dr. Bonita Broyles is a former course coordinator and instructor at Piedmont Community College, where she twice received the Faculty Excellence Award, in addition to multiple Outstanding Faculty Awards. She continued her career as a nursing instructor for Columbus Technical Institute, and Patient Teaching and Discharge Planning Coordinator in Gynecology at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Currently a part-time nurse and successful Delmar author, Dr. Broyles began working on PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE in its sixth edition, and has written four other Delmar nursing titles. Dr. Broyles earned her B.S.N. from Ohio State University, M.A. in Educational Media from North Carolina Central University, Ed.D. from LaSalle University, and Ph.D. in Adult Education from St. Regis University.

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Table of Contents

Unit I. MATHEMATICS REVIEW. Roman Numerals, Percents, and Fractions. Conversions. Unit II. ORAL DOSAGE CALCULATIONS—TABLETS AND CAPSULES. Unit III. Oral Dosage Calculations—Liquid Preparations. Unit IV. PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS—SUBCUTANEOUS, INTRAMUSCULAR, AND INTRAVENOUS BOLUS. Unit V. CALCULATING DOSAGES USING POWDER OR CRYSTALLINE-FORM DRUGS REQUIRING Reconstitution. Unit VI. CALCULATING INTRAVENOUS INFUSION RATES. Unit VII. CALCULATING INTRAVENOUS INFUSION USING DRIP FACTORS. Unit VIII. CALCULATING PEDIATRIC DOSAGES USING BODY WEIGHT. Unit IX. ADVANCED CALCULATIONS. Unit X. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS. Appendix: Answers for Unit I. Answers for Unit II. Answers for Unit III. Answers for Unit IV. Answers for Unit V. Answers for Unit VI. Answers for Unit VII. Answers for Unit VIII. Answers for Unit IX. Answers for Unit X. Bibliography.

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