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Your prescription for mastering dosage calculations
Need to learn how to calculate dosages with precision but find yourself looking for some anesthesia instead? Here's your remedy! Dosage Calculations Demystified makes this complex topic easy to absorb.
Written by a graduate nurse, instructor, and bestselling author, Dosage Calculations Demystified covers medication orders and medication labels and explains how to calculate doses using the formula method and the ratio-proportion method. You'll get details on I.V. calculations, pediatric doses, and enteral tube feeding. The book also covers dosage calculations for commonly prescribed drugs, including Heparin and dopamine. Hundreds of examples make it easy to understand the material, and NCLEX-style practice questions help reinforce learning.
This self-teaching guide offers:
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Dosage Calculations Demystified is your key to acing this vital nursing skill.
Chapter 1. Medication Order and Medication
Chapter 2. The Formula Method
Chapter 3. The Ratio-Proportion Method
Chapter 4. Intravenous Calculations
Chapter 5. Calculating Pediatric Doses
Chapter 6. Calculating a Heparin Dose
Chapter 7. Calculating a Dopamine Dose
Chapter 8. Calculating a Dose for Children Using Body Surface Area
Chapter 9. Enteral Tube Feeding
Appendix A. Answering Tricky Questions
Appendix B. Quick Reference
Final Exam—Part 1
Final Exam—Part 2
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions
Posted February 20, 2010
I was struggling with the math calculations while studying for my NCLEX and this book made it all come to light. Step by step directions and then practice and quizes made it easy to understand and now I have no problem with any dosage calculations. Would recommend this highly, a must have..Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 9, 2009
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