Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Nurses & Technicians / Edition 1

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Overview

This reader-friendly guide helps veterinary nurses and technicians use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. Self-assessment questions, examples, logos, clinical hints and tips clarify important concepts and ensure that readers master everything they need to know about calculations in their day-to-day clinical environment.

• Content covers everything readers need to know about veterinary nursing calculations in a user-friendly format.
• All aspects of mathematics that apply to veterinary nursing and technology are clearly explained.
• Extensive illustrations clarify important points and help readers understand the material.
• Self-test sections, plus clinical hints and tips, ensure retention of core facts.
• Guidance on avoiding potential pitfalls and common errors is provided.

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"This is a head-banging subject, which many try to steer clear of, made easy and fun - I wish there had been a book published of this kind when I was undergoing my veterinary nursing training. Every veterinary practice should have this affordable, easy-to-read book in its library, and it is a must for training practices. The foreword hits home the importance of mathematics in the veterinary world.

The 18 chapters are easily readable, with step-by-step instructions, and well-illustrated with relevant photographs and diagrams... Each chapter starts with an introduction, learning objectives and a calcualtion example. Once the reader has grasped the theory, he or she can then practise the calculations. Calculation errors commonly made in practice are highlighted and explained in plain terms, enabling readers to improve their practical skills.

Chapters 8 and 18 are important chapters for student animal nursing assistants (ANAs). Chapter 8 covers calculations for oral medications, which may help with the written exams, while chapter 18 covers mean, median and mode averages, which may assist with the client survey case log." Melissa Mantle VN, Veterinary Nursing, December 2004

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750656740
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/29/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Forewords by Joy Howell & Margi Sirois

Preface

1. Calculations involving fractions

2. Decimals & percentages

3. Scientific notation

4. Ratio & proportion

5. Dimensional analysis

6. Clinical applications of basic principles

7. Measurement systems

8. Oral medication

9. Parenteral medication

10. Clinical problems using dosage calculations

11. Solutions

12. Clinical problems using solutions

13. Intravenous fluids

14. Constant rate infusions

15. Dilutions

16. Clinical problems using dilutions

17. Anaesthesia & nutrition applications

18. Statistics & quality control

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