Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach / Edition 2

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Overview

Master dosage calculations with the ratio-proportion version of the best-selling book from Gloria D. Pickar! Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach 2e builds upon core strengths that made Dosage Calculations a market leader. This trusted book includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments. Basic and advanced calculations are thoroughly covered, including intravenous and those specific to the pediatric patient.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418015633
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/22/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gloria D. Pickar RN, EdD is the Dean of Open Campus, Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Mathematics Review 1 Fractions and Decimals 2 Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion Section 2: Measurement Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug Labels 3 Systems of Measurement 4 Conversions: Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems 5 Conversions for Other Clinical Applications: Time and Temperature 6 Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement 7 Interpreting Drug Orders 8 Understanding Drug Labels 9 Preventing Medication Errors Section 3: Drug Dosage Calculations 10 Oral Dosage of Drugs 11 Parenteral Dosage of Drugs 12 Reconstitution of Solutions 13 Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight Advanced Calculations 14 Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations 15 Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Required text for my nursing program. I used it to review for a challenge

    exam. The ratio-proportion approach is a solid one because it provides the tools to solve any dosage calculation rather than an approach that teaches a rule for every type of problem. The examples are based on clinical situations and include using syringes, dosage cups, IV drips etc. There are plenty of practice problems with solutions in the back of the text. I think it's a solid text, especially for those familiar with the concepts of ration/proportion/unit cancellation. It is a bit pricey for a paperback that arrived with the wimpy cover already curling but textbooks aren't made the way they used to be.

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