Master dosage calculations with the best-selling book! This market-leader from Gloria Pickar 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.
President and Chief Academic Officer, Compass Knowledge Group Bio: Gloria D. Pickar, R.N., Ed.D. is President and Chief Academic Officer of Compass Knowledge Group in Orlando, Florida. She is a former Academic Dean at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida, and is among our most successful Delmar authors. In addition to nine editions of DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, the most popular dosage calculation book on the market, she also authored three editions of Dosage Calculations: A Ratio- Proportion Approach.
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. Using Other Methods to Calculate Dosages 14. Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight Advanced Calculations 15. Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations 16. Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations 17. Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations