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Overview

This best-selling resource presents the principles of calculating medication dosages emphasizing the formula method - D/H x Q= X. The expanded math coverage includes: a pretest; post tests at the end of each section; two chapters of math review.

Features:

  • Contains updated photos and illustrations of equipment and drug labels
  • New critical thinking scenarios show the implications of medication errors and how they can be prevented
  • A new chapter on reconstitution of noninjectable solutions includes topical irrigants, soaks, and nutritional formulas and feedings applicable in home health care s well as other health care settings
  • Hundreds of new practice problems reinforce key principles and concepts of dosage calculations throughout, with answers and many solutions to provide immediate feedback
  • Applies calculations across the life span
  • Contains extensive content on insulin and heparin calculations
  • Discusses methods used to calculate intravenous administrations, including advanced concepts
  • Provides alternative problem-solving approach using ratio-proportion method
  • Two comprehensive practice tests cover the key areas of dosage calculations taught in the book
  • Interactive CD-ROM contains additional test questions

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Deborah Ann Adams
This fifth edition of the dosage calculations workbook provides opportunities for both nursing students and practicing nurses to increase their precision in calculating safe drug doses for various age groups and improving their proficiency in medication administration using various methods of delivery. This edition expands coverage of pediatric, obstetric, heparin, and critical care IV calculations. The purpose is to provide a practical workbook to assist readers to practice independently and improve their accuracy and confidence with dosage calculations and determinations about whether prescribed drugs are within safe recommended dosing ranges. This book is targeted for nursing students and nursing professionals in various healthcare settings who want to improve their dosage calculation skills and critical thinking related to interpretation of prescribed medications and administration techniques. This user-friendly workbook walks the participant through the calculation process step by step. The book describes two alternative formula methods and provides actual drug labels for use in the calculation process. It features real clinical dosage calculation patient situations to enhance the nurse's critical thinking skills and accuracy. Actual size photography of syringes and other equipment are featured to more clearly illustrate content. A CD-ROM interactive disc is also included. This is an excellent workbook for healthcare personnel interested in improving their accuracy and proficiency in dosage calculation and medication administration. In addition to providing practice in drug calculation, the book includes practice problems in conversion of measurements, analysis of prescribedmedication orders for safe dose range, selection of various methods of medication administration, and case studies and practice tests to enhance the reader's precision and critical thinking skills. This book is appropriate for nursing students (especially those in introductory skills lab courses) and for nursing libraries.
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Reviewer: Deborah Ann Adams, PhD, RN (Boston College School of Nursing)
Description: This fifth edition of the dosage calculations workbook provides opportunities for both nursing students and practicing nurses to increase their precision in calculating safe drug doses for various age groups and improving their proficiency in medication administration using various methods of delivery. This edition expands coverage of pediatric, obstetric, heparin, and critical care IV calculations.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical workbook to assist readers to practice independently and improve their accuracy and confidence with dosage calculations and determinations about whether prescribed drugs are within safe recommended dosing ranges.
Audience: This book is targeted for nursing students and nursing professionals in various healthcare settings who want to improve their dosage calculation skills and critical thinking related to interpretation of prescribed medications and administration techniques.
Features: This user-friendly workbook walks the participant through the calculation process step by step. The book describes two alternative formula methods and provides actual drug labels for use in the calculation process. It features real clinical dosage calculation patient situations to enhance the nurse's critical thinking skills and accuracy. Actual size photography of syringes and other equipment are featured to more clearly illustrate content. A CD-ROM interactive disc is also included.
Assessment: This is an excellent workbook for healthcare personnel interested in improving their accuracy and proficiency in dosage calculation and medication administration. In addition to providing practice in drug calculation, the book includes practice problems in conversion of measurements, analysis of prescribed medication orders for safe dose range, selection of various methods of medication administration, and case studies and practice tests to enhance the reader's precision and critical thinking skills. This book is appropriate for nursing students (especially those in introductory skills lab courses) and for nursing libraries.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766862869
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/6/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

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. She is also the author of nine editions of best-selling DOSAGE CALCULATIONS.

Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Student
Using This Book
Common Medical Abbreviations
Ch. 1 Mathematics Review for Dosage Calculations 1
Ch. 2 Systems of Measurement 31
Ch. 3 Conversions 41
Ch. 4 Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement 57
Ch. 5 Interpreting Drug Orders 71
Ch. 6 Understanding Drug Labels 85
Ch. 7 Oral Dosage of Drugs 96
Ch. 8 Parenteral Dosage of Drugs 125
Ch. 9 Using Ratio-Proportion to Calculate Dosages 165
Ch. 10 Pediatric Dosages 173
Ch. 11 Intravenous Calculations 190
Ch. 12 Advanced Intravenous Calculations 219
posttest 1 245
posttest 2 251
answers 271
index 313
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2005

    Thsi Book is a Godsend!

    Thsi book was the first book that really helped me understand dosage calculations and how they work. I have always struggled with math, and this book cleared up all my problems. This is a terrific resource. I use it all the time!

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