Dosage Calculations / Edition 5

Dosage Calculations / Edition 5

by Gloria D. Pickar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0827367805

ISBN-13: 9780827367807

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827367807
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Series:
Nursing Education Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Student
Using This Book
Common Medical Abbreviations
Ch. 1Mathematics Review for Dosage Calculations1
Ch. 2Systems of Measurement31
Ch. 3Conversions41
Ch. 4Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement57
Ch. 5Interpreting Drug Orders71
Ch. 6Understanding Drug Labels85
Ch. 7Oral Dosage of Drugs96
Ch. 8Parenteral Dosage of Drugs125
Ch. 9Using Ratio-Proportion to Calculate Dosages165
Ch. 10Pediatric Dosages173
Ch. 11Intravenous Calculations190
Ch. 12Advanced Intravenous Calculations219
posttest 1245
posttest 2251
answers271
index313

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