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

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

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

SECTION I MATHEMATICS REVIEW: Diagnostic Evaluation. Chapter 1 Math Review- Arabic Numbers, Roman NumberalsFraction and Decimals. Chapter 2 Math Review-Ratio, Percent, Simple Equations, Ratios and Proportions. Section I: Self-Evaluation, Time and Temperature. SECTION II MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, DRUG ORDERS, & DRUG LABELS: Chapter 3 Systems of Measurement. Chapter 4 Conversions: Metric, Apothecary and Household Systems. Chapter 5 Conversions for Other Clinical Applications. Chapter 6 Equipment Used in Dosages Measurement. Chapter 7 Interpreting Drug Orders. Chapter 8 Understanding Drug Labels. Section II: Self-Evaluation. SECTION III DRUG DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: Chapter 9 Oral Dosages of Drugs. Chapter 10 Parenteral Dosage of Drugs. Chapter 11 Calculating with Ratio and Proportion. Chapter 12 Pediatric Dosages. Section III: Self-Evaluationt. SECTION IV ADVANCED CALCULATION: Chapter 13 Reconstitution of Non-Injectable Solutions. Chapter 14 Intravenous Solutions, Equipment and Calculations. Chapter 15 Advanced Pediatric Calculations. Chapter 16 Advanced Adult Calculations. Section IV Self-Evaluation. Essential Skills Evaluation Comprehensive Skills Evaluation. Answer Key. Index.

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