Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide

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Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with critical information on calculating dosages accurately, in a streamlined, bulleted, quick-reference format. The book is pocket-sized for easy reference anytime, anywhere, and uses illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses grasp key points quickly.

Chapters cover math basics; measurement systems; drug administration; oral, topical, and rectal drugs; parenteral drugs; I.V. infusions; and calculations for pediatric, obstetric, and critical care patients. Logos include Dodging Drug Dangers—advice on avoiding drug errors; Help Desk—best practices tips; Calculation Clues—aids for overcoming math phobias; and Memory Jogger—helpful mnemonics.

Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with critical information on calculating dosages accurately, in a streamlined, bulleted, quick-reference format. The book is pocket-sized for easy reference anytime, anywhere, and uses illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses grasp key points quickly. Chapters cover math basics; measurement systems; drug administration; oral, topical, and rectal drugs; parenteral drugs; I.V. infusions; and calculations for pediatric, obstetric, and critical care patients. Logos include Dodging Drug Dangers--advice on avoiding drug errors; Help Desk--best practices tips; Calculation Clues--aids for overcoming math phobias; and Memory Jogger--helpful mnemonics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582555379
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 495,883

Table of Contents

The thoroughly updated Third Edition of this practical, entertaining reference is a complete and clear guide to calculating drug dosages. After reviewing basic math, the book shows nurses how to interpret hundreds of sample drug orders and perform hundreds of complex dosage calculations. Abundant illustrations and checklists help readers remember key points.

This edition includes NCLEX®-style questions throughout the text, a new chapter on preventing medication errors, and an expanded chapter applying dimensional analysis to practical dosage calculation problems. The expanded Practice Makes Perfect section includes alternate-format NCLEX®-style questions.

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