Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! [NOOK Book]

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Now in its Fourth Edition, Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! contains everything health care practitioners need to review and students need to learn about calculating drug dosages. This entertaining and informative reference reviews the basic math needed to perform dosage calculation, including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. It walks the nurse through the interpretation of hundreds of examples of drug orders and the performance of hundreds of complex dosage calculations, and ...
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Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

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Overview

Now in its Fourth Edition, Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! contains everything health care practitioners need to review and students need to learn about calculating drug dosages. This entertaining and informative reference reviews the basic math needed to perform dosage calculation, including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. It walks the nurse through the interpretation of hundreds of examples of drug orders and the performance of hundreds of complex dosage calculations, and provides information on deciphering difficult abbreviations, dealing with unclear handwriting, reading medication labels, selecting administration equipment, and more. Special elements found throughout the book make it easy to remember key points.
Purchasers of this edition will also have access to the newest information on drugs at edruginfo.com.

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(R)-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(R)-style questions. Readers can access up-to-the-minute drug information at eDruginfo.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451153279
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 505,810
  • File size: 17 MB
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Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants
Foreword
Pt. I Math basics
1 Fractions 3
2 Decimals and percentages 25
3 Ratios, fractions, proportions, and solving for X 45
4 Dimensional analysis 65
Pt. II Measurement systems
5 Metric system 77
6 Alternative measurement systems 91
Pt. III Recording drug administration
7 Drug orders 109
8 Administration records 121
Pt. IV Oral, topical, and rectal drugs
9 Calculating oral drug dosages 135
10 Calculating topical and rectal drug dosages 163
Pt. V Parenteral administration
11 Calculating parenteral injections 175
12 Calculating I.V. infusions 205
Pt. VI Special calculations
13 Calculating pediatric dosages 235
14 Calculating obstetric drug dosages 255
15 Calculating critical care dosages 269
Practice makes perfect 284
Glossary 302
Index 305
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    Posted February 10, 2012

    Dosage Calculations

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