Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! / Edition 2

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! / Edition 2

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1582551340

ISBN-13: 9781582551340

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This entertaining guide is now more fun, more up-to-date, and even easier to use — an indispensable resource for nurses who want to take the stress out of dosage calculations. New to this edition are a chapter on dimensional analysis; numerous lighthearted learning aids called "Cheat Sheets"; and "Practice Makes Perfect" — case study questions and answers

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Overview

This entertaining guide is now more fun, more up-to-date, and even easier to use — an indispensable resource for nurses who want to take the stress out of dosage calculations. New to this edition are a chapter on dimensional analysis; numerous lighthearted learning aids called "Cheat Sheets"; and "Practice Makes Perfect" — case study questions and answers that let nurses assess their progress. Contents include math basics; measurement systems; drug orders and administration records; calculating oral, topical, and rectal drug dosages; calculating parenteral injections and I.V. infusions; and calculating pediatric, obstetric, and critical care dosages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582551340
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Incredibly Easy! Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants
Foreword
Pt. IMath basics
1Fractions3
2Decimals and percentages25
3Ratios, fractions, proportions, and solving for X45
4Dimensional analysis65
Pt. IIMeasurement systems
5Metric system77
6Alternative measurement systems91
Pt. IIIRecording drug administration
7Drug orders109
8Administration records121
Pt. IVOral, topical, and rectal drugs
9Calculating oral drug dosages135
10Calculating topical and rectal drug dosages163
Pt. VParenteral administration
11Calculating parenteral injections175
12Calculating I.V. infusions205
Pt. VISpecial calculations
13Calculating pediatric dosages235
14Calculating obstetric drug dosages255
15Calculating critical care dosages269
Practice makes perfect284
Glossary302
Index305

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