Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! / Edition 3

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! / Edition 3

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1582553920

ISBN-13: 9781582553924

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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.

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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. Readers can access up-to-the-minute drug information at eDruginfo.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582553924
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Incredibly Easy! Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

    Part I: Math basics

  1. Fractions
  2. Decimals and percentages
  3. Ratios, fractions, proportions, and solving for X
  4. Dimensional analysis

    Part II: Measurement systems

  5. Metric system
  6. Alternative measurement systems

    Part III: Recording drug administration

  7. Drug orders
  8. Administration records
  9. Preventing medication errors

    Part IV: Oral, topical, and rectal drugs

  10. Calculating oral drug dosages
  11. Calculating topical and rectal dosages

    Part V: Parenteral administrations

  12. Calculating parenteral injections
  13. Calculating I.V. infusions

    Part VI: Special calculations

  14. Calculating pediatric dosages
  15. Calculating obstetric dosages
  16. Calculating critical care dosages

    Appendices and Index

    • Practice makes perfect
    • Table of conversions
    • Summary of dosage calculation formulas
    • Glossary
    • Selected references

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