Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition / Edition 3
  • Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Robert Lapham, Heather Agar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340987332

ISBN-13: 9780340987339

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context.

Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations,

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Overview

This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context.

Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340987339
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Pre-test

First principles

Mathematics

Basics
Percent and percentages
Units and equivalences
Drug strengths or concentrations

Performing calculations

Dosage calculations
Moles and millimoles
Infusion rate calculations

Administering medicines

Action and administration of medicines
Infusion devices
Children and medicines
The elderly and medicines
Sources and interpretation of drug information
Revision test

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