Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians (CRC Press Pharmacy Education)

Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians (CRC Press Pharmacy Education)

by Indra K. Reddy, Mansoor Khan, Mansoor A. Khan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587161478

ISBN-13: 9781587161476

Pub. Date: 09/26/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Accurately calculating medication dosages is a critical element in pharmaceutical care that directly affects optimal patient outcomes. Unfortunately, medication dosage errors happen in pharmacies, in hospitals, or even at home or in homecare settings everyday. In extreme cases, even minor dosage errors can have dire consequences. Careful calculations are essential to

Overview

Accurately calculating medication dosages is a critical element in pharmaceutical care that directly affects optimal patient outcomes. Unfortunately, medication dosage errors happen in pharmacies, in hospitals, or even at home or in homecare settings everyday. In extreme cases, even minor dosage errors can have dire consequences. Careful calculations are essential to providing optimal medical and pharmaceutical care.

Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians fills the need for a basic reference that students and professionals can use to help them understand and perform accurate calculations. Organized in a natural progression from the basic to the complex, the book includes:

  • Roman and Arabic Numerals
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Ratios,
    proportions, and percentages
  • Systems of measurement including household conversions
  • Interpretation of medication orders
  • Isotonicity, pH,
    buffers, and reconstitutions
  • Intravenous flow rates
  • Insulin and Heparin products
  • Pediatric dosage
  • Business math

    Packed with numerous solved examples and practice problems, the book presents the math in a step-by-step style that allows readers to quickly grasp concepts. The authors explain the fundamentals simply and clearly and include ample practice problems that help readers become proficient. The focus on critical thinking, real-life problem scenarios, and the self-test format make Essential Math and Calculations for Pharmacy
    Technicians an indispensable learning tool.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781587161476
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    09/26/2003
    Series:
    Pharmacy Education Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    238
    Product dimensions:
    6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

    Table of Contents

    Working with Roman and Arabic Numerals
    Using Fractions and Decimals in Pharmacy Math
    Using Ratios, Proportions and Percentages in Dosage Calculations
    Applying Systems of Measurements
    Interpreting Medication Orders
    Identifying Prescription Errors and Omissions
    Working with Liquid Dosage Forms
    Working with Solid Dosage Forms
    Adjusting Isotonicity
    Working with Buffer and Ionization Values
    Dealing with Reconstitutions
    Determining Milliequivalent Strengths
    Calculating Caloric Values
    Determining IV Flow Rates
    Working with Insulin and Heparin Products
    Appendices:
    A: Working with Temperature Conversions
    B: Working with Capsule Dosage Forms
    C: Dealing with Pediatric Dosages
    D: Understanding Essential Business Math

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