Henke's Med-Math: Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration / Edition 6

Henke's Med-Math: Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration / Edition 6

by Susan Buchholz, Grace Henke
     
 

Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling text features a highly visual, hands-on approach to learning dosage calculations and principles of drug administration. It presents step-by-step approaches to solving problems and includes dosage problems that simulate actual clinical experience. Each chapter includes numerous examples, self-tests, and proficiency

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Overview

Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling text features a highly visual, hands-on approach to learning dosage calculations and principles of drug administration. It presents step-by-step approaches to solving problems and includes dosage problems that simulate actual clinical experience. Each chapter includes numerous examples, self-tests, and proficiency tests.

This edition presents all four methods of calculation side by side: ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. New material on enteral feedings, heparin infusions, and insulin infusions is included. Drug labels are current, and problems use JCAHO-approved abbreviations. A handy quick-reference plastic pull-out card shows conversions and formulas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781776288
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Arithmetic Needed for Dosage 1
  2. Interpreting the Language of Prescriptions 27
  3. Drug Labels and Packaging 47
  4. Dosage Measurement systems 66
  5. Drug Preparations and Equipment to Measure Doses 85
  6. Calculation of Oral Medications- Solids and Liquids 101
  7. Liquids for Injection 129
  8. Injections from Powders 169
  9. Calculation of Basic IV Drip Rates 191
  10. Special Types of Intravenous Calculations 217
  11. Dosage Problems for Infants and Children 242
  12. Information Basic to Administering Drugs 268
  13. Administration Procedures 288

Appendix A. Dimensional Analysis 322

Appendix B. Proficiency Test Answers 326

Glossary 361

Index 367

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