Henke's Med-Math: Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration / Edition 4

Henke's Med-Math: Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration / Edition 4

by Susan Buchholz, Grace Henke, Grace Henki
     
 

Now in its Fourth Edition, this renowned text continues to teach effective calculation methods to nurses. With a systematic, organized approach that progresses from simple to complex problems. Features include self-tests at the end of each new area, with answers provided, and proficiency tests are featured at the end of each chapter. The core of the book covers

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Now in its Fourth Edition, this renowned text continues to teach effective calculation methods to nurses. With a systematic, organized approach that progresses from simple to complex problems. Features include self-tests at the end of each new area, with answers provided, and proficiency tests are featured at the end of each chapter. The core of the book covers dosage calculation while ending chapters cover information basi to drug administration, such as legal and ethical considerations and pharmacokinetics. New features to this edition include full-color illustrations; an accompanying interactive CD-ROM with practice problems; enhanced content on the ratio-proportion method; and, critical thinking case studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781736343
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.64(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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