Math and Meds for Nurses / Edition 2

Math and Meds for Nurses / Edition 2

by Dolores Saxton, Norma Ercolano O'Neill, Colleen Glavinspiehs, Norma Ercolano-O'Neill
     
 

ISBN-10: 1401834566

ISBN-13: 9781401834562

Pub. Date: 06/30/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's challenging health care environment. Allow Math and Meds for Nurses to equip you with the tools to understand calculation through utilization of the three major methods: formula, ratio & proportion, and dimensional analysis. The second edition covers a breadth of dosage calculation topics, from

Overview


Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's challenging health care environment. Allow Math and Meds for Nurses to equip you with the tools to understand calculation through utilization of the three major methods: formula, ratio & proportion, and dimensional analysis. The second edition covers a breadth of dosage calculation topics, from measuring systems to intravenous medications. Special VIP (very important principle) boxes also teach important safety consideration such as prevention of medication errors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401834562
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents


UNIT 1 REVIEW OF BASIC MATHEMATICS RELATED TO DOSAGE COMPUTATION 1: Chapter 1 Pretest in the Mathematics Involved in Dosage Computation. Chapter 2 Roman Numerals 9. Chapter 3 Fractions. Chapter 4 Decimals. Chapter 5 Percents. Chapter 6 Ratio. Chapter 7 Proportion. Chapter 8 Posttest in the Mathematics Involved in Dosage Computation. UNIT 2 SYSTEMS OF MEASUREMENT. Chapter 9 Celsius (Centigrade) and Fahrenheit Temperature. Chapter 10 The Household System. Chapter 11 The Apothecaries System. Chapter 12 The Metric System. Chapter 13 Determining Equivalents and Converting Between the Systems of Measurement. UNIT 3 PREPARING FOR THE SAFE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS. Chapter 14 Abbreviations Used in Administering Medications. Chapter 15 Administering Medications and Interpreting Drug Labels. UNIT 4 ORAL AND PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS. Chapter 16 Computing Oral Medications. Chapter 17 Computing Parenteral Medications. UNIT 5 INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS AND MEDICATIONS. Chapter 18 Intravenous Fluid Therapy and Computing Flow Rates. Chapter 19 Computing Intravenous Medications. Chapter 20 Intravenous Medications for Adults in Special Situations. UNIT 6 MEDICATION DOSAGES FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN. Chapter 21 Computing Dosage for Infants and Children. UNIT 7 ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF CALCULATING DOSAGES. Chapter 22 Using the Formula Method. Chapter 23 Using Dimensional Analysis. Chapter 24 Medication Orders and Medication Records Applied to Clinical Situations. Chapter 25 Posttest in Computation of Drugs and Solutions. Appendix Solutions for Self-Evaluation and Review Sets.

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