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Math for Meds makes learning realistic and exactly as you will encounter in the clinical setting. A choice of ratio and proportion formats allows you to choose the math you are familiar with. Simple and easy to use formulas are included for many calculations.
Extensive coverage of intravenous therapy includes basic IV setups, types of IV solutions, interpreting IV orders, and calculating safe dosages. Illustrated explanations will familiarize you with state of the art electronic infusion devices.
Special sections include pediatric calculations and medication administration, insulin dosages, heparin therapy, flow rates and titrations in critical care, and more. This exciting and comprehensive text is guaranteed to teach everything you need to know about dosages and solutions!
The book contains color illustrations.
|Ch. 1||Relative value, addition and subtraction of decimals||2|
|Ch. 2||Multiplication and division of decimals||11|
|Ch. 3||Solving common fraction equations||22|
|Ch. 4||Metric, international (SI) system||36|
|Ch. 5||Additional drug measures : unit, percentage, milliquivalent, ratio, apothecary, household||46|
|Ch. 6||Reading oral medication labels||56|
|Ch. 7||Hypodermic syringe measurement||76|
|Ch. 8||Reading parenteral medication labels||93|
|Ch. 9||Reconstitution of powdered drugs||111|
|Ch. 10||Measuring insulin dosages||125|
|Ch. 11||Dosage calculation using ratio and proportion||140|
|Ch. 12||Formula method||171|
|Ch. 13||Adult and pediatric dosages based on body weight||180|
|Ch. 14||Adult and pediatric dosages based on body surface area||195|
|Ch. 15||Introduction to IV therapy||206|
|Ch. 16||IV flow rate calculation||220|
|Ch. 17||Calculating IV infusion and completion times||237|
|Ch. 18||IV medication and titration calculations||257|
|Ch. 19||Heparin infusion calculations||275|
|Ch. 20||Pediatric oral and parenteral medications||288|
|Ch. 21||Pediatric intravenous medications||295|
|App. A||Medication administration records||309|