Math for Nurses: A Skill-Builder and Reference Guide for Dosage Calculation

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Kaplan's Math for Nurses is a practical dosage calculation resource for today's busy health care professional. Written to meet the needs of practitioners of nursing at all levels, each chapter breaks down math concepts through step-by-step explanations, practice questions, chapter quizzes, and in-depth answer keys. Nurses can use this book as a review for certification or licensing examinations, or as a go-to reference in your workplace. ...

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Overview

Kaplan's Math for Nurses is a practical dosage calculation resource for today's busy health care professional. Written to meet the needs of practitioners of nursing at all levels, each chapter breaks down math concepts through step-by-step explanations, practice questions, chapter quizzes, and in-depth answer keys. Nurses can use this book as a review for certification or licensing examinations, or as a go-to reference in your workplace. Features:
* Examples and problems for oral, IV, and parenteral medication administration;
* Dosage calculation practice using dimensional analysis, ratio-proportion, and formula methods;
* NEW! More calculation space to work the practice problems;
* FREE! Wallet-sized pull-out measurement and conversions chart;
* Diagnostic quiz to help focus your review;
* Easy-to-follow examples and step-by-step explanations;
* Chapter quizzes with in-depth answer keys for immediate feedback.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607149064
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 360,392
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Kaplan Nursing and Kaplan University School of Nursing offer a wide variety of programs for pre-licensure and post-licensure nurses. Kaplan Nursing is the world’s largest provider of preparation courses for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and offers classroom and online courses to graduates of U.S. nursing schools and nurses educated abroad. Its partnership with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins also provides nursing schools with a program of Integrated Testing that evaluates students’ level of nursing knowledge and remediates knowledge deficits. Kaplan University School of Nursing offers a dynamic educational experience through on-line learning, including a BSN Completion degree, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science, a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and much more. Its faculty members are highly qualified nurse leaders who have a keen appreciation of the issues faced by working adults.  Back  

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

How to Use This Book xi

Part 1 Foundation Skills

Diagnostic Test 3

Chapter 1 Basic Arithmetic 21

Chapter 2 Fractions 41

Chapter 3 Decimals 57

Chapter 4 Percentages 75

Chapter 5 Ratios and Proportions 85

Chapter 6 Rates 103

Part 2 Applications

Chapter 7 Systems of Measurement 119

Chapter 8 Basic Problem Solving and Strategies for Dosage Calculation 135

Chapter 9 Oral Medications 161

Chapter 10 Intravenous Medications 185

Chapter 11 Parenteral Medications 211

Chapter 12 Age-Specific Considerations 237

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