Math for Nurses: A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation / Edition 8

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Compact and easy-to-use, Math for Nurses is a pocket-sized guide/reference to dosage calculation and drug administration. It includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations. Math for Nurses helps students to calculate dosages accurately and improve the accuracy of drug delivery. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Readers will find it great for use in the clinical setting or as a study aid. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students' application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.

"Contains expanded coverage of intravenous medication and insulin administration plus new chapters covering pediatric and geriatric dosage calculation."

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Reviewer: Shari J. Lynn, RN, MSN (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This drug calculation reference for students and nurses covers all aspects of drug calculation and includes a laminated reference card. The original edition was published in 1987.
Purpose: The purpose is to create an easy to use drug reference to assist nurses and students in proper dosage calculations, thus reducing medication errors. The objectives are worthy as this is a much needed guide.
Audience: This book is written for nurses and students. The author is a credible source.
Features: The pocket guide covers drug administration, various systems of measurement, dosage calculation, and problem solving techniques. Basic conversions are well covered, as is how to read drug labels. Example problems assist the reader in gaining greater knowledge in dealing with dosage calculations and problem solving.
Assessment: This is a very comprehensive reference. It begins with basic math, instead of assuming that the reader has previously mastered this knowledge. This is a much needed update.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609136802
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition description: Eighth
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 206,700
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 Basic Mathematics Review and Refresher

Chapter 1 Preassessment Test: Mathematics Skills Review 
Chapter 2 Fractions
Chapter 3 Decimals
Chapter 4 Percents, Ratio, and Proportion 
UNIT 2 Measurement Systems
Chapter 5 The Metric, Household, and Apothecary Systems of Measurement
Chapter 6 Approximate Equivalents and System Conversions
UNIT 3 Dosage Calculations 
Chapter 7 Medication Labels
Chapter 8 Oral Dosage Calculations
Chapter 9 Parenteral Dosage Calculations 
Chapter 10 Intravenous Therapy
Chapter 11 Intravenous Therapies: Critical Care Applications
Chapter 12 Insulin
Chapter 13 Heparin Preparation and Dosage Calculations: Subcutaneous and Intravenous
Chapter 14 Pediatric Dosage Calculations and Intravenous Therapy
Chapter 15 Solutions and Drug Reconstitution
A. Roman Numerals
B. Rounding Off Decimals
C. Abbreviations for Drug Preparation and Administration
D. Intradermal Injections
E. Subcutaneous Injections
F. Intramuscular Injections
G. Z-Track Injections
H. Pediatric Intramuscular Injections
I. Nursing Concerns for Pediatric Drug Administration
J. Nursing Considerations for Critical Care Drug Administration
K. Nursing Concerns for Geriatric Drug Administration
L. Needleless Intravenous System
M. Temperature Conversions: Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales

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