Math for Nurses: A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation / Edition 3

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Now in an exciting full-color format and packed with new information, the sixth edition of this portable guide remains the ideal learning tool for today's nurses. With this pocket-sized powerhouse, you'll develop the basic math and dosage calculation skills you need for safe and effective practice - while building the confidence and problem-solving abilities you'll rely on throughout your career.

"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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397551170
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 4.31 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Preassessment test : mathematics skills review 3
2 Common fractions 9
3 Decimal fractions and decimal whole numbers 42
4 Percent, ratio, and proportion 61
5 The metric system/international system of units/SI 89
6 The apothecary system 97
7 Household measurements 103
8 Approximate equivalents and system conversions 110
9 Medication labels 125
10 Oral dosage calculations 135
11 Parenteral dosage calculations 149
12 Intravenous therapies 161
13 Intravenous therapies : critical-care applications 181
14 Drugs measured in USP units 194
15 Pediatric dosage calculations and intravenous therapy 224
16 Solutions 247
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