# Math for Nurses: A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation / Edition 5

ISBN-10: 0781734681

ISBN-13: 9780781734684

Pub. Date: 10/01/1901

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Now in its Fifth Edition, this compact, portable and easy-to-use pocket guide provides reference to dosage calculations and drug administration. Using a step-by-step approach, frequent examples are provided to illustrate problem-solving and practical application skills. Contains a review of math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations and

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## Overview

Now in its Fifth Edition, this compact, portable and easy-to-use pocket guide provides reference to dosage calculations and drug administration. Using a step-by-step approach, frequent examples are provided to illustrate problem-solving and practical application skills. Contains a review of math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations and preparations, including dimensional analysis. New features include practice problems, a chapter on drug calculations with drug labels, and a pullout card with basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas. End of chapter reviews encourage reader practice. Details on special population considerations given in the pediatric and geriatric chapters. A great undergraduate resource!

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781734684
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/01/1901
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.56(d)

## Related Subjects

UNIT I: BASIC MATHEMATICS REVIEW AND REFRESHER

1. Preassessment Tests: Mathematics Skills review
2. Roman Numerals with Arabic Equivalents
3. Common Fractions The Numerator of a Fraction The Denominator of a Fraction Fractions That Are Less Than One, Equal to One, or More Than One Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Equivalent or Equal Fractions Simplifying or Reducing Fractions Addition of Fractions Addition of Mixed Numbers Subtraction of Fractions Multiplication of Fractions Division of Fractions
4. Decimals or Decimal Fractions
5. Percent, Ratio, and Proportion Percents Fractions and Percents Decimals and Percents Ratio and Proportion Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for X Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for X Using a Medication Example

End of Unit I Review

UNIT II: MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

6. The Metric System/ International System of Units/ SI Common Rules for Metric Notations Meter- Length Liter- Volume Gram- Weight
7. The Apothecaries' System Common Rules for the Apothecaries' System
8. Household Measurements
9. System Equivalents and System Conversions System Conversions Using Volume and Weight Units

End of Unit I I Review

UNIT III: DOSAGE CALCULATIONS

10. Medication Labels Reading a Drug Label Identifying the Components of a Drug Label Interpreting a Drug Label
11. Oral Dosage Calculations Use of Ratios and Proportions: Solving for X Formula Method Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurement Dosage Problems for Medications in Different Systems Pediatric Dosages
12. Parenteral Dosages Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurement Dosage Problems for Medications in Different Systems Medications Packaged as Powders Preparation of a Single-Strength Solution Preparation of a Multiple-Strength Solution
13. Intravenous Therapies Calculations for Regulating Flow Rate Calculating Milliliters per Hour Using an Electronic Pump Calculating Milliliters per Hour Using an Electronic Pump for Piggyback Medication Calculating Drops per Minute for Gravity Flow for IV Infusions and Piggyback Medications Constant Factors Calculating Infusion Time Special Considerations Calculating Milliliters per Hour
14. Drugs Measured in USP Units Insulin Mixing Two Types of Insulin Insulin Delivery System Heparin Heparin Lock Flush Solution Penicillin
15. Immunostimulants: Vaccines, Toxoids, and Immune Serum Globulins
16. Solutions Preparing a Solution From a Solution or Pure Drug Preparing a Solution From a Stock Solution

End of Unit I II review

Appendices

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