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Medical Dosage Calculations, 9e
Medical Dosage Calculations pioneered the Dimensional Analysis approach to dosage calculations and has helped generations of students in nursing and allied health programs. Now in its ninth edition, this text/workbook continues to be user friendly, beginning with simple arithmetic and progressing in simple steps to complex drug calculation problems, and promote accurate and safe medication administration.
· NEW! Student CD-ROM with interactive practice questions, animated solutions and more!
· NEW! Content on daily fluid maintenance and titrating medications.
· EXPANDED! Content on heparin and insulin sections.
· UPDATED JCAHCO recommendations throughout.
· PORTABLE! Includes a convenient pocket reminder card.
· Realistic art program! Full-color labels of the newest drugs link mathematics to clinical practice.
· Over 1000 practice problems! Including illustrative examples, critical thinking case studies, and comprehensive self-tests. Fully detailed solutions are provided.
· Notes and Alerts throughout the text highlight concepts and principles for safe and accurate medication calculation and administration.
· Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/olsen) provides additional practice questions, case studies and interactive exercises.
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Lemone/Burke, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th edition
The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.
The first drug calculations text of its kind to utilize the dimensional analysis format, this comprehensive, proven, and exceptionally popular drug calculation text and workbook develops students mathematical skills for use in medical dosage calculations, beginning with simple arithmetic and progressing to the most complex drug calculation problem. It stresses the critical importance of safe administration of medications doses in providing for the ongoing welfare of the patients in an inpatient/outpatient setting. It provides case studies, diagnostic reviews, an extensive array of problems to ensure students' understanding and instill a sense of confidence as they learn to master these most critical medical skills.
Medical Dosage Calculations, 9/E
Olsen, Giangrasso, Shrimpton, Dillon
Unit 1 Basic Calculation Skills and Introduction to Medical Administration
Chapter 1 Review of Arithmetic for Medical Dosage Calculations
Chapter 2 Safe and Accurate Drug Administration
Chapter 3 Dimensional Analysis
Unit 2 Systems of Measurement
Chapter 4 Systems of Measurement for Dosage Calculations
Chapter 5 Converting from One System of Measurement to Another
Unit 3 Oral and Parenteral Medications
Chapter 6 Calculating Oral Medication Doses
Chapter 7 Syringes
Chapter 8 Preparation of Solutions
Chapter 9 Parenteral Medications
Unit 4 Infusions and Pediatric Dosages
Chapter 10 Calculating Flow Rates and Durations of Enteral and Intravenous
Chapter 11 Calculating Flow Rates for Intravenous Medications
Chapter 12 Calculating Pediatric Dosages
A Answer Section
B Common Abbreviations used in Medical Documentation
C Units of Measurement in Metric, Household and Apothecary Systems
D Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Conversions
E Tables of Weights Conversions
F Ratio and Proportion Method for Dosage Calculations
...this edition includes substantially more information about basic drug administration. Readers will learn how to interpret actual drug labels, package inserts, and various forms of medication orders, as well as how to recognize a wide variety of syringes.
...Here are the important features that have made MEDICAL DOSAGE CALCULATIONS an effective and popular book through six editions.
BENEFITS OF USING MEDICAL DOSAGE CALCULATIONS:
--Constant skill reinforcement, Over 1000 problems for students to solve, Commonly used medications featured, Actual drug labels, syringes, drug package inserts, and medication orders are illustrated..., ample work space on every page for note-taking...exercises...and detachable pocketminder to be carried on the job...