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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 ( provides additional practice questions, case studies and interactive exercises.

Other Titles of Interest:

Wilson/Shannon/Stang, Prentice Hall Nurse’s Drug Guide

Berman/Snyder/Kozier/Erb, Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th edition

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132384704
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/19/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.63 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

June Looby Olsen began her nursing career in Burlington, Vermont, at Bishop De Goesbriand Memorial Hospital, where she graduated from its Nursing Program. She obtained her BS and MS degrees in nursing from St. John’s University, New York. She was a staff nurse, nurse supervisor and became Head Nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Her teaching career began at Staten Island Community College, and she retired as Full Professor Emeritus from the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. In addition to this textbook, Professor Olsen has written, “Fundamentals of Nursing Review” and “Dosage Calculation” both published by Springhouse. She was a recipient of the Mu Epsilon Leadership in Nursing award.

Anthony Giangrasso was born and raised in Maspeth, NY. He attended Rice High School on a scholarship, and in his senior year was named in a city-wide contest by the New York Journal-American newspaper as New York City’s most outstanding high school scholar-athlete. He was also awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Iona College, from which he obtained a BA in mathematics, magna cum laude, with a ranking of sixth in his graduating class.

Anthony began his teaching career as a fifth-grade teacher in Manhattan as a member of the Christian Brothers of Ireland, and taught high school mathematics and physics in Harlem and Newark, NJ. He possesses an MS and PhD from New York University, and has taught at all levels from elementary school through graduate school. He is currently teaching at Adelphi University and LaGuardia Community College, where he was chairman of the mathematics department. He has authored seven college textbooks.

Anthony’s community service has included membership on the Board of Directors of the Polish-American Museum Foundation, Catholic Adoptive Parents Association, and Family Focus Adoptive Services. He was the president of the Italian-American Faculty Association of the City University of New York, and the founding Chairman of the Board of the Italian-American Legal Defense and Higher Education Fund, Inc. He and his wife, Susan, are proud parents of three children. He enjoys tennis, and in 2002 was ranked #1 for his age group in the Eastern Section by the United States Tennis Association.

Dolores M. Shrimpton is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. She has been a nurse for more than 35 years and received a diploma in nursing from the Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing. She obtained a BS degree from C.W.Post College and an MA degree in nursing administration from New York University. She also has a post-master’s certificate in nursing education from Adelphi University. She is a member of the Upsilon and Mu Upsilon Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau.

Dolores is the immediate past president of the New York State Associate Degree Nursing Council, where she also served as the vice president and member of its Board of Directors. She is the co-chair of the CUNY Nursing Discipline Council and an active member of the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI), D 14 of the New York Nurses Association. She serves on a number of advisory boards of LPN, Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree nursing programs. She is also the project codirector of the New York State Coalition for Nursing Educational Mobility (NYSCNEM).

Dolores has received many awards for her achievements in nursing. She is a recipient of the Presidential Award in Nursing Leadership from NACLI, the Mu Upsilon award for Excellence in Nursing Education and the 2006 Mu Upsilon award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership. Dolores has taught a wide variety of courses in practical nursing, diploma, and associate degree nursing programs. Her area of clinical practice is maternity, with a focus on labor and delivery.

Dolores lives in Brooklyn, NY, and especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Brooke Elizabeth and Paige Dolores, and their parents, Kim and Shawn.

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Table of Contents

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

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...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.

  • Dimensional Analysis Calculation Method
  • Learn by Example: each chapter unfolds basic concepts and skills through a series of examples
  • Case Studies
  • Problem Sets
  • Comprehensive Self-Tests

--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...

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