A Nurse's Guide to Dosage Calculation: Giving Medications Safely / Edition 1

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Overview

This dosage calculations textbook is designed expressly for use in Canadian schools of nursing. It teaches three methods of dosage calculation—ratio and proportion, cross-multiplying of fractions, and formula—using the SI Unit system of measurement. Plentiful sample questions from across nursing care settings with clear use of the three calculation approaches give students immediate opportunity to practice each step taught. Canadian drug trade names are used throughout the text.

The book includes self-tests to help students identify areas that require further practice. Make a Note boxes reinforce underlying theory. Keep It Safe boxes emphasize important elements of safe practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781758536
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I: Review the Math

Chapter 1: Basic Math Review
Chapter 2: Calculations Used in Calculating Drug Doses

Unit I I: Interpret the Doctor's Order

Chapter 3: Components of a Doctor's Order
Chapter 4: Systems of Measurement
Chapter 5: Abbreviations
Chapter 6: Interpreting Drug Labels
Chapter 7: Medications Systems

Unit I II: Calculate the Dose

Chapter 8: Oral Medications
Chapter 9: Parenteral Medications

Unit I V: Administer the Medications

Chapter 10: preparation of Oral Medications for Administration
Chapter 11: Preparation of Injections
Chapter 12: Intravenous Therapy
Chapter 13: Intravenous Medications

Unit V: Special Calculations

Chapter 14: Insulin
Chapter 15: Heparin
Chapter 16: Pediatric Calculations
Chapter 17: Blood and Blood Products
Chapter 18: Total or Partial Parenteral Nutrition

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