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

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

by Vicki Niblett
 

ISBN-10: 078175853X

ISBN-13: 9780781758536

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781758536
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
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 II: 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 III: Calculate the Dose

Chapter 8: Oral Medications

Chapter 9: Parenteral Medications

Unit IV: 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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