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The Thirteenth Edition of Pharmaceutical Calculations represents a thorough update of this textbook, which for over six decades has met the needs of students in this subject area. This edition's Introduction presents a stepwise approach in solving calculations problems. Each chapter of this edition includes learning objectives that direct the student's focus and provide a basis for self-assessment following completion. Coverage includes new material in areas such as e-prescriptions, medication orders in nursing homes, hospice care, patient self-administration of analgesia, intravenous infusion rate calculations for the critical care patient, and patient conversions to alternative treatment plans.

A companion Website includes the fully searchable text and an interactive quiz bank with more pharmaceutical calculation review problems.

This handbook is intended to be used as a tool that can be quickly accessed and employed in the student setting, as a lab reference, and in the pharmacy practice. Designed as a concise reference and resource, it provides easily accessible definitions, pharmacy applications, insight on working with "tricky" calculations, and realistic/functional example calculations. With its convenient size and easy-to-navigate outline structure, this handbook should provide great value to both the student and pharmacist.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Fouad N Ghannam, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This handbook is a valuable source of information on pharmaceutical calculations.
Purpose: Designed for pharmacy students who have an understanding of the fundamentals of pharmaceutical calculations, the book is also a practical resource for pharmacy graduates preparing for licensure examinations and for practicing pharmacists. The handbook serves as a quick reference to pharmaceutical calculations that pharmacy students and pharmacy professionals need. The author's objectives are met through the inclusion of detailed pharmaceutical applications and examples.
Audience: The handbook is written for pharmacy students and pharmacy practitioners who are engaged in practice laboratories or in the internship, externship, and clerkship components of the professional curriculum. It would benefit pharmacy students and pharmacy professionals working in hospital environment. The author is a credible authority in all areas of the pharmaceutical calculations.
Features: The book covers a wide array of topics, including basic pharmaceutical calculations, patient specific dosing, compounding and formulation calculations. It also covers patient parameters, parenteral and nutritional dosing. The author uses a uniform classification of information. Each topic begins with a brief introduction of the subject matter and the information is classified into specific sections that include definitions, expressions, discussion, key points, pharmacy applications, and example problems. The handbook follows the same classification method throughout.
Assessment: This is a useful reference for pharmacy students and pharmacy professionals. The use of a uniform format for all topics provides quick access to pharmaceutical calculations. The handbook compares favorably to other pharmaceutical calculations books. Its uniformity and the coverage of 20 practical subjects makes it a valuable source of information.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582558370
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: Thirteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

A Fundamental Systems and Methods of Pharmaceutical Calculations 1
Ch. 1 Basic Methods 3
Ch. 2 Systems of Weight and Measurement 12
Ch. 3 Methods of Measurement 25
B Prescription Compounding and Formulation Calculations 37
Ch. 4 Expressions of Concentration 39
Ch. 5 Dilution, Concentration, and Alligation 62
Ch. 6 Reducing and Enlarging Formulas 85
Ch. 7 Use of Commercially Prepared Dosage Forms in Compounding 90
Ch. 8 Miscellaneous Compounding Calculations 96
Ch. 9 Isotonic Solutions 106
Ch. 10 Electrolyte Solutions 119
C Patient Parameters and Dosing Calculations 133
Ch. 11 General Dosage Calculations 135
Ch. 12 Basic Pharmacokinetics 150
Ch. 13 Determination and Evaluation of Patient Parameters 165
Ch. 14 Dosing Considerations for Parenteral Medications 179
Ch. 15 Nutritional Dosing 193
Ch. 16 Veterinary Dosing 213
Ch. 17 Consideration of Drugs Requiring Patient-Specific Dosing 219
D Chemical and Physical Calculations 251
Ch. 18 Some Chemical Calculations 253
Ch. 19 Some Physical Calculations 263
E Miscellaneous Calculations 271
Ch. 20 Basic Statistical Concepts 273
F Competency Assessment 287
Competency Assessment 289
App 307
App. A Prescription Notation 308
App. B Table of Sodium Chloride Equivalents 317
App. C Body Surface Area Nomograms 323
App. D Table of Atomic Weights 325
Index 335
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