Tackling drug dosage and calculation like you've never seen it before! Includes a math review as well as advanced skills for measuring and administering medicines and intravenous solutions. This title guides the student and clinician through: A basic math review including working with decimals and fractions. Setting up equations and finding your method to solving medication problems. Measuring systems, conversions, and drug administration (IVs, liquids, tablets, suppositories, injectables and more!). Solutions, dilutions, complex IV drug orders and other advanced topics. Let's face it, lots of us struggle with drug math. This book, through a friendly approach uses icons, examples (that "walk you through" a problem), and practice exercises to help you master drug math once and for all! Filled with tips and expert advice to help protect you and your patients!
Denise Annette Tucker, RN, DSN, CCRN, currently holds the position of Associate in Nursing at the Florida State University School of Nursing, Tallahassee, FL. She is a qualitative researcher who earned her Doctor of Science in Nursing (DSN) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her main research interests lie in end-of-life issues, critical care, ethics, and nursing informatics. Her teaching subjects include adult health, pharmacology in nursing, nursing ethics, research, computers in nursing, fundamentals in nursing, and drug math. Her published works include journal articles on nursing informatics and telehealth, chest pain, DNR, and nursing care plans.