Nursing Calculations / Edition 8

Nursing Calculations / Edition 8

by John D. Gatford
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Nursing Calculations / Edition 8

The ability to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly is an essential skill. This best-selling book uses a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in the basic arithmetic required followed by specific exercises to remedy them. Examples are drawn from clinical practice, and explanations and graded exercises (with answers) cover the calculations required to administer tablets, mixtures and injections; to arrive at different drip rates; and to administer paediatric dosages safely. In this sixth edition, all drug usage material has been reviewed and updated reflecting recent changes in nursing practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780702044526
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 03/30/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Editionvii
Preface to the First Editionviii
1.A review of basic calculations1
2.Dosages of oral medications43
3.Drug dosages for injection53
4.Intravenous infusion67
5.Paediatric dosages (body weight)87
6.Paediatric dosages (surface area)99
7.Summary exercises105

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