Calculating Drug Doses Safely E-Book

A Handbook For Nurses and Midwives

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049875

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 7187

This book is designed to help nurses make accurate drug calculations and improve patient safety. It is written in an accessible style to make learning as easy as possible. The simple, clear and friendly approach will be a major help to anyone who hates maths. Real examples from prescriptions and medicine labels are used to simulate actual practice and help make the link with the theory. The range of specialties covered makes the content relevant to all areas of nursing practice. Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities New ‘How to use this book’ section More examples relating to renal, ITU, drug dosing, fluid balance and a wider range of examples Text restructured so less intimidating material is at the beginning e.g. molarity comes later Level of examples and exercises made clearer

Calculating Drug Doses Safely

A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives

Author: George Downie (MSc.),Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780702031847

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 9972

This book is designed to help nurses make accurate drug calculations and improve patient safety. It is written in an accessible style to make learning as easy as possible. The simple, clear and friendly approach will be a major help to anyone who hates maths. Real examples from prescriptions and medicine labels are used to simulate actual practice and help make the link with the theory. The range of specialties covered makes the content relevant to all areas of nursing practice. Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities New 'How to use this book' section More examples relating to renal, ITU, drug dosing, fluid balance and a wider range of examples Text restructured so less intimidating material is at the beginning e.g. molarity comes later Level of examples and exercises made clearer

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581624

Category: Medical

Page: 1224

View: 6232

This ninth edition of Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs e-book continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. All content in this must have nursing drug handbook, is tailored for nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand. User-friendly and fully up-to-date, this indispensible nursing e-book delivers safe drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Each therapeutic drug class features a detailed description, followed by an A-Z of drugs within that class. Important Nursing points and cautions throughout this edition highlight best practice in drug administration. Patient teaching and advice has been included to emphasise an essential part of care within a multidisciplinary team. This e-book edition also features icons that indicate drug cautions during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and another that indicates drug-specific restrictions in sport. A bestselling Elsevier textbook, Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs has been the premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition will also be available for separate purchase as an app (iOS and android) and provides an easy reference, searchable version of the text in mobile format for students and practitioners to carry with them during clinical practice. Also, available for separate purchase to be used alongside the Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs app will be the Tiziani Drug Calculations app. When both apps are purchased the user will be able to share function, content and data between the two applications. This link will provide cross reference from the text to case studies and drug calculation MCQ’s, placing the pharmacology in a clinical context. Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9e app and the Tiziani Drug Calculations app will be available for purchase in December 2013. Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names provided Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care New focus on Patient teaching and advice. All existing drugs reviewed and updated. All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines. Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon. Cautions for sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon.

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Lapham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482248468

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 3684

The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Clinical Nursing Practices E-Book

Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice: E-Book

Author: Elizabeth Jamieson,Janice M. McCall,Lesley A. Whyte

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033383

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 5600

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a well-known text that provides guidelines for over 40 common nursing procedures carried out by carers in a variety of settings. The development of competence in these practices is one of the most important aspects of pre-registration programmes, and this is one of the few UK-based texts that takes an educational approach to these practices as opposed to a purely procedure-driven approach. As in previous editions, the emphasis is on a holistic approach with the recognition that each patient is a unique individual. Each procedure contains rationale and information for patient education in addition to step by step guidance. Skills explained step by step to facilitate learning The comprehensive range of procedures including advanced practices will give readers confidence when they begin clinical work Relevance to hospital and community settings makes it applicable to a wide audience The rationale sections link to the evidence-base thereby ensuring best practice

Medicines Management in Children's Nursing

Author: Karen Blair

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844457532

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 7546

Children's nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as a children's nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

2017 Nurse's Drug Handbook

Author: Jones & Bartlett Learning,

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284130088

Category: Medical

Page: 1400

View: 7340

Jones & Bartlett Learning 2017 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from A-Z. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically. Please Note: Mobile App access must be purchased separately and access is not included within the eBook.

Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book

Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049360

Category: Medical

Page: 364

View: 6382

Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs - Mobile optimised site

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729586057

Category: Medical

Page: 1352

View: 7693

The premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Now in its 10th edition, Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. This user-friendly drug guide delivers safe, up-to-date drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines from the Therapeutic Goods Administration and MIMS. Nursing points and cautions highlight best practice in drug administration and expanded focus on Patient teaching and advice ensures quality patient care. All drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names are provided Icons indicate cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and drug specific restrictions in sport A quick reference guide for calculating drug dosages and drip rates Common abbreviations, units and concentrations Appendix 3 features the latest MIMS updates, including dual labelling of drug ingredients to demonstrate international alignment Fully revised section on antineoplastic agents New drugs added to immunomodifiers, pulmonary arterial hypertension agents and eye, ear and nose Companion mobile optimised site available as a separate purchase or comprehensive package: - Provides easy online access to the trusted drug guide - Search by body system, therapeutic class or both - Perfect support for students and practitioners during study or clinical practice

Australia New Zealand Nursing and Midwifery Drug Handbook

Author: L. McKenna,Sanja Mirkov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781920994112

Category: Drugs

Page: 1186

View: 4272

The Fifth Edition of the Australia New Zealand Nursing and Midwifery Drug Handbook has been comprehensively revised and updated to provide Australian and New Zealand nursing students and healthcare practitioners with the information they need to administer drugs safely and effectively. It emphasises the clinical aspects of drug administration, and provides detailed information on each drug and its characteristics, including indications, dosages, IV administration, adverse reactions, potential interactions, contraindications, and also lists nursing considerations and patient education information. Over 130 additional drug profiles have been added to the comprehensive selection of the most widely used drugs in Australia and New Zealand. A new Glossary of adverse drug effects has been included, as well as a Quick Calculation guide to formulae for calculating medication doses and drip rates. The new edition continues to present drug profiles in a clear, consistent format, designed to assist the reader in finding information quickly and easily.

Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Hope Graham,Beth Swart,Margaret Swedish

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176502599

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 538

View: 4364

Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations. This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 6051

Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.

Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book

Author: Diane M. Fraser,Margaret A. Cooper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047066

Category: Medical

Page: 482

View: 3370

Perfect for practice placement, this handy Survival Guide gives you the clinical information you need at your fingertips. Pocket-sized guide to midwifery High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice Concise, bullet-point style for quick reference Section on anatomy Great revision aid! • Pocket-sized guide to midwifery • High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice • Bullet-pointed for quick reference • Section on anatomy • Great revision aid! Perinatal Mental Health chapter updated from confidential enquiries into maternal deaths; findings and recommendations applied to practise New appendix on ‘An aid to calculations in midwifery practice’ helps students to calculate correct doses of medicines and intravenous infusions Illustrations improved to enhance clarity of understanding More-compact size makes it easier to carry around.

The Student Nurse Handbook

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054313

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 2583

This convenient Handbook will be invaluable when starting out on your pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping you to understand what tutors and mentors expect from you, how to plan your work, and coping with stress, it will support you across all aspects of student life. This book will help students to: Write assignments Cope with stress Make the most of clinical placements Reflect on practice Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon Deal with legal and ethical issues. Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements

McGraw-Hill Nurses Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition

Author: Patricia Schull

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071799435

Category: Medical

Page: 1456

View: 3878

Best Value on the Market! The drug guide nurses count on to safely administer more than 4,000 drugs McGraw-Hill Nurse’s Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition provides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence base needed to administer more than 3,000 brandname and 1,000 generic drugs--along with important administration and monitoring instructions. The drug monographs are designed for easy understanding and quick access to essential facts. For the safest, most effective drug administration possible, you'll find: Full monographs on 1,000+ drugs, including 29 new ones NEW FDA black box warnings and adverse drug reactions Special icons pointing out hazardous and high-alert drugs Expanded 36-page safe drug administation insert Guidance on drug interactions including foods, herbals, and behavior NEW safety insert on sanctioned guidelines for timely administration of scheduled drugs and new appendix on current drug shortages

2012 Nurse's Drug Handbook

Author: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449638651

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 1250

View: 5963

A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Learning 2012 Nurse s Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. Updated annually, it provides: * Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox * Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically * No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday * Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference * Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule * Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information * Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities; and adverse reactions * Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points * Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs * Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert New drug entries include: * Anti-Inhibitor Coagulant Complex * Ceftaroline * Dabigatran * Deferoxamine * Denosumab * Everolimus * Ferumoxytol * Fingolimod * Ibandronate * Lurasidone Dydrochloride * Pegloticase * Tesamorelin"

Clinical Nursing Calculations

Author: Susan Sienkiewicz,Jennifer F. Palmunen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284108104

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 5055

Clinical Nursing Calculations is an essential text for teaching dosage calculation to undergraduate nursing students. The text employs the CASE approach, which is a step-by-step method for performing dosage calculations. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6761

Calculation Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844891X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 6627

Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.

Maternity Nursing - E-Book

Author: Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk,Shannon E. Perry,Mary Catherine Cashion

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293700

Category: Medical

Page: 875

View: 9153

A streamlined approach covers the fundamentals of maternity nursing! Maternity Nursing, 8th Edition focuses on the care of women during the childbearing years. Designed to meet the needs of today’s students, the book offers a clear, readable style and a concise, focused presentation. It integrates an understanding of family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care, and coverage of community-based care emphasizes nursing care in many different settings. Not only does Maternity Nursing focus on childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, but it also addresses wellness promotion and the management of common women’s health problems. The Evolve companion website includes useful study tools, including medical animations, video clips, a care plan builder, and NCLEX® exam-style review questions. A companion Evolve website includes student resources such as NCLEX® exam-style review questions, audio chapter summaries, a care plan builder, nursing skills, interactive case studies, video clips and animations, anatomy reviews, and an audio glossary with Spanish pronunciations. Unique! Nursing Alerts highlight critical information in providing care. Unique! Emergency boxes provide step-by-step procedures for pediatric and maternity emergencies. Unique! Cultural Considerations boxes discuss customs and beliefs of different cultures that may affect care for patients and families. Unique! Community Activity boxes provide maternal and newborn exercises to enhance care in local community settings. Unique! Nursing Process boxes identify information on major diseases and conditions. Patient Instructions for Self-Management boxes highlight the information nurses need to communicate to patients and families. Critical Thinking exercises are based on case studies of real-life situations. Coverage of nursing care management uses a framework of the five steps of the nursing process as well as a focus on collaborative care. Nursing care plans include specific guidelines and rationales for interventions.