A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation
Author: Mary Jo Boyer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Now in its Seventh Edition, this pocket guide is a compact, portable, easy-to-use reference for dosage calculation and drug administration. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Coverage includes review of mathematics, measurement systems, and a comprehensive section on dosage calculations. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students' application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.
This best-selling pocket-sized book will help you to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired. Key features: content updated in line with current practice examples and questions based on actual prescriptions real-life case studies reinforce important aspects of the administration of medicines learning objectives, tips, key points, and worked examples help you learn pre-test at the beginning to identify any problem areas revision test at the end to assess improvement and competency logical format, ideal for individual study or a handy reference
This resource for student nurses contains clinically-oriented dosage calculations. It is divided into modules with categories such as intravenous therapy calculations and paediatric dosage calculations. Refers to medications and equipment commonly used in Australia, with drug information conforming to Australian standards. The author has 20 years experience in the nursing profession and is involved in nursing education at Curtin University of Technology.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.
The Eight Edition of "Medical Dosage Calculations" continues to be a user-friendly drug calculation text and workbook. Utilizing a dimensional analysis approach, this comprehensive resource begins with simple arithmetic and progresses to the most complex drug calculation problem. Completely revised and updated to include the latest practices and medications, an updated comprehensive review section, and a new companion website, it provides all of the details for a complete understanding of these most critical calculation skills. NEW--Companion Website--www.prenhall.com/olsen--with critical thinking questions and more. Revised and updated to include the latest practices and medications. Updated questions, critical thinking case studies, practice problem sets, and self-tests. Over 1000 problems throughout. Exercises complete with solutions for a complete look at the step-by-step process. A comprehensive review section is ideal for reference and self-testing. An arithmetic review (Chapter 1) provides a foundation for the calculations that follow throughout the text. Actual drug labels are real-life examples of what is used in health care settings. The most frequently used drugs organized by both generic and trade names.
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.
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
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.
This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context.Starting with the basic mathematical skill