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Clinical Calculations-Text Only

Clinical Calculations-Text Only - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-1455703845

Cover of Clinical Calculations-Text Only 7TH 13 (ISBN 978-1455703845)
ISBN13: 978-1455703845
ISBN10: 1455703842

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2013
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Clinical Calculations-Text Only - 7TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1455703845

Joyce LeFever Kee

ISBN13: 978-1455703845
ISBN10: 1455703842

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

Covering all four major drug calculation methods, this resource makes it easy to learn and apply drug calculations used in nursing practice today. Clear explanations of ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis allow you to choose the method that works best for you. A variety of realistic practice problems cover specialty areas and lifespan issues including pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.

  • Specialty areas and lifespan issues are addressed with drug calculation problems on pediatrics, critical care, pediatric critical care, labor and delivery, and the community setting.
  • All four major drug calculation methods are included - ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis - allowing you to choose the method that works best for you.
  • Caution boxes provide safety alerts for various medications and their administration.
  • Coverage of the latest drug administration techniques and devices includes detailed explanations of oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous and other routes used in drug administration.
  • A comprehensive post-test allows you to test your knowledge of all major topics covered in the text.
  • Updated and easier to use, a companion CD supports the book with realistic exercises, 565 practice problems, and a comprehensive post-test.
  • Useful appendices include step-by-step guidelines for the administration of oral, injectable, and intravenous medications, along with at-a-glance access to the BSA Nomogram for Adults and the West Nomogram for Infants and Children.


  • Guidelines set by The Joint Commission are followed, helping you to reduce medication errors and increase patient safety by using only the recommended abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols.
  • Calculations now address obese and debilitated patients by including Body Mass Index (BMI), Ideal Body

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Math Review Part II: Systems, Conversion, and Methods of Drug Calculation 1. Systems Used for Drug Administration 2. Conversion Within the Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems 3. Interpretation of Drug Labels, Drug Orders, Bar Codes, MAR and eMAR, Automation of Medication Dispensing Administration, and Abbreviations 4. NEW! Prevention of Medication Errors 5. Alternative Methods for Drug Administration 6. Methods of Calculation 7. Methods of Calculation for Individualized Drug Dosing Part III: Calculations of Oral, Injectable, and Intravenous Drugs 8. Oral and Enteral Preparations with Clinical Applications 9. Injectable Preparations with Clinical Applications 10. Intravenous Preparations with Clinical Applications Part IV: Calculations for Specialty Areas 11. Pediatrics 12. Critical Care 13. Pediatric Critical Care 14. Labor and Delivery 15. Community Part V: Post-Test: Oral Preparations, Injectables, Intravenous, and Pediatrics Appendix A: Guidelines for Administration of Medications Appendix B: Nomograms References

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