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Clinical Calculations : With CD - 6th edition

Clinical Calculations : With CD (ISBN10: 1416047409; ISBN13: 9781416047407)
ISBN13: 978-1416047407
ISBN10: 1416047409

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. < ...show moreUL style='padding:0px;padding-left:10px;margin:0px;'>

  • 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 arefollowed, 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 Weight (IBW), and Adjusted Body Weight (ABW) methods of calculation.
  • Updated coverage of Pediatric Critical Care and Labor and Delivery reflects current parameters and guidelines for practice.
  • Coverage of hydration replacement shows how to determine the fluid needs of adults and the elderly.
  • Coverage of administering medication and medication solutions in the home prepares you for care of patients in home health care settings.
  • Coverage of calculating BMI with standard criteria helps you assess a patient's overall health and measure obesity.
  • Updated drug labels, illustrations, and photos of pumps and IV equipment reflect the latest drugs and technology used in the market. ...show less

    Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
    Cover: Paperback
    Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
    Published: 03/20/2008
    International: No

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