Summary: Now in its third edition, this market-leading resource retains the core strengths that made previous editions so successful, while providing the most up-to-date coverage of the science of conducting dosage calculations using a ratio-proportion approach! With a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, third edition contains all of the trusted tools needed to show readers how to significantly
reduce errors and increase their confidence in dosage calculation. The book carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. It has been revised to reflect the most current drugs and protocol, as well as the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices, all in an effort to make this a solid resource and reference for anyone in, or entering the field.
Summary: Now in its third edition, this market-leading resource retains the core strengths that made previous editions so successful, while providing the most up-to-date coverage of the science of conducting dosage calculations using a ratio-proportion approach! With a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, third edition contains all of the trusted tools needed to show readers how to significantly reduce errors and increase their confidence in dosage calculation. The book carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. It has been revised to reflect the most current drugs and protocol, as well as the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices, all in an effort to make this a solid resource and reference for anyone in, or entering the field. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 11 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Delmar Publications Published: 01/01/2010 International: No
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Gloria D. Pickar RN, EdD is the Dean of Open Campus, Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida.
Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD
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Preface Acknowledgments Introduction to the Student Using This Book Ch. 1 Mathematics Review for Dosage Calculations 1 Ch. 2 Systems of Measurement 31 Ch. 3 Conversions 41 Ch. 4 Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement 61 Ch. 5 Interpreting Drug Orders 75 Ch. 6 Understanding Drug Labels 89 Ch. 7 Oral Dosage of Drugs 101 Ch. 8 Parenteral Dosage of Drugs 133 Ch. 9 Using the Formula Method to Calculate Dosages 175 Ch. 10 Pediatric Dosages 183 Ch. 11 Intravenous Calculations 203 Ch. 12 Advanced Intravenous Calculations 233 posttest 1 261 posttest 2 267 answers 287 index 345
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