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Summary: Best-selling DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features a three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations, along with a reader-friendly writing style, thorough math review, handy ''work text'' format, and instructor tools on CD-ROM.Edition/Copyright: 9TH 13
Gloria D. Pickar, RN, EdD
President and Chief Academic Officer, Compass Knowledge Group Bio: Gloria D. Pickar, R.N., Ed.D. is President and Chief Academic Officer of Compass Knowledge Group in Orlando, Florida. She is a former Academic Dean at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida, and is among our most successful Delmar authors. In addition to nine editions of DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, the most popular dosage calculation book on the market, she also authored three editions of Dosage Calculations: A Ratio- Proportion Approach.
Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD
Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Part I: MATHEMATICS REVIEW.
1. Fractions and Decimals.
2. Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion.
Part I Self-Evaluation. Mathematics Diagnostic Evaluation.
Part II: MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, DRUG ORDERS, AND DRUG LABELS.
3. Systems of Measurement.
4. Conversions: Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems.
5. Conversions for Other Clinical Applications: Time and Temperature.
6. Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement.
7. Interpreting Drug Orders.
8. Understanding Drug Labels.
9. Preventing Medication Errors.
Part II Self-Evaluation.
Part III: DRUG DOSAGE CALCULATIONS.
10. Oral Dosage of Drugs.
11. Parenteral Dosage of Drugs.
12. Reconstitution of Solutions.
13. Alternative Dosage Calculation Methods: Ratio-Proportion and Dimensional Analysis.
14. Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight.
Part III Self-Evaluation.
Part IV: ADVANCED CALCULATIONS.
15. Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations.
16. Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations.
17. Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations.
Section IV Self-Evaluation.
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