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ISBN13: 978-0781734684

ISBN10: 0781734681

Cover type:

Edition: 5TH 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers

Published: 2002

International: No

ISBN10: 0781734681

Cover type:

Edition: 5TH 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers

Published: 2002

International: No

Now in its Fifth Edition, this compact, portable and easy-to-use pocket guide provides reference to dosage calculations and drug administration. Using a step-by-step approach, frequent examples are provided to illustrate problem-solving and practical application skills. Contains a review of math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations and preparations, including dimensional analysis. New features include practice problems, a chapter on drug calculations with drug labels, and a pullout card with basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas. End of chapter reviews encourage reader practice. Details on special population considerations given in the pediatric and geriatric chapters. A great undergraduate resource!

**UNIT I: BASIC MATHEMATICS REVIEW AND REFRESHER 1. Preassessment Tests: Mathematics Skills review**

**2. Roman Numerals with Arabic Equivalents**

**3. Common Fractions**

The Numerator of a Fraction

The Denominator of a Fraction

Fractions That Are Less Than One, Equal to One, or More Than One

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Equivalent or Equal Fractions

Simplifying or Reducing Fractions

Addition of Fractions

Addition of Mixed Numbers

Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Division of Fractions

**4. Decimals or Decimal Fractions**

**5. Percent, Ratio, and Proportion **Percents

Fractions and Percents

Decimals and Percents

Ratio and Proportion

Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for X

Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for X Using a Medication Example

*End of Unit Review*

**UNIT II: MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS 6. The Metric System/ International System of Units/ SI**

Common Rules for Metric Notations

Meter- Length

Liter- Volume

Gram- Weight

**7. The Apothecaries' System**

Common Rules for the Apothecaries' System

**8. Household Measurements**

**9. System Equivalents and System Conversions**

System Conversions Using Volume and Weight Units

*End of Unit II Review*

**UNIT III: DOSAGE CALCULATIONS 10. Medication Labels**

Reading a Drug Label

Identifying the Components of a Drug Label

Interpreting a Drug Label

**11. Oral Dosage Calculations**

Use of Ratios and Proportions: Solving for X

Formula Method

Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System

Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurement

Dosage Problems for Medications in Different Systems

Pediatric Dosages

**12. Parenteral Dosages**

Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurement

Dosage Problems for Medications in Different Systems

Medications Packaged as Powders

Preparation of a Single-Strength Solution

Preparation of a Multiple-Strength Solution

**13. Intravenous Therapies**

Calculations for Regulating Flow Rate

Calculating Milliliters per Hour Using an Electronic Pump

Calculating Milliliters per Hour Using an Electronic Pump for Piggyback Medication

Calculating Drops per Minute for Gravity Flow for IV Infusions and Piggyback Medications

Constant Factors

Calculating Infusion Time

Special Considerations

Calculating Milliliters per Hour

**14. Drugs Measured in USP Units**

Insulin

Mixing Two Types of Insulin

Insulin Delivery System

Heparin

Heparin Lock Flush Solution

Penicillin

**15. Immunostimulants: Vaccines, Toxoids, and Immune Serum Globulins**

**16. Solutions**

Preparing a Solution From a Solution or Pure Drug

Preparing a Solution From a Stock Solution

*End of Unit III review*

Answers

Appendices

ISBN10: 0781734681

Cover type:

Edition: 5TH 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers

Published: 2002

International: No

Now in its Fifth Edition, this compact, portable and easy-to-use pocket guide provides reference to dosage calculations and drug administration. Using a step-by-step approach, frequent examples are provided to illustrate problem-solving and practical application skills. Contains a review of math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations and preparations, including dimensional analysis. New features include practice problems, a chapter on drug calculations with drug labels, and a pullout card with basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas. End of chapter reviews encourage reader practice. Details on special population considerations given in the pediatric and geriatric chapters. A great undergraduate resource!

Table of Contents

**UNIT I: BASIC MATHEMATICS REVIEW AND REFRESHER 1. Preassessment Tests: Mathematics Skills review**

**2. Roman Numerals with Arabic Equivalents**

**3. Common Fractions**

The Numerator of a Fraction

The Denominator of a Fraction

Fractions That Are Less Than One, Equal to One, or More Than One

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Equivalent or Equal Fractions

Simplifying or Reducing Fractions

Addition of Fractions

Addition of Mixed Numbers

Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Division of Fractions

**4. Decimals or Decimal Fractions**

**5. Percent, Ratio, and Proportion **Percents

Fractions and Percents

Decimals and Percents

Ratio and Proportion

Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for X

Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for X Using a Medication Example

*End of Unit Review*

**UNIT II: MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS 6. The Metric System/ International System of Units/ SI**

Common Rules for Metric Notations

Meter- Length

Liter- Volume

Gram- Weight

**7. The Apothecaries' System**

Common Rules for the Apothecaries' System

**8. Household Measurements**

**9. System Equivalents and System Conversions**

System Conversions Using Volume and Weight Units

*End of Unit II Review*

**UNIT III: DOSAGE CALCULATIONS 10. Medication Labels**

Reading a Drug Label

Identifying the Components of a Drug Label

Interpreting a Drug Label

**11. Oral Dosage Calculations**

Use of Ratios and Proportions: Solving for X

Formula Method

Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System

Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurement

Dosage Problems for Medications in Different Systems

Pediatric Dosages

**12. Parenteral Dosages**

Dosage Problems for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurement

Dosage Problems for Medications in Different Systems

Medications Packaged as Powders

Preparation of a Single-Strength Solution

Preparation of a Multiple-Strength Solution

**13. Intravenous Therapies**

Calculations for Regulating Flow Rate

Calculating Milliliters per Hour Using an Electronic Pump

Calculating Milliliters per Hour Using an Electronic Pump for Piggyback Medication

Calculating Drops per Minute for Gravity Flow for IV Infusions and Piggyback Medications

Constant Factors

Calculating Infusion Time

Special Considerations

Calculating Milliliters per Hour

**14. Drugs Measured in USP Units**

Insulin

Mixing Two Types of Insulin

Insulin Delivery System

Heparin

Heparin Lock Flush Solution

Penicillin

**15. Immunostimulants: Vaccines, Toxoids, and Immune Serum Globulins**

**16. Solutions**

Preparing a Solution From a Solution or Pure Drug

Preparing a Solution From a Stock Solution

*End of Unit III review*

Answers

Appendices

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