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# Math for Nurses : A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation - 5th edition

## ISBN10: 0781734681

Edition: 5TH 02
Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers
Published: 2002
International: No

## ISBN10: 0781734681

Edition: 5TH 02

### Summary

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
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

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