Calculating Drug Dosages Safely

A Dimensional Analysis Approach

Author: Tracy Horntvedt

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803638949

Category: Medical

Page: 455

View: 7010

Dosage calculations can be intimidating, but they don’t need to be. Using dimensional analysis, you’ll learn how to calculate both simple and complex medication dosage problems with consistency and accuracy and reduce medication errors with simple safety mechanisms. This reliable and consistent method helps to ensure safe medication administration practices.

Calculating Drug Doses Safely

A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives

Author: George Downie (MSc.),Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780702031847

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 4394

This book is designed to help nurses make accurate drug calculations and improve patient safety. It is written in an accessible style to make learning as easy as possible. The simple, clear and friendly approach will be a major help to anyone who hates maths. Real examples from prescriptions and medicine labels are used to simulate actual practice and help make the link with the theory. The range of specialties covered makes the content relevant to all areas of nursing practice. Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities New 'How to use this book' section More examples relating to renal, ITU, drug dosing, fluid balance and a wider range of examples Text restructured so less intimidating material is at the beginning e.g. molarity comes later Level of examples and exercises made clearer

Calculating Drug Dosages

A Patient-Safe Approach to Nursing and Math

Author: Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo,Maryanne Werner-McCullough

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803644795

Category: Medical

Page: 563

View: 7991

Master math concepts. Ensure patient safety. Conquer your fears and understand the most common math concepts used in nursing practice today. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to accurately calculate drug dosages using all four methods. Build your confidence with thousands of review questions in the text.

Calculating Drug Doses Safely E-Book

A Handbook For Nurses and Midwives

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049875

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 736

This book is designed to help nurses make accurate drug calculations and improve patient safety. It is written in an accessible style to make learning as easy as possible. The simple, clear and friendly approach will be a major help to anyone who hates maths. Real examples from prescriptions and medicine labels are used to simulate actual practice and help make the link with the theory. The range of specialties covered makes the content relevant to all areas of nursing practice. Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities New ‘How to use this book’ section More examples relating to renal, ITU, drug dosing, fluid balance and a wider range of examples Text restructured so less intimidating material is at the beginning e.g. molarity comes later Level of examples and exercises made clearer

A Nurse's Guide to Dosage Calculation

Giving Medications Safely

Author: Vicki Niblett

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781758536

Category: Medical

Page: 311

View: 4182

This dosage calculations textbook is designed expressly for use in Canadian schools of nursing. It teaches three methods of dosage calculation—ratio and proportion, cross-multiplying of fractions, and formula—using the SI Unit system of measurement. Plentiful sample questions from across nursing care settings with clear use of the three calculation approaches give students immediate opportunity to practice each step taught. Canadian drug trade names are used throughout the text. The book includes self-tests to help students identify areas that require further practice. Make a Note boxes reinforce underlying theory. Keep It Safe boxes emphasize important elements of safe practice.

Calculation of Drug Dosages

Author: Sheila J. Ogden

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323018883

Category: Medical

Page: 526

View: 2654

This popular dosage calculation work-text helps students master the critical skills necessary to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages. Innovative and practical, it includes information on the ratio and proportion, formula and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation, and numerous practice problems to accompany these methods. Ideal for students who need an extensive math review in addition to drug calculations content, this new edition features a more logical organization, a new chapter addressing medication administration to critically ill patients, and more practice problems on calculations for pediatric patients. Learning objectives help students focus on key content as they read and study. Chapter worksheets provide students the opportunity to practice solving realistic problems. Posttests help students identify their areas of strengths and weaknesses. Full-color drug labels provide a more realistic representation of medication administration. A comprehensive posttest at the end of the book helps students assess their knowledge of the calculation of drug dosages. A comprehensive glossary defines important terms. A new chapter on Critical Care IV Flow Rates addresses medication administration to critically ill patients. Content has been reorganized to create a more logical flow for learning. Approximately 20 more practice problems have been added on calculations for pediatric patients.

Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766862869

Category: Medical

Page: 552

View: 6154

This perennial best seller has set the standard for dosage calculations. This formula method text contains more practice questions than any competitor; full color labels; equipment; pediatric dosages; and even advanced calculations. New to this edition are a more streamlined presentation; new drug labels; smaller doses for pediatric calculations; and an interactive CD-ROM with improved functionality

Calculating Drug Dosages

An Interactive Approach to Learning Nursing Math

Author: Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo,Maryanne Werner-McCullough

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803624979

Category: Medical

Page: 154

View: 8667

Summary: Designed for nursing students, the CD-ROM contains thirteen modules developed to address most common math concepts used in nursing practice.

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Lapham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482248468

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 6763

The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Math for Nurses

A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

Author: Mary Jo Boyer

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781763356

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 5636

Now in its Seventh Edition, this pocket guide is a compact, portable, easy-to-use reference for dosage calculation and drug administration. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Coverage includes review of mathematics, measurement systems, and a comprehensive section on dosage calculations. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students' application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.

Calculate with Confidence

Author: Deborah C. Gray Morris

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089313

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 5879

This popular text covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods offering a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. With over 2,000 practice problems, Gray Morris focuses on enhancing the learning experience of nursing students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable. Calculate with Confidence, 6th Edition addresses the increasing responsibility of the nurse in medication administration, prioritizes client safety, and reflects the current scope of practice. Tips for Clinical Practice boxes call attention to information critical to math calculation and patient safety. Safety Alert boxes highlight issues that may lead to mediation errors and empower you to identify actions that must be taken to avoid calculation errors Chapter review problems test all major topics presented in the chapter. Separate basic math review test allows you to assess and evaluate your understanding of basic math material covered in Unit 1, directing you to review chapters if you miss any of these test questions. Pre-test basic math review tests help you assess your basic math skills and identify areas of strength and weakness in competency of basic math. Comprehensive unit on basic math review offers complete coverage of basic math: roman numerals, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, and percentages. NEW! Integration of QSEN information related to patient safety in the Medication Administration chapter and throughout text. NEW! NCLEX-style questions on Evolve help prepare you for the NCLEX-RN Examination. NEW! Content additions and updates includes word problems involving dosages, Critical Thinking Scenarios, a discussion of the concepts regarding safety issues with medication administration, plus significant updates in the insulin, critical care and IV chapters. NEW! Reorganization of Answer Key features answers and the work to practice problems at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.

Drug Calculations

Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice

Author: Meta Brown,Joyce M. Mulholland,Joyce L. Mulholland

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032331659X

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 512

View: 4902

Extensively covering the ratio and proportion method, Drug Calculations: Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice, 10th Edition is known for its realistic practice problems and unique "proof" step in the answer key that lets you double-check your answers to avoid medication errors. This text addresses the current issue of patient safety with respect to accurate drug dosages through the inclusion of QSEN competencies recommendations - and with features such as new Clinical Relevance boxes and Clinical Alerts that call attention to situations in actual practice that have resulted in drug errors. You will get extensive hands-on practice for the NCLEX Exam through the text's calculation problems, critical thinking exercises, worksheets, and assessment tests. Over 1,100 practice problems in ratio and proportion offer the extensive practice needed to become proficient in drug calculations. Step-by-step format for each problem includes a unique Proof step in the answer key to ensure that you understand the solution. Patient Safety chapter helps you prevent medication errors and understand drug labels, medication administration forms, and physician's order forms. Multiple-choice Worksheets within each chapter help you prepare for the NCLEX examination. Critical thinking exercises aid you in applying analytical skills and drug calculations to clinical practice. Clinical Alerts highlight potential and common drug calculation errors. Full-color drug labels and equipment illustrations provide you with a realistic representation of medication administration and what you will encounter in the clinical setting. Detailed coverage of the ratio and proportion method provides a logical, accurate, and consistent method of drug calculation. Worksheets follow each chapter section for additional practice and application of drug calculations. NEW! Vocabulary section at the beginning of each chapter provides you with a convenient reference to definitions of terms used throughout the chapter. NEW! Clinical Relevance boxes integrate medication-related clinical practice concepts, such as: nursing practice, high-risk medications, safety issues, and common administration errors.

Calculation of Drug Dosages

A Work Text

Author: Sheila J. Ogden,Linda Fluharty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323393667

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 9561

Known for its textbook/workbook format, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 10th Edition makes it easy to master the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your math skills, and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any inexperience or weaknesses you may have. Written by nursing experts Sheila Ogden and Linda Fluharty, this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Over 1,800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge. Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. 25 flash cards on Evolve contain abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book, allowing you to study at your own pace. UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market. NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included, and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix. NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.

Pharmacology Clear & Simple

A Guide to Drug Classifications and Dosage Calculations

Author: Cynthia J Watkins

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803689888

Category: Medical

Page: 529

View: 6007

Here’s the must-have knowledge and guidance you need to gain a solid understanding of pharmacology and the safe administration of medications in one text. A body systems approach to pharmacology with a basic math review and a focus on drug classifications prepare you for administering specific drugs in the clinical setting.

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9789241546706

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 2698

This pocket book contains up-to-date clinical guidelines, based on available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. It is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centres where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1167

Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.

Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, with 2016 Update

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323172970

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 8761

Find the reliable, in-depth drug information you need! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 11th Edition with 2016 Update keeps you up to date with this constantly changing field by providing information on more than 4,000 generic and trade name drugs - including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Each drug monograph includes complete dosing, administration, and nursing process information, so you'll always be sure that you're practicing medication safety. In fact, what sets this handbook apart is its detailed coverage of rationales and explanations, drug-specific nursing diagnoses, and IV drug information. From trusted nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, the Drug Guide also includes a companion website with how-to videos, NCLEX? exam-style questions, patient teaching guidelines, and more. More than 4,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to vital information. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects. UNIQUE! Full-color inserts show how drugs work and provide fast access to basic intravenous administration techniques and skills. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, videos and animations, drug dosage calculators, NCLEX? exam-style questions, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. A table with complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs. Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover areas such as doses, side effects, interactions, and nursing considerations. Ethnic alert icon indicates safety information specific to populations of varying ethnicities. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips of medication administration via IV, injection, oral, topical, and drops; animations of how drugs act in the body; and safety content relating to the most common medication errors.

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581624

Category: Medical

Page: 1224

View: 7806

This ninth edition of Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs e-book continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. All content in this must have nursing drug handbook, is tailored for nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand. User-friendly and fully up-to-date, this indispensible nursing e-book delivers safe drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Each therapeutic drug class features a detailed description, followed by an A-Z of drugs within that class. Important Nursing points and cautions throughout this edition highlight best practice in drug administration. Patient teaching and advice has been included to emphasise an essential part of care within a multidisciplinary team. This e-book edition also features icons that indicate drug cautions during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and another that indicates drug-specific restrictions in sport. A bestselling Elsevier textbook, Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs has been the premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition will also be available for separate purchase as an app (iOS and android) and provides an easy reference, searchable version of the text in mobile format for students and practitioners to carry with them during clinical practice. Also, available for separate purchase to be used alongside the Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs app will be the Tiziani Drug Calculations app. When both apps are purchased the user will be able to share function, content and data between the two applications. This link will provide cross reference from the text to case studies and drug calculation MCQ’s, placing the pharmacology in a clinical context. Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9e app and the Tiziani Drug Calculations app will be available for purchase in December 2013. Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names provided Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care New focus on Patient teaching and advice. All existing drugs reviewed and updated. All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines. Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon. Cautions for sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon.