Calculating Drug Dosages Safely

A Dimensional Analysis Approach

Author: Tracy Horntvedt

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803638949

Category: Medical

Page: 455

View: 2752

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 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: 5911

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: 1286

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: 9033

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: 5144

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.

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: 2993

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.

Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766862869

Category: Medical

Page: 552

View: 901

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: 6250

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

Calculation of Drug Dosages

A Work Text

Author: Sheila J. Ogden,Linda Fluharty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323393667

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 4415

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 and Medicines Management for Nurses E-Book

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams,Caroline Milne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033332

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 7193

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Amy Pickar-Abernethy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446011

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 2567

An excellent resource for anyone in or entering the field, market-leading DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, fourth edition, teaches users how to reduce errors while building their confidence in dosage calculation. Extremely reader friendly, the text includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and numerous critical thinking assessments. It carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. Reducing the math anxiety that many readers have, the text's unique three-step method of calculating dosages-Convert, Think, Calculate-trains students to approach calculations logically and with a decreased risk of medication errors. The fourth edition reflects the most current drugs and protocol, regulations on medication abbreviations, medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices. Clinical simulations and Clinical Reasoning Skills scenarios based on QSEN principles help students develop clinical reasoning skills, while Section Examinations include test items formatted like graduate licensure examinations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Placement Learning in Medical Nursing E-Book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Maggie Maxfield,Michelle Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051756

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 1893

Are you unsure about your medical nursing placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for individual patients? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Placement Learning in Medical Nursing covers the following areas: Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a medical nursing placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a medical nursing placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study/patient pathway approach to consolidating learning, from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to discharge. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 5375

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.

Calculate with Confidence

Author: Deborah C. Gray Morris

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089313

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 3975

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.

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs - Mobile optimised site

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729586057

Category: Medical

Page: 1352

View: 2114

The premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Now in its 10th edition, Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. This user-friendly drug guide delivers safe, up-to-date drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines from the Therapeutic Goods Administration and MIMS. Nursing points and cautions highlight best practice in drug administration and expanded focus on Patient teaching and advice ensures quality patient care. All drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names are provided Icons indicate cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and drug specific restrictions in sport A quick reference guide for calculating drug dosages and drip rates Common abbreviations, units and concentrations Appendix 3 features the latest MIMS updates, including dual labelling of drug ingredients to demonstrate international alignment Fully revised section on antineoplastic agents New drugs added to immunomodifiers, pulmonary arterial hypertension agents and eye, ear and nose Companion mobile optimised site available as a separate purchase or comprehensive package: - Provides easy online access to the trusted drug guide - Search by body system, therapeutic class or both - Perfect support for students and practitioners during study or clinical practice

Calculation of Medication Dosages

Practical Strategies to Ensure Safety and Accuracy

Author: Janice F. Boundy,Patricia A. Stockert

Publisher: XYZ editeur/XYZ Publishing

ISBN: 9780781758543

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 8806

This text equips nurses with the decision making skills to ensure that medication dosages are calculated correctly and administered safely. The book integrates critical thinking and decision making into the dosage calculation process and uses a realistic case study approach, with photos of nurses, patients, tablets, solutions, syringes, injectables, and drug labels. The formula method and ratio and proportion method are both presented for all problems, and a separate appendix explains the dimensional analysis method. Tables of equivalents, formulas, and abbreviations used in medication orders appear on the inside cover. A pocket card with common measurements and conversions is included. http://thepoint.lww.com/product/isbn/9780781758543

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: 9639

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.

Clinical Dosage Calculations for Australia and New Zealand

Author: Vanessa Brotto,Kate Rafferty

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0170188426

Category: Drugs

Page: 256

View: 1784

This is the first, full colour, local text to cover the important aspects of dosage calculations to help students deal with this vital part of clinical practice, using real life cases, worked examples and real medication labels. Starting with the fundamental skills to help students deal with mathematics and familiarise themselves with medication charts and medication labels, the text then moves on to specialist area chapters, allowing them to deepen their skills in a clinical context. Each chapter explains the main concepts and shows worked examples. Students can then engage in the activities of each chapter as an introduction to the concept before moving onto the final chapter where they can test their knowledge overall.

Medical Dosage CalculationsA Dimensional Analysis Approach

A Dimensional Analysis Approach

Author: June L. Olsen Emeritus, RN, MS,Anthony P. Giangrasso,Dolores Shrimpton

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 013397801X

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8128

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in medical dosage calculation in departments of nursing, pharmacy, pre-med, pre-dental, and other health disciplines; and for courses covering dosage calculation in other programs, such as pharmacology, pediatrics and critical care. The complete and user-friendly guide to safe drug dosage calculation Fully revised for current practices and medication, Medical Dosage Calculations remains the field’s most complete, user-friendly and accessible drug calculation text and workbook. Using the dimensional analysis format it pioneered, students begin with simple arithmetic, progressing to the most complex drug calculations. As they develop mathematical skills for accurate dosage calculations, they also gain a thorough professional understanding of safe drug administration. Compared with competitors, our text contains deeper, more realistic problems, incorporating actual dosages and requiring real critical thinking.