Calculation Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844891X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 3444

Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.

Essential Calculation Skills for Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare Practitioners

Author: Meriel Hutton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335237592

Category: Medical

Page: 151

View: 3242

"This book is suitable for those preparing for entry to healthcare programmes as well as those undertaking pre-registration programmes, post-registration courses and those just needing to make a ‘quick check’ whilst in practice. Clear step-by-step explanations are given to each of the exercises, demonstrating a variety of strategies to arrive at the same answer. Each chapter gives clear examples as to when the calculation would be used which helps the reader to link theory and practice." Nicci Whiteing, Lecturer in Adult Nursing, School of Community & Health Sciences, City University, London "Designed for use by students of all branches of nursing and midwifery, this book covers the calculations they need to know with remarkable clarity. Written to engage with students' learning in both theory and practice, it is ideal for all those entering the nursing or midwifery register." Philip Scullion, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care, Coventry University "There are easy to understand worked examples in each section along with practice exercises. All of the practice questions have been put in the context of real life situation which makes them easier to understand. I would recommend this book to anyone undertaking a pre registration nursing or midwifery course, I found it extremely useful in helping me to prepare for my recent drug calculations exam." Nina Griffiths, Nursing Student, Swansea University Worried about your calculation skills? Looking for some help to make sure you are up to scratch? As a healthcare practitioner, you need to be confident that you can deal competently with any numerical situation you may come across. This handy book provides a guide to common numerical calculations found in healthcare practice and uses everyday examples to enable you to apply numerical principles correctly in your own practice. This user-friendly book is: Suitable for a wide variety of healthcare practitioners, including all nurses and midwives Full of authentic worked examples Features core clinical charts, prescription models, labels and diagrams Types of calculation covered include: Decimals Fractions Percentages and ratios Ratios and proportion The book shows you how to calculate doses correctly for tablets, capsules, fluids and injections. Meriel Hutton encourages you to find a method which suits you personally – with the emphasis always on patient safety. The increasing complexity of problems throughout the book builds as you progress, helping you calculate with confidence!

Essential Study Skills for Nursing

Author: Christine Ely,Ian Scott

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723433712

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 8347

Study skills are essential to nursing and the aim of this book is to provide you with an easy-to-use guide that will help you to develop the study skills necessary to your academic and professional life.

Drug Calculations for Nurses

Context for Practice

Author: Kerri Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345786

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6976

This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach 3rd Edition

Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444166506

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 7399

This best-selling pocket-sized book will help you to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired. Key features: content updated in line with current practice examples and questions based on actual prescriptions real-life case studies reinforce important aspects of the administration of medicines learning objectives, tips, key points, and worked examples help you learn pre-test at the beginning to identify any problem areas revision test at the end to assess improvement and competency logical format, ideal for individual study or a handy reference

Dosage Calculations for Nurses

Author: June Looby Olsen,Anthony Giangrasso,Dolores M. Shrimpton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132068840

Category: Medical

Page: 293

View: 2170

This easy-to-use guide for dosage calculations and drug administration is an excellent reference guide for nursing and healthcare professionals. Critical thinking case studies, practice tests, and exercises prepare students for real calculations so they can confidently calculate safe and accurate dosage levels.

Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies

Author: Maggie Norris,Donna Rae Siegfried

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527708284


Page: 358

View: 898

Unser Körper ist ein komplexes System, in dem viele unterschiedlich aufgebaute Teile zusammenwirken. In ”Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies“ erfahren die Leser, was sie über Knochen, Muskeln, Nerven, Hormone und den Rest, der den menschlichen Körper ausmacht, wissen müssen. Das ist aber natürlich noch nicht alles. Donna Rae Siegfried zeigt in diesem ausgiebig und teilweise farbig illustrierten Band, wie viele Einzelteile zusammenarbeiten und wie der Körper als großes Ganzes funktioniert. Mit Übungsaufgaben, die online gestellt wurden, können Sie Ihr frisch erworbenes Wissen noch einmal überprüfen. Wie man es von den Dummies nicht anders kennt, werden die Leser locker, leicht und mit einer Prise Humor in das komplexe Thema eingeführt.

Dosage Calculation Practice for Nurses

Author: Bonita E. Broyles

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9780766841956

Category: Medical

Page: 221

View: 748

From the leading publisher of dosage calculations materials comes one thousand additional questions in the basic and advanced core areas of the subject! Allowing users to answer practice problems related to tablets, capsules, liquids, and powder, Dosage Calculation Prractice For Nurses is the only true practice tool available of its kind. Use this unique text in conjunction with any proven Delmar Learning dosage calculation product, or to refresh your skills for a return to the clinical setting!

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: 6642

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.

Math for Nurses

A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

Author: Mary Jo Boyer

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9781496303417

Category: Nursing

Page: 384

View: 6190

Help your students learn to calculate dosages accurately with this easy-to-use pocket guide. Packed with real clinical examples and practice problems, Math for Nurses includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations, making it ideal for use in clinical settings or as a study aid. The book's step-by-step approach coupled with frequent examples that illustrate problem-solving helps students develop the knowledge and skills they need to calculate dosages effectively and improve the accuracy of drug delivery. Highlights of the 9th Edition Complete: This is the only dosage calculation pocket reference available today that covers the steps of drug preparation. Comprehensive: All methods of dosage calculations are used, including ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. Hands-on: Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions aid students' application and recall of material. Practical: A handy pull-out quick-reference card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas. Interactive: Virtual Chalkboard tutorials (followed by quizzes) solve problems step-by-step using three different methods with a voice over that explains each step.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473917670

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 4006

With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations

Practical Nursing Calculations

Getting the Dose Right

Author: Valda Hext,Lidia Mayner

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865088747

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 1220

A step-by-step guide to calculating the correct medication dosages. Using realistic hospital scenarios, this is a must for undergraduate nursing students.

Medicine Management Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844888X

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 1655

Anxious about managing medicines? Worried you’ll make amistake? This handy book is an essential guide for all nursingstudents, enabling you to understand the theory and practice ofdrug administration and facilitate your confidence andcompetence. This essential guide explores the theory and practice of drugadministration briefly and coherently, with ‘test yourknowledge’ exercises and questions throughout to assess yourlearning. It also includes ‘words of wisdom’- tips fromreal life students from their own experiences. Ideal for carryingto clinical placements, Medicine Management Skills forNurses is an essential guide to drugs andmedicine administration. Special features: - Pocket sized for portability - Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free - Takes away the fear of drugs and medicines management, makingit approachable, easy and fun - Features tips and advice from real life nursing students - Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education andthe Essential Skills Clusters - Examples and questions based on real life nursing andhealthcare examples

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1367

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.

Math for Nurses

A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

Author: Mary Jo Boyer,Elaine Dreisbaugh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 8877

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!

Um Leben und Tod

Ein Hirnchirurg erzählt vom Heilen, Hoffen und Scheitern - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641153700

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 7956

Bekenntnisse eines Hirnchirurgen Wie arbeitet ein Hirnchirurg? Wie fühlt es sich an, in das Organ zu schneiden, mit dem Menschen denken und träumen? Wie geht man damit um, wenn das Leben eines Patienten von der eigenen Heilkunst abhängt? Und wie, wenn man scheitert? Mehr noch als in anderen Bereichen der Medizin ist es in der Hirnchirurgie so gut wie unmöglich, nie einem Patienten zu schaden, denn Operationen am Innersten des Menschen sind immer mit unkalkulierbaren Risiken verbunden. Henry Marsh, einer der besten Neurochirurgen Großbritanniens, erzählt beeindruckend offen, selbstkritisch und humorvoll von den Ausnahmesituationen, die seinen Arbeitsalltag ausmachen. Seine Geschichten handeln vom Heilen und Helfen, vom Hoffen und Scheitern, von fatalen Fehlern und von der Schwierigkeit, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.

Math and Meds for Nurses

Author: Dolores F. Saxton,Norma Ercolano-O'Neill,Colleen Glavinspiehs

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401834562

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 2099

Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's challenging health care environment. Allow Math and Meds for Nurses to equip you with the tools to understand calculation through utilization of the three major methods: formula, ratio & proportion, and dimensional analysis. The second edition covers a breadth of dosage calculation topics, from measuring systems to intravenous medications. Special VIP (very important principle) boxes also teach important safety consideration such as prevention of medication errors.