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: 5978

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.

Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing

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

Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526447959

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 4370

With an easy-to-use format, this book is all you need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand you in good stead, both during your initial nurse training and your career in practice. This new edition now includes a tests for those students looking to undertake Continuing Professional Development to achieve Non-Medical Prescribing Nurse qualifications. It also contains: · 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 you identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations More than just a book… There is a dedicated website accompanying this book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more.

Dimensional Analysis for Meds

Author: Anna M. Curren

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781435438675

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 4910

Boost your confidence in dosage calculations with the strongest dimensional analysis book on the market! Increase your skills and confidence by turning to leading author Anna Curren, who has successfully taught dosage calculations to thousands of students over the years. Dimensional Analysis for Meds, fourth edition, will set your feet on the right path to accuracy and aptitude in medication calculations. You will find full-color drug labels and syringes throughout, tied to questions that test your understanding and mastery of drug dosages. Upon successful completion of the program outlined in Dimensional Analysis for Meds, you will be confident in your skills as a safe and effective practitioner.

Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Hope Graham,Beth Swart,Margaret Swedish

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176502599

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 538

View: 7511

Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations. This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.

Calculate with Confidence

Author: Deborah C. Gray Morris

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089313

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 3342

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.

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: Springhouse

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582551340

Category: Medical

Page: 309

View: 3733

This entertaining guide is now more fun, more up-to-date, and even easier to use -- an indispensable resource for nurses who want to take the stress out of dosage calculations. New to this edition are a chapter on dimensional analysis; numerous lighthearted learning aids called "Cheat Sheets"; and "Practice Makes Perfect" -- case study questions and answers that let nurses assess their progress. Contents include math basics; measurement systems; drug orders and administration records; calculating oral, topical, and rectal drug dosages; calculating parenteral injections and I.V. infusions; and calculating pediatric, obstetric, and critical care dosages.

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: 5940

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.

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: 1677

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

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: 2231

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 study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e 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

The Nurse, the Math, the Meds

Drug Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis

Author: Joyce L. Mulholland,Joyce M. Mulholland, RN,Susan Turner

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323187114

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 9945

Joyce M. Mulholland's name appears first and only in the previous edition.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 5059

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.

Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians - E-Book

Author: Terry Lake,Nicola Green

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702070777

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 2858

Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.

Clinical Calculations

With Applications to General and Specialty Areas

Author: Joyce LeFever Kee,Sally M. Marshall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323390846

Category: Nursing

Page: N.A

View: 5597

Accurate drug calculations start here! Clinical Calculations With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 8th Edition covers all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis. It also includes practice problems not only for general care but also for specialty areas such as pediatrics and critical care. A new chapter covers insulin administration, and concise, illustrated information includes the latest medications, drug administration techniques, and devices. Written by a team of experts led by Joyce Kee, Clinical Calculations makes it easy to understand drug calculation and emphasizes patient safety above all else.Coverage of all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis allows you to apply the method that works best for you.Updated information on drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the latest techniques of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes.Updated drug information ensures you are familiar with the most commonly used drugs in clinical practice."Caution "boxes alert you to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration.Information on infusion pumps enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA, and insulin helps you understand their use in drug administration."Calculations for Specialty Areas" section addresses the drug calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.Detailed, full-color photos and illustrations show the most current equipment for IV therapy, the latest types of pumps, and the newest syringes.A comprehensive post-test allows you to test your knowledge of key concepts from the text.NEW "Insulin Administration" chapter provides a guide to administering injectable drugs.NEW practice problems, drugs, drug labels, and photos keep you up to date with today s clinical practice.NEW! Updated QSEN guidelines and The Joint Commission standards help in reducing medication errors and in providing safe patient care. "

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: 8682

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.

Nursing Calculations

Author: John D. Gatford,Nicole Phillips

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702062315

Category:

Page: 184

View: 4757

This internationally renowned guide to basic arithmetic for nursing students has been completely revised and updated for a new generation of readers. Now entering its ninth edition, Nursing Calculations comes with a quick-reference card fits in the pocket to remind readers of essential formulae and AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF COMPUTERS AND MOBILE DEVICES. Over 200,000 copies sold since publication! Initial self-testing chapter allows readers to identify and address areas of difficulty before moving onto practical examples 'Important Boxes' highlight potential pitfalls for the reader Special section on paediatrics covers medication calculations relating to body weight and body surface area Contains glossary and useful abbreviations Brings together basic math skills and clinical examples to prepare readers for real life drug calculations Quick-reference card fits in the pocket and remind readers of essential formulae Questions have been revised and updated when necessary to reflect current practice New material includes the use of medication charts in questions that involve medication labels Additional worked examples facilitate understanding of the 24-hour clock Contains a new revision chapter to help consolidate learning NOW COMES WITH AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES!

Drug Calculations for Nurses

Context for Practice

Author: Kerri Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344534

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 7013

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.

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Amy Pickar-Abernethy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446011

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 1852

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.

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: 8072

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.