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: 3940

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.

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: 6522

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.

Easy Four Step Method to Drug Calculations

Author: S. D. Foust

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 102

View: 5305

This unique work-text has been class-tested by hundreds of students. It makes the difficult concept of drug dosage calculations easy to understand and master by using a simple four-step method that focuses only on the information necessary for learning this skill. The readers are guided through every step of the calculation process with easy to understand and follow explanations. This is the perfect resource for paramedics, nurses, students and any other health care professionals who administer medication. Features Include: Straightforward and easy to read Hundreds of practice problems that incorporate realistic patient scenarios, protocols, and the latest trends in treatment management. Final review section Worked out answer section clearly shows students every step of the problem solving process.

Drug Calculations & Drug Administration

Author: Cynthia C. Chernecky,Mother Helena Infortuna,Denise Macklin

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416028772

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 657

Designed to be a study and review series to help you get through the nursing school jungle. With this tool in your hands, you'll have no trouble mastering the complexities of drug calculations and oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, topical and intravenous drug administration.

Dosage Calculations

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176502599

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 538

View: 7379

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.

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: 4630

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

Calculation of Drug Dosages

Author: Sheila J. Ogden

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323018883

Category: Medical

Page: 526

View: 5415

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.

Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies

Author: Adriana Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729542343

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 6550

APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE WITH THE CLINICAL CASES SERIES Based on real life scenarios, the Clinical Cases series presents quality case studies, complete with answers, to provide nursing students with an opportunity to explore scenarios they are likely to encounter in a variety of practice settings. Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies can be used in conjunction with Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition as part of the suite of resources for undergraduate and Diploma of nursing students. Each case starts with an introduction, where the presenting condition and symptoms are outlined and as the case progresses, more details of the patient's condition, tests, medications and other considerations are provided. All cases come together with a conclusion where the patient outcomes are highlighted, followed by a discussion of the key considerations for the case. Multiple Choice Questions are integrated throughout and rationales are provided for all answers. Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies is perfect for use during exam preparation or as a study tool, providing an engaging approach to learning and revision. 20 progressive case studies across a range of clinical practice areas including care of the adult patient, paediatrics, aged care, palliative care and midwifery Multiple Choice Questions integrated throughout each stage of the case studies Rationales provided for all answers References for further reading and research.

Drug Calculations for Nurses

Context for Practice

Author: Kerri Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345786

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6800

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

Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice

Author: Meta Brown,Joyce L. Mulholland

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032337722X

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 4658

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.

Calculating Drug Doses Safely

A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives

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

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 155

View: 3534

This text helps members of the medical profession to make accurate drug calculations and aims to help to improve patient safety. It is designed for the needs of both student nurses and registered nurses.

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496308395

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 5266

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy contains everything health care practitioners need to review and students need to learn about calculating drug dosages. This entertaining and informative reference reviews the basic math needed to perform dosage calculation, including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. It walks the nurse through the interpretation of hundreds of examples of drug orders and the performance of hundreds of complex dosage calculations, and provides information on deciphering difficult abbreviations, dealing with unclear handwriting, reading medication labels, selecting administration equipment, and more.

Nursing Calculations

Author: John D. Gatford,Nicole Phillips

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702062315

Category:

Page: 184

View: 357

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!

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: 8842

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.

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: 1901

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

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: 4405

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

Mulholland's The Nurse, The Math, The Meds - E-Book

Drug Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis

Author: Susan Turner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323529488

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 9372

Use the simplicity of the dimensional analysis method to make accurate drug calculations! Mulholland’s The Nurse, The Math, The Meds, 4th Edition helps you overcome any math anxiety you may have by clearly explaining how to use dimensional analysis to minimize drug calculation errors. It shows how to analyze and set up problems, estimate a reasonable answer, and then evaluate the answer for accuracy. But first, a review of basic math ensures that you remember essential math skills. Updated by nursing educator Susan Turner, this edition includes plenty of practice exercises to help you understand and master each aspect of dimensional analysis. UNIQUE! Useful FAQs and answers in each chapter are based on years of classroom questions compiled by the author. UNIQUE! Communication boxes show sample nurse-patient and nurse-prescriber dialogues, relating the math to the medications and to clinical application. UNIQUE! Ask Yourself questions help you synthesize information and reinforce your comprehension. Rapid Practice quizzes provide practice problems following each new topic, making it easy to master both math concepts and drug calculation at the same time. Mnemonics offer shortcuts to make memorization easier, and save time in learning. Red arrow alerts call attention to potential math errors and patient safety issues. High-risk drug icons are used to highlight potentially dangerous drugs. Multiple choice-format questions at the end of each chapter help you review the material and prepare for the NCLEX® exam. Chapter finals boost your understanding by providing additional practice with the major concepts covered in each chapter; the answer key shows how to work out the problems. Comprehensive final practice boosts your understanding by providing additional practice with the major concepts covered through the entire text; the answer key shows how to work out the problems. NEW and Updated! Safety-related procedures and protocols include the newest ISMP, JCAHO, and QSEN safety standards and new content on drug calculations. NEW and Updated! Photos and medication labels ensure that you are up to date on today’s medications. NEW! SBAR information describes Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation in Metric Units and Conversions chapter. NEW information on health care provider orders is added to Oral Medications chapter. NEW table of insulins and their uses is included in Antidiabetic Medications chapter. NEW content on thrombolytics, clotting inhibitors, anti-platelet aggregants, and herbal supplements is included in Anticoagulant Medications chapter.

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: 4741

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.

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581624

Category: Medical

Page: 1224

View: 7322

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.

Drug Calculations Online for Calculate with Confidence

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467294322

Category: Education

Page: 33

View: 3441

Facts101 is your complete guide to Drug Calculations Online for Calculate with Confidence. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.