Drug Calculations

Process and Problems for Clinical Practice

Author: Meta Brown,Joyce L. Mulholland

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323010047

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 9245

Thoroughly revised and updated, DRUG CALCULATIONS: PROCESS AND PROBLEMS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE provides practical, concise drug calculation information in a full-color workbook format. The book uses the logical and consistent ratio and proportion method of calculation and provides step-by-step solutions to all problems, including the extra step of "proof" to ensure the student's understanding of the calculations. (Includes a FREE CD-ROM)

Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Amy Pickar-Abernethy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1439058474

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 6674

The best-selling dosage calculations book on the market, Gloria Pickar's DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features the three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations that nursing and other health care professionals prefer, along with a reader-friendly writing style and handy work text format. In addition to easing readers into the math with a thorough review, the book uses a logic-based process to build confidence and limit anxiety. Featuring full-color images of drug labels, critical thinking assessments, extensive clinical examples, and a host of interactive supplements, including an accompanying online tutorial, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition gives readers the skills they need to master dosage calculations in any clinical setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drug Calculations & Drug Administration

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

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416028772

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 4405

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.

Drug Calculations

Process and Problems for Clinical Practice

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

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 425

View: 4155

This resource provides all the information, explanation, and practice needed to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages. The content features extensive coverage of the ratio and proportion method of drug calculation in a full-color workbook, including a logical step-by-step format for all problems and a "proof" step in the answer key to ensure that the users understand each calculation. Each copy is packaged with the Daugherty & Romans' Dosages and Solutions CD-ROM companion. Ratio and proportion method used throughout presents a logical, accurate, and consistent method of calculation. Step-by-Step format for each problem includes a "proof" step, providing a tool for readers to check their comprehension and ensure accuracy. Clinical Alerts highlight potential and common drug calculation errors. Patient Safety chapter helps the reader prevent medication errors and understand drug labels, medication administration forms, and physician's order forms. Critical Thinking Exercises aid in applying analytical skills and dosage calculations to clinical practice. Coverage of life span issues includes a separate chapter on Children's Dosages. Worksheets with a series of practice problems follow each section proceeding from a simple to complex format, promoting active learning and application of drug calculation. Chapter Finals cover diagnostic-related content problems and help students measure their knowledge. Clear, concise explanations throughout include Examples to ensure comprehension. Pertinent content highlighted through Rules, Steps, and Remembers, making information easy to find. A number of full-color drug labels and equipment illustrations provide a realistic representation of medication administration. Each copy is packaged with the Daugherty & Romans' Dosages and Solutions CD-ROM Companion. Multiple-Choice Worksheets are now included with each chapter. The answer key contains a completely worked out solution to each problem, assisting with NCLEX preparation. A new chapter on Dimensional Analysis provides exposure to this increasingly popular method of calculation. Content on Parenteral Nutrition has been reorganized to form a new chapter. A Multiple-Choice Final at the end of the book offers additional practice and helps to review and evaluate what has been learned. Chapter Introductions provide general discussion of content and help readers understand chapter expectations. Updated syringes throughout present readers with a more realistic representation of those used in practice. Sample Medical Administration Records reflect chapter content and familiarize the reader with this vital documentation tool.

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: 2475

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.

Dosage Calculations

A Simplified Approach

Author: Billie Ann Wilson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780838592977

Category: Medical

Page: 219

View: 4165

This book is the most logical step-by-step guide to mastering dosage calculation equations and terminology available today. The reference covers everything from drug label identification and common errors to the b asic principles of complex drug calculations. Nurses, nursing students, nurse practitioners.

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: 8035

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.

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Amy Pickar-Abernethy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446011

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 2515

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.

Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies

Author: Adriana Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729542343

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 5135

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: 4148

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: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340987332

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 9474

This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you 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.

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: 4451

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: 2267

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.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 4087

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.

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: Springhouse

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582551340

Category: Medical

Page: 309

View: 8671

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.

Dosage Calculations

An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582555379

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 5387

Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with critical information on calculating dosages accurately, in a streamlined, bulleted, quick-reference format. The book is pocket-sized for easy reference anytime, anywhere, and uses illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses grasp key points quickly. Chapters cover math basics; measurement systems; drug administration; oral, topical, and rectal drugs; parenteral drugs; I.V. infusions; and calculations for pediatric, obstetric, and critical care patients. Logos include Dodging Drug Dangers—advice on avoiding drug errors; Help Desk—best practices tips; Calculation Clues—aids for overcoming math phobias; and Memory Jogger—helpful mnemonics.

Dosage Calculations Manual

Author: Catherine M. Todd,Belle Erickson

Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780874348453

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 3084

Now with greater emphasis on math review and even more practice problems. Includes new guidelines on syringes and needles, pediatric dosage calculations, calculating dosages within a critical care setting, updated page design with more white space for answers and notes, and many more photographs of actual drug labels. A pretest plus follow-up exams are included in each chapter. Contents include review of mathematics, systems of drug measurement, drug orders and medication records, calculating oral dosages, calculating parenteral dosages, topical and rectal dosages, special considerations, selected references, and index.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Pass Numeracy Tests and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

Author: Chris John Tyreman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 074946156X

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 9173

To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts. The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels. It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

Medical Dosage Calculations

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

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131134799

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 623

The Eight Edition of "Medical Dosage Calculations" continues to be a user-friendly drug calculation text and workbook. Utilizing a dimensional analysis approach, this comprehensive resource begins with simple arithmetic and progresses to the most complex drug calculation problem. Completely revised and updated to include the latest practices and medications, an updated comprehensive review section, and a new companion website, it provides all of the details for a complete understanding of these most critical calculation skills. NEW--Companion Website--www.prenhall.com/olsen--with critical thinking questions and more. Revised and updated to include the latest practices and medications. Updated questions, critical thinking case studies, practice problem sets, and self-tests. Over 1000 problems throughout. Exercises complete with solutions for a complete look at the step-by-step process. A comprehensive review section is ideal for reference and self-testing. An arithmetic review (Chapter 1) provides a foundation for the calculations that follow throughout the text. Actual drug labels are real-life examples of what is used in health care settings. The most frequently used drugs organized by both generic and trade names.

Dosage Calculations for Nurses

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

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132068840

Category: Medical

Page: 293

View: 4655

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.