Dosage Calculations

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

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176502599

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 538

View: 8222

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.

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: 2565

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 & Drug Administration

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

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416028772

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2885

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 2nd Edition

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340810286

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 3172

As nurses gain greater responsibility and nurse practitioners become a larger group the pressure on nurses to prescribe accurately and independently increases. At the same time the general view among lecturers is that students of medicine as well as of nursing are arriving at university with increasingly poor basic maths skills, and this is also said to apply to pharmacy students. Students need a practical course textbook that will take them through into the start of their clinical work as a companion to drug prescribing, preparation and delivery. This is the second edition of this pocket-sized introductory guide to performing drug calculations accurately and confidently. Compiled by a pharmacist and a nurse, the book combines the essential theory of pharmacology with the implications for professional practice. It moves from explanations of the simple through to complex formulae relating to the many drugs used today, and includes worked examples plus problems for self-assessment. Unlike many of its competitors, it includes intravenous administration of drugs. New for the second edition: * moves away from hospital bias to include more community issues e.g patient controlled analgesia, and examples; 'how to use this book' completely rewritten * includes more examples of problems and presents the answers separately so they can be used for self-assessment * greatly improved presentation, including 2-colour text design

Easy Four Step Method to Drug Calculations

Author: S. D. Foust

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 102

View: 9331

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

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: 9747

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.

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: 8722

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.

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Amy Pickar-Abernethy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446011

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 7735

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.

Drug Calculations for Nurses

Context for Practice

Author: Kerri Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344534

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 842

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.

Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies

Author: Adriana Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729542343

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 9594

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.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1623

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.

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: 8083

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.

Dosage Calculations

A Simplified Approach

Author: Billie Ann Wilson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780838592977

Category: Medical

Page: 219

View: 2870

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.

Calculation of Drug Dosages

Author: Sheila J. Ogden

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323041102

Category: Medical

Page: 526

View: 362

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. Each copy is packaged with the Daugherty & Romans' Dosages and Solutions Version III CD-ROM companion. Learning objectives help students focus on key content as they read and study. Chapter worksheets provide students the opportunity to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests help students identify their areas of strengths and weaknesses. Full-color drug labels provide a more realistic representation of medication administration. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book helps students assess their knowledge of the calculation of drug dosages. A comprehensive glossary defines important terms. Includes the new and improved Version III of Daugherty and Roman's Drug Calculations student CD-ROM 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.

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: Springhouse

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582551340

Category: Medical

Page: 309

View: 4062

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 Manual

Author: Catherine M. Todd,Belle Erickson

Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780874348453

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 9818

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.

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: 386

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.

Calculation of Drug Dosages

A Work Text

Author: Sheila J. Ogden,Linda Fluharty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323393667

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 6507

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.

Drug Calculations - E-Book

Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice

Author: Meta Brown,Joyce L. Mulholland

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292976

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 7924

Covering the ratio and proportion method of drug calculations, Drug Calculations: Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice, 9th Edition provides clear, step-by-step explanations and concise examples to ensure safety and accuracy. Unique to this book, a "proof" step in the answer key lets you double-check your calculation results to avoid medication errors. Safety is also addressed through the inclusion of Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) information and with features such as Clinical Alerts and High Alert drug icons calling attention to situations in actual practice that have resulted in drug errors. Written by Meta Brown Seltzer and Joyce Mulholland, this text includes extensive hands-on practice with calculation problems, critical thinking exercises, worksheets, and assessment tests. And to boost your proficiency, a companion Evolve website adds more than 600 additional practice problems. The ratio and proportion method provides a logical, accurate, and consistent method of drug calculation. Step-by-step format for each problem includes a unique "proof" step in the answer key to ensure that you understand the solution. Clinical Alerts highlight potential and common drug calculation errors. Critical thinking exercises help you apply analytical skills and drug calculations to clinical practice. A patient safety chapter enhances your understanding of drug labels, medication administration forms, and physician's order forms. Over 1,100 practice problems offer the extensive practice you need to become proficient in drug calculations. Multiple-choice worksheets within each chapter help you prepare for the NCLEX examination. Worksheets follow each chapter section for additional practice and application of drug calculations. Chapter Finals and a Comprehensive Final let you evaluate your mastery of drug calculations. Current recommendations from The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices help reduce medication errors and promote patient safety. Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) information highlights ways to reduce medication errors. A high-risk medication icon calls attention to medications that have the most potential to cause harm to patients. Updated, full-color drug labels and equipment photos (including pumps and IV equipment) show what you will encounter in the clinical setting.