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Calculate with Confidence

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.

Paperback, 752 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08931-9

Contents

  • Unit One: Math Review
    Pre-Test
    1. Roman Numerals
    2. Fractions
    3. Decimals
    4. Ratio and Proportion
    5. Percentages
    Post-Test

    Unit Two: Systems of Measurement
    6. Metric System
    7. Apothecary and Household Systems
    8. Converting Within and Between Systems
    9. Additional Conversions Useful in the Health Care Setting

    Unit Three: Methods of Administration and Calculation
    10. Medication Administration
    11. Understanding and Interpreting Medication Orders
    12. Medication Administration Records and Drug Distribution Systems
    13. Reading Medication Labels
    14. Dosage Calculation Using the Ratio and Proportion Method
    15. Dosage Calculation Using the Formula Method
    16. Dosage Calculation Using the Dimensional Analysis Method

    Unit Four: Oral and Parenteral Dosage Forms, Insulin and Pediatric Dosage
    Calculations
    17. Calculation of Oral Medications
    18. Parenteral Medications
    19. Reconstitution of Solutions
    20. Insulin


    Unit Five: Intravenous, Heparin, and Critical Care Calculations and Pediatric Dosage Calculations
    22. Intravenous Calculations
    23. Heparin Calculations
    24. Critical Care Calculations
    25. Pediatric and Adult Dosage Calculation Based on Weight

    Comprehensive Post-Test
    Answer Key
    Bibliography
    Index

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