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Calculate with Confidence

Calculate with Confidence provides a clear consistent format with a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. It covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. This popular text focuses on enhancing the learning experience of students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable. Concepts relating to critical thinking, logical thinking, and nursing process are presented throughout. New practice problems have been added throughout this edition and rationales for the answers continue to be provided giving the students a better understanding of principles related to drug dosages. This fifth edition addresses the increasing responsibility of nurses in medication and administration; emphasizes the priority for client care, and presents material that reflects the current scope of the nursing practice.

Book,

Published: November 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09430-6

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 and Insulin
    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
    21. Intravenous Solutions and Equipment
    22. Intravenous Calculations
    23. Heparin Calculations
    24. Critical Care Calculations
    25. Pediatric and Adult Dosage Calculation Based on Weight

    Comprehensive Post-Test

    Answer Key

    Index

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