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Calculation of Drug Dosages

A Work Text

Master the critical skills necessary to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages using Calculation of Drug Dosages. Written by Sheila J. Ogden, MSN, RN and Linda Fluharty, RNC, MSN, this updated 9th Edition provides you with an extensive review of essential math concepts before introducing and clearly explaining the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation. The book's popular "worktext" format builds on concepts as you go and reinforces what you learn with over 1,800 practice problems.

Paperback, 640 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07753-8


  • Part I Review of Mathematics

    Review of Mathematics Pretest

    1. Fractions

    2. Decimals

    3. Percents

    4. Ratios

    5. Proportions

    Review of Mathematics Posttest

    Part II Units and Measurements for the Calculation of Drug Dosages

    6. Metric and Household Measurements

    7. Apothecary and Household Measurements

    8. Equivalents between Apothecary and Metric Measurements

    Part III Preparation for Calculation of Drug Dosages

    9. Safety in Medication Administration

    10. Interpretation of the Physician's Orders

    11. How to Read Drug Labels

    12. Dimensional Analysis and the Calculation of Drug Dosages

    Part IV Calculation of Drug Dosages

    13. Oral Dosages

    14. Parenteral Dosages

    15. Dosages Measured in Units

    16. Intravenous Flow Rates

    17. Critical Care Intravenous Flow Rates

    18. Pediatric Dosages

    Part V Drug Administration Considerations

    19. Automated Medication Dispensing Systems

    20. Special Considerations for the Administration of Medications to the Elderly

    21. Home Care Considerations in the Administration of Medications

    Comprehensive Posttest



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