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Dosage Calculations in SI Units

DOSAGE CALCULATIONS IN SI UNITS, is a reference for nursing students and practitioners who want individual, self-paced instruction on calculations using SI units, involving all common dosage forms. The user is guided through a series of ten conceptual modules, ranging from simple fractions and decimals to more complex formulas such as dosage calculations for oral and intravenous medications. A special module for calculating pediatric and geriatric dosages has been added to this edition and is accompanied by a testing CD-ROM.

Spiral Bound, 198 Pages

Published: June 2002

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-920513-37-8

Contents

  • Pretest
    1. Arithmetic of Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimal Numbers

    2. Ratio and Proportion

    3. Systems of Measurement

    4. Medication Orders and Dosage Forms

    5. Calculation of Oral Medication Routes

    6. Calculation of Parenteral Medication Doses

    7. Intravenous Administration

    8. Drug Dosage Protocols and Special Procedures

    9. Calculations of Dosages for Pediatric and Geriatric Patients

    10. Calculations for Critical Care

    Appendix A: Approximate Equivalents between Systems of Measurement

    Appendix B: Temperature Conversions

    Appendix C: Brand Names in Canada, Australia, and the United States

    Appendix D: Problem-Solving Approach

    Answer Guide

    Index

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