Dosage Calculations in SI Units


  • Maureen Osis, RN, MN, Educational Consultant for the community portfolio for Calgary Regional Health Authority

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.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2002
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-920513-37-8

Table of Contents

  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