Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

  • Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, LAT, Wright Career College, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
    • Joy Howell, Customer Relations Co-ordinator, Animal Health, Bayer plc, Newbury, UK
    • By

      • Terry Lake, DVM, Instructor, Animal Health Technology, Faculty of Science, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
      • Nicola Green, RVN, Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing and Internal Verifier, Northumbria School of Veterinary Nursing, Newcastle College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

      This new edition continues to explain common mathematical principles in veterinary terms. With the introduction of the Evolve platform, both student and qualified nurses or technicians benefit from an interactive site where they can test their knowledge with interactive questions and quizzes; while instructors can create their own quizzes and tasks to use as aids in their teaching. Drawing upon his extensive experience, Terry Lake also provides a method of conversion that simplifies equations and removes the necessity of memorizing formulae. Terry Lake is also joined in this second edition by Nicola Green, an experienced instructor in dosage calculations who has devised the Evolve component. The text uses a commonsense approach to clinical situations faced by every student and qualified practitioner, highlighting common errors and providing tips for avoiding potential pitfalls. This extremely useful text takes the student from the secure ground of decimals and percentages, through to the uncharted terrain of statistics and dimensional analysis – all in an easily accessible and user-friendly style.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2930-1


Table of Contents


Forewords

Preface

1. Calculations Involving Fractions

2. Decimals and Percentages

3. Scientific Notation

4. Ratio and Proportion

5. Dimensional Analysis

6. Clinical Applications of Basic Principles

7. Measurement Systems

8. Oral Medication

9. Parenteral Medication

10. Clinical Problems Using Dosage Calculations

11. Solutions

12. Clinical Problems Using Solutions

13. Intravenous Fluids

14. Constant Rate Infusions

15. Dilutions

16. Clinical Problems Using Dilutions

17. Anaesthetic and Nutritional Calculations

18. Statistics and Quality Control

Index