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Math for Clinical Practice

Covering the ratio and proportion and formula methods, this comprehensive textbook presents a straightforward, real-world approach to the mathematical calculations used in the clinical setting. It features a unique, step-by-step process that teaches you to identify the information needed to perform a calculation, determine if information is missing, set up and perform the calculation, and check the answer to ensure accurracy. This systematic approach is designed to reduce human calculation errors and ensure patient safety. Common medications and methods of administration are used throughout the textbook, with more than 1,200 practice problems to help you master the math needed for clinical practice.

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: February 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-06499-6

Contents

  • Section I: Renewing Math Skills

    1. Decimals: Relative Value, Addition, and Subtraction
    2. Decimals: Multiplication and Division
    3. Fractions: Reduction and Equations

    Section II: Systems of Measurement

    4. Units of Measure
    5. Conversion

    Section III: Calculations for the Clinical Setting

    6. Percentages
    7. Ratio and Proportion
    8. Body Weight

    Section IV: Reading Medication Labels and Using Syringes

    9. Using Syringes
    10. Oral Medications
    11. Parenteral Medications
    12. Reconstituting Medications

    Section V: Methods of Administering Medications
    13. Unit Dose, Card System, and Computerized Medication System
    14. Medication Records

    Section VI: Intravenous Fluid Calculations

    15. Introduction to Intravenous Therapy

    Section VII: Unique Calculations

    16. Calculating Intravenous Heparin Dosages
    17. Insulin
    18. Calculating Sliding Scale Insulin Dosage
    19. Intake and Output

    Section VIII: Calculations in Special Care Units
    20. Oncology
    21. Pediatrics
    22. Intensive Care Unit

    Answer Key
    Index

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