Math for Clinical Practice

By

  • Denise Macklin, RNC, BSN, CRNI, President, Professional Learning Systems, Inc., Marietta, GA
  • Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, School of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA
  • Mother Helena Infortuna, MTS, BS, Saints Mary and Martha Orthodox Monastery, Wagener, SC

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.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-06499-6


Table of 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