Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Drug Calculations and Drug Administration book cover

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Drug Calculations and Drug Administration

A study and review aid for students struggling with this especially difficult subject area, this book offers a visual, straightforward approach that clearly explains topics such as drug calculations; oral, IM, topical, and IV drug administration; and special topics such as pediatric administration, advanced care, and technology. The 2nd edition features discussions on 30 new drugs, 25 new calculation problems on dimensional analysis, a new feature on Medication Safety Errors in outer margins, as well as updated NCLEX examination-style questions.

Paperback, 320 Pages

Published: November 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2877-2


  • Part I Calculations

    1. Mathematics Review

    2. Systems of Measurement

    3. Temperature Conversion

    Part II Drug Administration

    4. General Principles of Medication Administration

    5. Measurement and Administration of Oral Medications

    6. Intramuscular Drugs

    7. Preparation and Administration of Powders

    8. Administration of Subcutaneous and Intradermal Drugs

    9. Measurement and Administration of Topical Medications

    10. Eye, Ear, and Nose Medications

    11. Administration of Rectal and Vaginal Medications

    Part III Intravenous Administration

    12. Intravenous Therapy

    13. Intravenous Additives

    Part IV Special Topics

    14. Special Medications and Routes

    15. Medications for Infants and Children

    16. Advanced Care

    17. Technology Associated with Drug Administration


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