Calculating Drug Doses Safely

2nd Edition

A Handbook For Nurses and Midwives

Authors:

  • George Downie
  • Jean Mackenzie
  • Arthur Williams
  • Key Features

    • Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice
    • Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis
    • A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace
    • More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities

    Table of Contents

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction: Why this book is needed 

    How to use this book

    Pre-test

    Section 1 What you require to do a drug calculation

    1 Prescriptions, labels and SI units

    2 Arithmetic

    Questions on Section 1

    Section 2 How to do a drug calculation

    3 Drug calculations explained 

    4 Calculating oral and other non-parenteral doses 

    5 Calculating parenteral doses: small volume 

    6 Calculating parenteral doses: large volume 

    Questions on Section 2

    Section 3 How to do a drug calculation in special situations

    7 Calculating in obstetrics

    8 Calculating in paediatrics

    9 Calculations in liver disease and renal impairment

    Supporting information

    A Abbreviations

    B Arithmetical signs

    C Glossary 

    D Answers to section questions

    E Answers to calculation exercises

    F Post-test

    G Answers to post-test

    Index 

    Details

    No. of pages:
    216
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780702031847
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702059889