Calculation of Drug Dosages - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780323077538, 9780323077545

Calculation of Drug Dosages

9th Edition

A Work Text

Authors: Sheila Ogden Linda Fluharty
eBook ISBN: 9780323077545
eBook ISBN: 9780323293907
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 1st March 2011
Page Count: 640

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Master the critical skills necessary to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages using Calculation of Drug Dosages. Written by Sheila J. Ogden, MSN, RN and Linda Fluharty, RNC, MSN, this updated 9th Edition provides you with an extensive review of essential math concepts before introducing and clearly explaining the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation. The book's popular "worktext" format builds on concepts as you go and reinforces what you learn with over 1,800 practice problems.

Key Features

  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses with an extensive math review, covering the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages.
  • Use chapter worksheets to practice solving realistic problems.
  • Assess your understanding of chapter content using post-tests at the end of each chapter.
  • Retain content more easily and build on your prior knowledge through a logical organization.
  • Get additional practice and accurately gauge your overall understanding with a comprehensive post-test at the end of the book.
  • Stay focused with learning objectives that explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter.
  • Know the latest drugs and technology used in the market with updated drug labels and equipment photos.
  • Study at your own pace with 25 flash cards, now on Evolve, containing abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book.
  • Check your work and see your mistakes with a detailed step-by-step answer key.

Table of Contents

Part I Review of Mathematics

Review of Mathematics Pretest

1. Fractions

2. Decimals

3. Percents

4. Ratios

5. Proportions

Review of Mathematics Posttest

Part II Units and Measurements for the Calculation of Drug Dosages

6. Metric and Household Measurements

7. Apothecary and Household Measurements

8. Equivalents between Apothecary and Metric Measurements

Part III Preparation for Calculation of Drug Dosages

9. Safety in Medication Administration

10. Interpretation of the Physician's Orders

11. How to Read Drug Labels

12. Dimensional Analysis and the Calculation of Drug Dosages

Part IV Calculation of Drug Dosages

13. Oral Dosages

14. Parenteral Dosages

15. Dosages Measured in Units

16. Intravenous Flow Rates

17. Critical Care Intravenous Flow Rates

18. Pediatric Dosages

Part V Drug Administration Considerations

19. Automated Medication Dispensing Systems

20. Special Considerations for the Administration of Medications to the Elderly

21. Home Care Considerations in the Administration of Medications

Comprehensive Posttest



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About the Author

Sheila Ogden

Affiliations and Expertise

Orthopaedics Program Director, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Linda Fluharty

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Nursing Program, Ivy Tech State College, Indianapolis, IN