Clinical Calculations - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780323625470, 9780323674249

Clinical Calculations

9th Edition

With Applications to General and Specialty Areas

Authors: Joyce Kee Sally Marshall Mary Forrester Kathryn Woods
Paperback ISBN: 9780323625470
Paperback ISBN: 9780323749589
Paperback ISBN: 9780323760508
eBook ISBN: 9780323674249
eBook ISBN: 9780323674225
eBook ISBN: 9780323674232
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd March 2020
Page Count: 432

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Learn to calculate drug dosages safely, accurately, and easily with Kee’s Clinical Calculations, 9th Edition! This market-leading text covers all four major drug calculation methods, including ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis. It also includes practice problems for both general care as well as specialty areas such as pediatrics, labor and delivery, critical care, and community nursing. With its market-leading, comprehensive coverage; strong emphasis on patient safety; and the incorporation of the latest information on antidiabetic agents, anticoagulant agents, drug administration techniques, and devices; Kee remains the winning choice for easy drug calculation mastery.

Key Features

  • Coverage of all four major drug calculation methods includes ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis to help you learn and apply the method that works best for you.
  • The latest information on drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the most up-to-date techniques of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes.
  • Caution boxes provide alerts to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration.
  • Information on infusion pumps covers enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA, and insulin; and explains their use in drug administration.
  • Calculations for Specialty Areas section addresses the drug calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.
  • Detailed, full-color photos and illustrations show the most current equipment for IV therapy, the latest types of pumps, and the newest syringes.
  • Comprehensive post-test lets you test your knowledge of key concepts from the text.

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Math Review
Part II: Systems, Conversion, and Methods of Drug Calculation
1.Systems Used for Drug Administration and Temperature Conversion
2.Conversion within the Metric and Household Systems
3.Interpretation of Drug Labels, Drug Orders, Bar Codes, MAR and eMAR,
Automation of Medication Dispensing Administration, and Abbreviations
4.Prevention of Medication Errors
5.Alternative Methods for Drug Administration
6.Methods of Calculation
7.Methods of Calculation for Individualized Drug Dosing
Part III: Calculations of Oral, Injectable, and Intravenous Drugs
8.Oral and Enteral Preparations with Clinical Applications
9.Injectable Preparations with Clinical Applications
10.Antidiabetic Medications
11.Intravenous Preparations with Clinical Applications
Part IV: Calculations for Specialty Areas
12.Anticoagulants NEW!
14.Critical Care
15.Pediatric Critical Care
16.Labor and Delivery
17.Home Care and Community
Part V: Post-Test: Oral Preparations, Injectables, Intravenous, and Pediatrics
Appendix A: Guidelines for Administration of Medication



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About the Authors

Joyce Kee

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Sally Marshall

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office and Medical Center, Wilmington, DE

Mary Forrester

Kathryn Woods