Drug Calculations Online for Calculation of Drug Dosages

8th Edition

Author:

  • Print ISBN 9780323026369

Key Features

  • Includes three major drug calculation methods (ratio and proportion, formula and dimensional analysis) so you can apply the method which works best for you.
  • Modules provide valuable practice and learning resources, including an overview, objectives, a reading assignment for the topic being covered, example problems, practice problems, and one or more quizzes.
  • The latest drug administration techniques and devices are discussed, as well as detailed explanations of the various forms of administering drugs, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous and other routes used in drug administration.
  • The most up-to-date, commonly used drugs are included, so you have frequent exposure to what is being used in the "real world" of clinical practice.
  • Information on infusion pumps (enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA and insulin) helps you understand their increased use in drug administration.
  • Recommendations from The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) are followed for use of acceptable abbreviations and dose designations, to ensure patient safety and quality of care.
  • Many math practice problems include a tutorial for each of the three drug calculation methods. When one of the solution buttons is chosen, a step-by-step tutorial to solving the problem in the method chosen is initiated for you to view.
  • Animations demonstrate techniques of drug administration such as how to mix two medications in a syringe or withdrawing medication from an ampule.
  • Case studies depict realistic patient scenarios, helping you apply what you've learned to a patient situation.
  • Interactive self-assessment activities allow you to apply your knowledge in context and develop your critical thinking skills.
  • Glossary with over 100 drug calculation- and medical-related terms serves as a quick reference to key definitions.
  • Quizzes within each module can be used

Table of Contents

Module 1: Math review

Math review

Fractions

Decimals

Percentages

Ratios

Proportions

Post test

Module 2: Units and Measurements for the Calculation of Drug Dosages

Metric to Household Measurements

Apothecaries and Household Measurements

Equivalents between Apothecary and Metric Measurements

Module 3: Preparation for Calculation of Drug Dosages

Safety in Medication Administration

Interpretation of Physician’s Orders

How to Read Drug Labels

Module 4: Calculation of Drug Dosages

Oral Dosages

Parenteral Dosages

Dosages Measured in Units

Intravenous Flow Rates

Critical Care Intravenous Flow Rate

Pediatric Dosages

Module 5: Drug Administration Considerations

Automated Medication Dispensing Systems

Special Considerations for the Administration of Medications to the Elderly

Home Care Considerations in the Administration of Medications

Comprehensive Test

Details

No. of pages:
16
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323026369

About the author

Sheila Ogden

Affiliations and Expertise

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