Drug Calculations - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780323077507, 9780323077514

Drug Calculations

9th Edition

Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice

Authors: Meta Brown Joyce Mulholland
eBook ISBN: 9780323077514
eBook ISBN: 9780323292979
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 24th October 2011
Page Count: 464

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Covering the ratio and proportion method of drug calculations, Drug Calculations: Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice, 9th Edition provides clear, step-by-step explanations and concise examples to ensure safety and accuracy. Unique to this book, a "proof" step in the answer key lets you double-check your calculation results to avoid medication errors. Safety is also addressed through the inclusion of Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) information and with features such as Clinical Alerts and High Alert drug icons calling attention to situations in actual practice that have resulted in drug errors. Written by Meta Brown Seltzer and Joyce Mulholland, this text includes extensive hands-on practice with calculation problems, critical thinking exercises, worksheets, and assessment tests. And to boost your proficiency, a companion Evolve website adds more than 600 additional practice problems.

Key Features

  • The ratio and proportion method provides a logical, accurate, and consistent method of drug calculation.
  • Step-by-step format for each problem includes a unique "proof" step in the answer key to ensure that you understand the solution.
  • Clinical Alerts highlight potential and common drug calculation errors.
  • Critical thinking exercises help you apply analytical skills and drug calculations to clinical practice.
  • A patient safety chapter enhances your understanding of drug labels, medication administration forms, and physician's order forms.
  • Over 1,100 practice problems offer the extensive practice you need to become proficient in drug calculations.
  • Multiple-choice worksheets within each chapter help you prepare for the NCLEX examination.
  • Worksheets follow each chapter section for additional practice and application of drug calculations.
  • Chapter Finals and a Comprehensive Final let you evaluate your mastery of drug calculations.

Table of Contents

General Mathematics Self Assessment

1. General Mathematics

2. Ratio & Proportion

3. Safe Medication Administration

4. Drug Measurements and Oral Dose Calculations

5. Injectable Medication Calculations

6. Medication from Powders and Crystals: Oral and Intramuscular

7. Basic Intravenous Calculations

8. Advanced Intravenous Calculations

9. Parenteral Nutrition

10. Insulin

11. Anticoagulants

12. Children's Dosages

Multiple Choice Final

Comprehensive Final

Answer Key



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About the Author

Meta Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Field Hospital; Nursing Education Consultant; Former Director, Division of Nursing, Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Joyce Mulholland

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing Education Consultant, Tucson, AZ