Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Drug Calculations and Drug Administration

2nd Edition


  • Mother Helena Infortuna
  • Cynthia Chernecky
  • Denise Macklin
    • Print ISBN 9781416028772

    Key Features

    • Unique presentation of content allows students to survive and thrive.
    • Material is presented using adult learning principles and various active-learning strategies to engage nursing students of all ages, backgrounds, and learning styles.
    • Consistent chapter format breaks down information into small units and reinforces an effective thinking process.
    • Special icons for Lifespan Considerations, Cultural Implications, Web Links, and Cautions help the student quickly identify special content in the chapter.
    • Memory-reinforcing interactive activities (including fill-in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles) promote student learning.
    • Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted in parentheses to expose students to terminology that they will hear in the hospital setting.
    • Boxed Take Home Points provide the benefit of years of nursing experience that students can use to prepare for their clinical rotation.
    • Original cartoon-character illustrations walk the student through difficult subjects with a lighthearted approach.

    Table of Contents

    Part I Calculations

    1. Mathematics Review

    2. Systems of Measurement

    3. Temperature Conversion

    Part II Drug Administration

    4. General Principles of Medication Administration

    5. Measurement and Administration of Oral Medications

    6. Intramuscular Drugs

    7. Preparation and Administration of Powders

    8. Administration of Subcutaneous and Intradermal Drugs

    9. Measurement and Administration of Topical Medications

    10. Eye, Ear, and Nose Medications

    11. Administration of Rectal and Vaginal Medications

    Part III Intravenous Administration

    12. Intravenous Therapy

    13. Intravenous Additives

    Part IV Special Topics

    14. Special Medications and Routes

    15. Medications for Infants and Children

    16. Advanced Care

    17. Technology Associated with Drug Administration


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