The Nurse, The Math, The Meds - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323187114, 9780323293839

The Nurse, The Math, The Meds

3rd Edition

Drug Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis

Authors: Joyce Mulholland Susan Turner
eBook ISBN: 9780323293839
eBook ISBN: 9780323187473
Paperback ISBN: 9780323187114
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 6th November 2014
Page Count: 560
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Description

Use the simplicity of the dimensional analysis method to minimize drug calculation errors! The Nurse, The Math, The Meds, 3rd Edition helps you overcome any math anxiety you may have by clearly explaining how to use the dimensional analysis method. It shows how to analyze practice problems, find the reasonable answer, and then evaluate it. But first, it lets you refresh your math skills with a review of essential math. Written by noted nursing educator Joyce Mulholland, this book offers over 1,400 questions for plenty of practice in mastering math concepts and learning dosage calculations.

Key Features

  • Mnemonics throughout the text facilitate memorization and conserve learning time.
  • Red arrow alerts call attention to critical math and patient safety theory to increase student awareness of potential errors and patient safety issues.
  • High-risk drug icons serve as visual reminders of high-risk drugs in the text.
  • UNIQUE! FAQs and answers break up the text, add to comprehension, and provide additional necessary knowledge for students studying both inside and outside of a classroom environment.
  • UNIQUE! Ask Yourself questions synthesize and reinforce comprehension of content.
  • UNIQUE! Communication boxes display sample nurse-patient, nurse-prescriber dialogues that help reduce medication errors and relate the math to the medications and to clinical application.
  • Multiple-choice review at the end of each chapter supplies a multiple-choice format review for NCLEX exam preparation.
  • Chapter final supplies you with a final practice over material covered in the entire chapter so you can evaluate understanding of chapter content.
  • Comprehensive final practice at the end of the text covers major concepts and offers additional practice for overall evaluation of learning.
  • Rapid Practice exercises follow each new topic presented in each chapter to encourage and allow drug calculation and math concepts to be completed in one sitting.
  • Consistent chapter format provides you with a quick overview of chapter contents including objectives, estimated time to complete chapter, an introduction and essential vocabulary.
  • A comprehensive math review section includes a self-assessment test designed to help you identify areas of strength and weakness in competency of basic math.
  • Early introduction of the dimensional analysis method with basic practice problems in chapter 2 facilitates application of the dimensional analysis method to various types of medication-related calculations.
  • TJC and ISMP recommendations help reduce medication errors, increase patient safety, and ensure compliance with agency regulations.
  • Full-color design, bold print, boxed material, and ample space to work out the practice problems make navigating chapters easy and mastering content more effective.
  • Test tips throughout the text enhance comprehension and improve test-taking skills.
  • Cultural boxes describe selected math notation and medication related cultural practices to help reduce math-related reading errors while broadening your cultural perspective.
  • Clinical Relevance boxes expand your perception of the medication-related nurse’s role while motivating interest, and increasing awareness of safety issues.
  • Website and other applicable references at the end of each chapter offer extra resources for further medication-related theory.

Table of Contents

PART I: MATH REVIEW FOR MEDICATION CALCULATIONS
Math Self-Assessment
1. Math Review
2. Dimensional Analysis Method

PART II: MODERN METRIC SYSTEM AND MEDICATION CALCULATIONS
3. Measurement Units and Conversions
4. Patient Records, Medication Orders, and Medication Labels

PART III: RECONSTITUTED MEDICATIONS
5. Oral Medications
6. Syringe Measurements
7. Reconstitution of Medications

PART IV: PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS
8. Injectable Medications
9. Basic Intravenous Calculations
10. Advanced Intravenous Calculations

PART V: COMMON HIGH-ALERT MEDICATIONS
11. Diabetic Medications
12. Anticoagulant Medications

PART VI: MEDICATIONS FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN
13. Pediatric Medications

Comprehensive Final Practice

Appendix A: TJC Do Not Use List
Appendix B: ISMP List of High-Alert Medications
Appendix C: 5-Minute Sample Verbal Communication Hand-Off Report
Appendix D: Sample Medication Error Chart with Implications
Appendix E: Apothecary System Measurements

Index

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323293839
eBook ISBN:
9780323187473
Paperback ISBN:
9780323187114

About the Author

Joyce Mulholland

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing Education Consultant, Tucson, AZ

Susan Turner

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA, USA