# Dosage Calculations: A Multi-method Approach

## byAnthony Giangrasso, Dolores Shrimpton

### Paperback | January 5, 2012

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DRUG DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A MULTI-METHOD APPROACH introduces all three of today’s leading methods of dosage calculation: Dimensional Analysis, Ratio & Proportion, and Formula. It walks step-by-step through solving dosage problems utilizing all three methods, often comparing multiple approaches to solving the same problem side-by-side. Instructors can choose their preferred method, and students can become expert with all three, ultimately choosing the approach they find most efficient. Unit I offers a diagnostic arithmetic test, reviews basic math skills, presents essentials of medication administration, and offers an easy, common sense introduction to dimensional analysis. Next, the text introduces essential metric and household medication systems and conversions. Then, building on these foundations, the text offers in-depth coverage of calculating oral, parenteral, intravenous, and enteral dosages, including flow rates, titrating IV medications, pediatric dosages, and daily fluid maintenance.

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Title:Dosage Calculations: A Multi-method ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.8 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132158620

ISBN - 13:9780132158626

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Unit 1. Basic Calculation Skills and Introduction to Medication Administration

1. Review of Arithmetic for Dosage Calculations

2. Safe and Accurate Drug Administration

3. Dimensional Analysis and Ratio & Proportion

Unit 2. Systems of Measurement

4. The Household and Metric Systems

5. Converting from One System of Measurement to Another

Unit 3. Oral and Parenteral Medications

6. Oral Medications

7. Syringes

8. Solutions

9. Parenteral Medications

Unit 4. Infusions and Pediatric Dosages

10. Flow Rates and Durations of Enteral and Intravenous Infusions

11. Flow Rates and Dosage Rates for Intravenous Medications

12. Pediatric Dosages

Comprehensive Self-Tests

Appendix B    ISMP Tall Man Lettering List

Appendix C    Commonly Used Abbreviations

Appendix D    Units of Measurement in the Household and Metric Systems

Appendix E     Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Conversion

Appendix F     Diluting Stock Solutions

Appendix G    Apothecary System

Index