Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified, Second Edition

Paperback | May 8, 2015

byJim Keogh

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The fun, fast, and easy way to learn basic math skills and how to accurately calculate dosages

Calculating the correct dose to administer to the patient can be very challenging – unless you follow the proven approach taught in Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified. Topics are presented in the in the order in which many nurses and nursing students need to learn them – starting with the basics and then gradually moving on the techniques used in our nation’s leading medical facilities. The 2nd Edition also includes 4 new chapters covering basic math skills essential for daily nursing practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions.

Written by a graduate nurse and top instructor, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified consists of chapters that follow a time-tested formula that first explains techniques in an easy-to-understand style and then shows you how you can use it in a real-world healthcare environment. Hundreds of examples help you absorb the material, and NCLEX®-style practice questions reinforce learning.

This self-teaching guide offers:

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
  • Tips for avoiding common errors when using MAR charting systems
  • Details on IV therapy
  • Coverage of how to calculate a pediatric, Heparin, and Dopamine dose
  • Three final exams
  • Measurements in SI units
  • Details on tube feeding
  • Overview of basic math skills needed by nurses for daily practice

    Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advance student, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is your key to learning these essential nursing skills.

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The fun, fast, and easy way to learn basic math skills and how to accurately calculate dosagesCalculating the correct dose to administer to the patient can be very challenging – unless you follow the proven approach taught in Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified. Topics are presented in the in the order in which ma...

Jim Keogh, MSN, RN-BC is a registered nurse and the author of more than 70 books including Nurse Management Demystified, Medical Billing and Coding Demystified, Pharmacology Demystified, Microbiology Demystified, Medical-Surgical Demystified, Medical Charting Demystified, and Dose Calculations Demystified. He is on the faculty of New Y...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.3 × 0.2 inPublished:May 8, 2015Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071849688

ISBN - 13:9780071849685

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Table of Contents

Part I: Dosage Calculations

Chapter 1: Medication Order and Medication

Chapter 2: The Formula Method

Chapter 3: The Ratio-Proportion Method

Chapter 4: Intravenous Calculations

Chapter 5: Calculating Pediatric Doses

Chapter 6: Calculating Heparin Dose

Chapter 7: Calculating Dopamine Dose

Chapter 8: Calculating Dose for Children Using Body Surface Area

Chapter 9: Enteral Tube Feeding

Part 2: Basic Math Skills

Chapter 10: Positive and Negative Numbers

Chapter 11: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentage

Chapter 12: Radios and Proportions

Chapter 13: Equations

Appendix A: Answering Tricky Questions

Appendix B: Quick Reference

Final Exam -- Part 1

Final Exam -- Part 2

Final Exam -- Part 3

Index