Dosage Calculations

Paperback | February 18, 2014

byGloria D. Pickar, Amy Pickar-abernethy, Beth Swart

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Classroom tested and reviewed, the third Canadian edition of Dosage Calculations draws upon the strengths of two marketing leading Canadian editions and nine US editions that have together helped over 1 million faculty and students allay math anxiety and promote confidence in their ability to perform accurate calculations. The new edition also responds to changes in the healthcare system by introducing new drugs, replacing outdated drugs, and discussing new or refined ways of administering medications.This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The text teaches the "Three-Step Approach" for calculating dosages: 1. Convert measurements to the same unit; 2. Consider what dosage is reasonable; and 3. Calculate using the formula method.

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Classroom tested and reviewed, the third Canadian edition of Dosage Calculations draws upon the strengths of two marketing leading Canadian editions and nine US editions that have together helped over 1 million faculty and students allay math anxiety and promote confidence in their ability to perform accurate calculations. The new edit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10.81 × 8.44 × 0.75 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176530800

ISBN - 13:9780176530808

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Section One - Mathematics ReviewChapter 1: Fractions and DecimalsChapter 2: Ratios and PercentsChapter 3: Systems of MeasurementChapter 4: Calculation Methods Used in Determining Drug DosagesSection One Self-EvaluationSection Two - Measurement Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug LabelsChapter 5: Equipment Used in Dosage MeasurementChapter 6: Interpreting Drug OrdersChapter 7: Drug LabelsSection Two Self-EvaluationSection Three - Drug Dosage CalculationsChapter 8: Oral Dosage of DrugsChapter 9: Parenteral Dosage of DrugsChapter 10: Reconstitution of SolutionsChapter 11: Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body WeightSection Three Self-EvaluationSection Four - Advanced CalculationsChapter 12: Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and CalculationsChapter 13: Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric CalculationsChapter 14: Advanced Adult Intravenous CalculationsSection Four Self-EvaluationEssential Skills EvaluationComprehensive Skills EvaluationAnswersAppendices (A-D)Index