Math and Dosage Calculations for Health Care Professionals with Student CD by Kathryn A. BoothMath and Dosage Calculations for Health Care Professionals with Student CD by Kathryn A. Booth

Math and Dosage Calculations for Health Care Professionals with Student CD

byKathryn A. Booth, James Whaley, Susan Sienkiewicz

Paperback | January 6, 2011

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McGraw-Hill has a clear digital advantage in math & dosage calculations with ALEKS Prep, to prepare students with a strong math foundation, and Connect Plus, which includes math, terminology, dosage calculations, interactive exercises and an eBook- a complete course solution. 3D Animations covering pathophysiology and pharmacology as well as a newly filmed Medication Administration Video series are also in Connect Plus with pre-, during- and post-assessment. The 4th edition of Booth has a redesigned table of contents, adding a new chapter of safe medication administration, and breaking larger chapters into smaller, more manageable chapters.
Title:Math and Dosage Calculations for Health Care Professionals with Student CDFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.7 × 8.9 × 1.1 inPublished:January 6, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0077460383

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Table of Contents

Math and Dosage Calculations for Health Care, 4th edition TABLE OF CONTENTSUNIT ONE: Chapter 1: Fractions1.1Producing Fractions and Mixed Numbers In the Proper Form.Common Fractions.Mixed Numbers1.2Producing and Identifying Equivalent Fractions1.3Determining the Simplest Form of a Fraction1.4Finding the Least Common Denominator1.5Comparing the Value of Fractions1.6Adding Fractions1.7Subtracting Fractions1.8Multiplying Fractions1.9Dividing FractionsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 2:Decimals2.1 Writing and Comparing Decimals2.2 Applying the Rules for Rounding Decimals2.3 Converting Fractions into Decimals2.4 Converting Decimals into Fractions2.5 Adding and Subtracting Decimals2.6 Multiplying Decimals2.7 Dividing DecimalsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 3:Relationships of Quantities: Percents, Ratios, and Proportions3.1 Percents.Converting Values To and From a Percent3.2 Ratios.Converting Values To and From a Ratio3.3 Proportion.Writing Proportions3.4 Using Proportions to Solve for an Unknown.Means and ExtremesHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewUNIT TWO: Chapter 4:Metric System4.1 Metric System.Metric Notation4.2 Converting Within the Metric SystemHomework Assignment Chapter ReviewChapter 5:Other Systems of Measurement5.1 Apothecary System.Apothecary Notation5.2 Household System.Units of Measure.Household Notation5.3 Equivalent Measurements for the Metric, Apothecary, and Household SystemsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 6:Converting Units6.1 Writing Conversion Factors from Equivalent Measurements 6.2 Converting Units Using the Proportion Method6.3 Converting Units Using Dimensional AnalysisHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 7:Temperature and Time7.1 Converting Temperature7.2 Converting TimeHomework AssignmentChapter Review UNIT THREE:Chapter 8: Equipment for Dosage Measurement8.1 Enteral Medication Administration Devices.Medicine Cups.Droppers.Calibrated Spoons.Oral Syringes.Other Equipment for Enteral Medications8.2 Parenteral Medication Administration Devices.Standard Syringes.Safety Syringes.Prefilled Syringes.Insulin Syringes.Tuberculin Syringes.Syringes for Established Intravenous Syringes .Large-Capacity Syringes.Ampules, Vials, and Cartridges.Preparing the Syringe.Needle Gauge and LengthHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 9:Interpreting Medication Orders9.1 Medical Abbreviations.Roman Numerals.Combining Roman Numerals9.2 Components of a Medication Order 9.3 Medication Administration RecordsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 10:Interpreting Medication Labels and Package Inserts 10.1 Information on Medication Labels and Package Inserts.Drug Name.Form of the Drug.Dosage Strength.Combination Drugs.Total Number or Volume in Container.Route of Administration.Warnings.Storage Information.Manufacturing Information.Information About Reconstituting Drugs.Package Inserts10.2 Label Information Related to Medication Routes.Oral Medications.Parenteral Medications.Medications Administered by Other RoutesHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 11:Safe Medication Administration11.1 Prescription/Medication Order11.2 Verbal Orders11.3 Safe Medication Order Transcription11.4 Error-Prone Abbreviations and Symbols11.5 Three Checks of Medication Administration11.6 The Rights of Medication Administration11.7 Observation11.8 Patient Teaching.Medication Reference MaterialsUNIT FOUR: Chapter 12:Methods of Dosage Calculations12.1 Information Needed for Dosage Calculations12.2 Methods of Dosage CalculationHomework Assignment Chapter ReviewChapter 13:Oral Dosages13.1 Tablets and Capsules.Calculating Dosages for Tablets and Capsules.Crushing Tablets or Opening Capsules13.2 Liquid MedicationsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 14:Parenteral Dosages and Other Medication Administration Forms14.1 Calculating Parenteral Dosages in Solution.Syringe Sizes14.2 Medications Expressed in Percent or Ratio Format14.3 Reconstituting Powdered Medications14.4 Other Medication Administration Forms.Intradermal Injections.Inhalants.Drops, Sprays, and Mists.Vaginal and Rectal Medications.Topical Medications.Transdermal SystemsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 15:Intravenous Calculations 15.1 IV Solutions.IV Labels.IV Concentrations.Compatibility15.2 IV Equipment.The Primary Line.Secondary Lines (Piggyback).Monitoring IV Equipment.Peripheral and Central IV Therapy15.3 Calculating Flow Rates.Adjusting Flow Rates 15.4 Infusion Time and Volume.Calculating Infusion Time.Calculating Infusion Volume15.5 Intermittent IV Infusions.Secondary Lines (Piggyback).Intermittent Peripheral Infusion Devices.Preparing and Calculating Intermittent InfusionsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewUNIT FIVE: Chapter 16:Preparation of Noninjectable Solutions16.1 Preparation of Solutions.Percent Concentration.Preparing Percent Solutions and Solids16.2 Preparing a Dilution from a ConcentrateHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 17:Calculations for Special Populations17.1 Factors That Impact Dosing and Medication Administration.Pharmacokinetics - How Drugs are Used by the Body.Working with Special PopulationsoPediatric PatientsoGeriatric Patients17.2 Dosages Based on Body Weight.Ensuring Safe Dosages17.3 Dosages Based on Ideal Weight17.4 Dosages Based on Body Surface Area (BSA).Calculating a Patient's BSA17.5 Daily Maintenance Fluid Needs (DMFN)Homework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 18:High-Alert Medications18.1 Insulin.Types of Insulin.Timing of Action.Insulin Syringes.Insulin Combinations18.2 Identifying Information on Heparin Label18.3 Calculating Subcutaneous Heparin Dosages18.4 Calculating Heparin Bolus Dosage and IV Rate Homework AssignmentChapter ReviewChapter 19:Critical Care IV Calculations19.1 Hourly Flow Rates For Dosage Per Time Infusions .Dosage Per Hour.Dosage Per Minute19.2 IV Flow Rates Based on Body Weight Per Time19.3 IV Flow Rates for Titrated MedicationsHomework AssignmentChapter ReviewAppendix A:Comprehensive EvaluationAppendix B:Answer KeyGlossaryCreditsIndexReference 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