Ratio & Proportion Dosage Calculations

Paperback | December 31, 2012

byAnthony Giangrasso, Dolores Shrimpton

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RATIO & PROPORTION DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 2/e offers an exceptional solution for instructors using the ratio and proportions method of dosage calculations. Streamlined in this edition, it walks readers step-by-step through solving dosage problems using this time-tested technique. Unit I provides a firm foundation with a diagnostic arithmetic test, review of basic math skills, and basic concepts in medication administration. Unit II addresses systems of measurement–including metric and household medication systems and conversions. Unit III and Unit IV delve into calculating oral and parenteral medications, solutions, infusions, flow rates, pediatric dosages, and daily fluid maintenance. More than just math skills, this is an introduction to the professional context of safe drug administration.

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RATIO & PROPORTION DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 2/e offers an exceptional solution for instructors using the ratio and proportions method of dosage calculations. Streamlined in this edition, it walks readers step-by-step through solving dosage problems using this time-tested technique. Unit I provides a firm foundation with a diagnostic a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:December 31, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133107205

ISBN - 13:9780133107203

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Table of Contents

UNIT I: BASIC CALCULATION SKILLS AND INTRODUCTION TO MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

1.      Review of Arithmetic for Dosage Calculations

2.      Safe and Accurate Drug Administration

3.      Ratio & Proportion

 

UNIT II: SYSTEMS OF MEASUREMENT

4.      The Household and Metric Systems

5.      Converting from One System of Measurement to Another

 

UNIT III: ORAL AND PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS

6.      Oral Medications

7.      Syringes

8.      Solutions

9.      Parental Medications

 

UNIT IV: 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

 

APPENDICES:

Appendix A: Answer Section

Appendix B: FDA and ISMP Lists of Look-Alike Drug Names with Recommended Tall Man Letters

Appendix C: Commonly Used Abbreviations

Appendix D: Units of measurement in Metric and Household Systems

Appendix E: Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Conversions

Appendix F: Diluting Stock Solutions

Appendix G: Apothecary System