A Nurse's Guide to Dosage Calculation: Giving Medications Safely

A Nurse's Guide to Dosage Calculation: Giving Medications Safely

By: Vicki Niblett (author)Paperback

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This dosage calculations textbook is designed expressly for use in Canadian schools of nursing. It teaches three methods of dosage calculation-ratio and proportion, cross-multiplying of fractions, and formula-using the SI Unit system of measurement. Plentiful sample questions from across nursing care settings with clear use of the three calculation approaches give students immediate opportunity to practice each step taught. Canadian drug trade names are used throughout the text. The book includes self-tests to help students identify areas that require further practice. Make a Note boxes reinforce underlying theory. Keep It Safe boxes emphasize important elements of safe practice.

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Unit I: Review the Math Chapter 1: Basic Math Review Chapter 2: Calculations Used in Calculating Drug Doses Unit II: Interpret the Doctor's Order Chapter 3: Components of a Doctor's Order Chapter 4: Systems of Measurement Chapter 5: Abbreviations Chapter 6: Interpreting Drug Labels Chapter 7: Medications Systems Unit III: Calculate the Dose Chapter 8: Oral Medications Chapter 9: Parenteral Medications Unit IV: Administer the Medications Chapter 10: preparation of Oral Medications for Administration Chapter 11: Preparation of Injections Chapter 12: Intravenous Therapy Chapter 13: Intravenous Medications Unit V: Special Calculations Chapter 14: Insulin Chapter 15: Heparin Chapter 16: Pediatric Calculations Chapter 17: Blood and Blood Products Chapter 18: Total or Partial Parenteral Nutrition

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780781758536
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780781758536
  • weight: 749
  • ISBN10: 078175853X

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