Calculation of Medication Dosages: Practical Strategies to Ensure Safety and Accuracy

Calculation of Medication Dosages: Practical Strategies to Ensure Safety and Accuracy

By: Janice Boundy (author), Patricia Stockert (author)Paperback

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Description

This text equips nurses with the decision making skills to ensure that medication dosages are calculated correctly and administered safely. The book integrates critical thinking and decision making into the dosage calculation process and uses a realistic case study approach, with photos of nurses, patients, tablets, solutions, syringes, injectables, and drug labels. The formula method and ratio and proportion method are both presented for all problems, and a separate appendix explains the dimensional analysis method. Tables of equivalents, formulas, and abbreviations used in medication orders appear on the inside cover. A pocket card with common measurements and conversions is included.

Contents

Chapter 1: Mathematics Review Chapter 2: Systems of Measurement Chapter 3: Preparing Drugs for Administration and Selecting Equipment Chapter 4: Interpreting Drug Orders Accurately Chapter 5: Reading Drug Labels Correctly Chapter 6: Strategies & Methods for Calculating Dosages Correctly Chapter 7: Calculating Oral Medication Dosages Chapter 8: Calculating Parenteral Medication Dosages Chapter 9: Calculating Intravenous Rates Chapter 10: Advanced Intravenous Calculation Skills Chapter 11: Calculating Pediatric Dosages Safely Chapter 12: Using the Dimensional Analysis Method Comprehensive Practice Exams Exam I Exam II Answers to Practice Exams Appendix Glossary Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780781758543
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780781758543
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 0781758548

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