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Clinical Calculations Made Easy : Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis,9780781748384

Clinical Calculations Made Easy : Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis

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3rd
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9780781748384

ISBN10:
0781748380
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/22/2004
Publisher(s):
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Summary

The fully updated Third Edition of this successful learning text makes accurate dosage calculation easier than ever. Using the proven dimensional analysis method, this skill-building guide uses a systematic approach to problem solving that lets you compute the correct dosage -- every time! Moving from simple to complex problems, the book's unique "Unit Path" technique lets you visualize the proper approach to each calculation. With this text, you'll solve real-life dosage equations and conversions without time-consuming memorization -- while reducing errors and building confidence. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Gloria P. Craig, RN, MSN, EdD South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, Brookings

Table of Contents

Clinical Calculationsp. 1
Arithmetic Reviewp. 3
Arabic Numbers and Roman Numeralsp. 4
Arabic Numbers and Roman Numeralsp. 5
Fractionsp. 7
Multiplying Fractionsp. 8
Multiplying Fractionsp. 8
Dividing Fractionsp. 9
Dividing Fractionsp. 10
Decimalsp. 11
Rounding Decimalsp. 11
Rounding Decimalsp. 12
Multiplying Decimalsp. 12
Multiplying Decimalsp. 12
Dividing Decimalsp. 13
Dividing Decimalsp. 14
Converting Fractions to Decimalsp. 14
Converting Fractions to Decimalsp. 15
Practice Problemsp. 16
Post-Testp. 19
Answer Keyp. 21
Systems of Measurement and Common Equivalentsp. 29
Systems of Measurementp. 30
The Metric Systemp. 30
The Apothecary Systemp. 31
The Household Systemp. 32
Temperaturep. 33
Common Equivalentsp. 34
Practice Problemsp. 34
Post-Testp. 37
Answer Keyp. 39
Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysisp. 41
Terms Used in Dimensional Analysisp. 42
The Five Steps of Dimensional Analysisp. 42
Dimensional Analysisp. 46
Practice Problemsp. 49
Post-Testp. 51
Answer Keyp. 53
One-Factor Medication Problemsp. 59
Interpretation of Medication Ordersp. 60
Right Patientp. 60
Right Drugp. 60
Right Dosagep. 60
Right Routep. 61
Right Timep. 61
Interpretation of Medication Ordersp. 61
One-Factor Medication Problemsp. 62
Principles of Roundingp. 65
One-Factor Medication Problemsp. 68
Components of a Drug Labelp. 68
Identifying the Componentsp. 68
Identifying the Components of Drug Labelsp. 69
Solving Problems With Components of Drug Labelsp. 71
Problems With Components of Drug Labelsp. 73
Administering Medication by Different Routesp. 74
Enteral Medicationsp. 74
Administering Enteral Medicationsp. 79
Parenteral Medicationsp. 80
Administering Parenteral Medicationsp. 85
Practice Problemsp. 87
Post-Testp. 91
Answer Keyp. 97
Two-Factor Medication Problemsp. 103
Medication Problems Involving Weightp. 104
Pediatric Medication Problems Involving Weightp. 106
Medication Problems Involving Reconstitutionp. 108
Medication Problems Involving Reconstitutionp. 111
Medication Problems Involving Intravenous Pumpsp. 112
Medication Problems Involving Intravenous Pumpsp. 115
Medication Problems Involving Drop Factorsp. 116
Medication Problems Involving Drop Factorsp. 120
Medication Problems Involving Intermittent Infusionp. 120
Medication Problems Involving Intermittent Infusionp. 122
Practice Problemsp. 124
Post-Testp. 127
Answer Keyp. 131
Three-Factor Medication Problemsp. 137
Medication Problems Involving Dosage, Weight, and Timep. 144
Practice Problemsp. 150
Post-Testp. 153
Answer Keyp. 159
Practice Problemsp. 163
One-Factor Practice Problemsp. 165
Two-Factor Practice Problemsp. 179
Three-Factor Practice Problemsp. 190
Comprehensive Practice Problemsp. 195
Answer Keyp. 199
Case Studiesp. 211
Congestive Heart Failurep. 213
COPD/Emphysemap. 214
Small Cell Lung Cancerp. 215
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)p. 216
Sickle Cell Anemiap. 217
Deep Vein Thrombosisp. 217
Bone Marrow Transplantp. 218
Pneumoniap. 219
Painp. 220
Cirrhosisp. 221
Hyperemesis Gravidarump. 221
Preeclampsiap. 222
Premature Laborp. 223
Cystic Fibrosisp. 224
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)p. 225
Leukemiap. 226
Sepsisp. 227
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasiap. 228
Cerebral Palsyp. 229
Hyperbilirubinemiap. 230
Spontaneous Abortionp. 231
Bipolar Disorderp. 232
Anorexia Nervosap. 232
Clinical Depressionp. 233
Alzheimer's Diseasep. 234
Answer Keyp. 235
Comprehensive Post-Testp. 245
Educational Theory of Dimensional Analysisp. 251
Indexp. 255
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