Now in its Fourth Edition, this book presents a systematic approach to solving dosage calculation problems using dimensional analysis. The book incorporates the simple to complex approach, focusing on understanding how to problem solve. Use of the "Unit Path" creates a picture in the reader's mind, simplifying the process and significantly reducing the chance of error. Other pedagogical features include numerous practice problems, examples of actual drug labels, and case studies. This edition's practice problems are organized into medical-surgical, pediatric, psychiatric-mental health, and maternal/neonatal/women's health. More pediatric case studies are included. This edition also includes a pre-test and two post-tests.
Table of Contents
Section 1: CLINICAL CALCULATIONS Arithmetic Pretest Chapter 1: Arithmetic Review Chapter 2: Systems of Measurement and Common Equivalents Chapter 3: Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis Chapter 4: One-Factor Medication Problems Chapter 5: Two-Factor Medication Problems Chapter 6: Three-Factor Medication Problems Section 2: PRACTICE PROBLEMS Section 3: CASE STUDIES Section 4: COMPREHENSIVE POST-TEST Appendix: Educational Theory of Dimensional Analysis