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What is included with this book?
The fun, fast, and easy way to learn basic math skills and how to accurately calculate dosages
Calculating the correct dose to administer to the patient can be very challenging – unless you follow the proven approach taught in Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified. Topics are presented in the in the order in which many nurses and nursing students need to learn them – starting with the basics and then gradually moving on the techniques used in our nation’s leading medical facilities. The 2nd Edition also includes 4 new chapters covering basic math skills essential for daily nursing practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions.
Written by a graduate nurse and top instructor, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified consists of chapters that follow a time-tested formula that first explains techniques in an easy-to-understand style and then shows you how you can use it in a real-world healthcare environment. Hundreds of examples help you absorb the material, and NCLEX®-style practice questions reinforce learning.
This self-teaching guide offers:
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advance student, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is your key to learning these essential nursing skills.
Part I: Dosage Calculations
Chapter 1: Medication Order and Medication
Chapter 2: The Formula Method
Chapter 3: The Ratio-Proportion Method
Chapter 4: Intravenous Calculations
Chapter 5: Calculating Pediatric Doses
Chapter 6: Calculating a Heparin Dose
Chapter 7: Calculating a Dopamine Dose
Chapter 8: Calculating a Dose for Children Using Body Surface Area
Chapter 9: Enteral Tube Feeding
Part 2: Basic Math Skills
Chapter 10: Positive & Negative Numbers
Chapter 11: Fractions
Chapter 12: Decimals
Chapter 13: Ratios
Chapter 14: Proportions
Chapter 15: Percentages
Chapter 16: Measurement Systems
Chapter 17: Equations
Appendix A: Answering Tricky Questions
Appendix B: Quick Reference
Final Exam -- Part 1
Final Exam -- Part 2
Answers to Quizes and Exam Questions