Dosage Calculations A Ratio-Proportion Approach

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
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Now in its third edition, this market-leading resource retains the core strengths that made previous editions so successful, while providing the most up-to-date coverage of the science of conducting dosage calculations using a ratio-proportion approach! With a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, third edition contains all of the trusted tools needed to show readers how to significantly reduce errors and increase their confidence in dosage calculation. The book carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. It has been revised to reflect the most current drugs and protocol, as well as the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices, all in an effort to make this a solid resource and reference for anyone in, or entering the field.

Table of Contents

Mathematics Review
Fraction and Decimals
Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion
Measurement, Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug Labels
Systems of Measurement
Conversions: Metric, Apothecary, and Household systems
Conversions for Other Clinical Applications: Time and Temperature
Equipment Used in dosage Measurement
Interpreting Drug Orders
Understanding Drug Labels
Preventing Medication Errors
Drug Dosage Calculations
Oral Dosage of Drugs
Parenteral Dosage of Drugs
Reconstitution of Solutions
Alternative Dosage Calculation Methods: Formula and Dimensional Analysis
Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight
Advanced Calculations
Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations
Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations
Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations
Essential Skills Evaluation
Comprehensive Skills Evaluation
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Excellent Resource January 29, 2015
Lots of math and rules to memorize
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