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What version or edition is this?
This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 9/17/2008.
What is included with this book?
Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling text features a highly visual, hands-on approach to learning dosage calculations and principles of drug administration. It presents step-by-step approaches to solving problems and includes dosage problems that simulate actual clinical experience. Each chapter includes numerous examples, self-tests, and proficiency tests. This edition covers all four dosage calculation methods-formula, ratio, and proportion side by side in each chapter, and dimensional analysis in a new chapter. Drug labels are current, and problems use JCAHO-approved abbreviations. A handy quick-reference plastic pull-out card shows conversions and formulas.
Table of Contents
|Arithmetic Needed for Dosage|
|Interpreting the Language of Prescriptions|
|Metric, Apothecary and Household Systems of Measurement|
|Drug Labels and Packaging|
|Drug Preparations and Equipment to Measure Doses|
|Calculation of Oral Medications-Solids and Liquids|
|Liquids for Injection|
|Calculation of Basic IV Drip Rates|
|Special Types of Intravenous Calculations|
|Dosage Problems for Infants and Children|
|Information Basic to Administering Drugs|
|Proficiency Test Answers|
|Putting It Together Answers|
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