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Acknowledgments | |
Self-Assessment | |
Self-Assessment Exercise | |
Self-Assessment Exercise Answers | |
Review of Decimal Numbers in Medical Math | |
The Basics of Decimal Numbers | |
Relative Values | |
Reading Decimal Numbers Aloud | |
The Rules for the Use of Zero in Decimal Numbers | |
Comparing Decimals - Determining Which Number Is Larger at a Glance | |
Scientific Notation for Decimal Numbers | |
Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Numbers | |
Tips for Adding and Subtracting Decimals | |
Multiplication of Decimal Numbers | |
Division of Decimal Numbers | |
Rounding of Decimal Numbers | |
Fractions as they Apply to Medical Math | |
Fraction Basics and Simplifying Fractions | |
Numerators and Denominators | |
The Larger the Denominator, the Smaller the Piece (and the Smaller the Number Value) | |
Improper Fractions, Proper Fractions, and Mixed Numbers | |
Understanding and Using Equivalent Fractions | |
Simplifying or Reducing Fractions | |
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions | |
Adding Fractions | |
Finding the Common Denominator for More Complex Fractions | |
Subtraction of Fractions | |
Addition of Mixed Numbers | |
Subtraction of Mixed Numbers | |
Multiplication of Fractions | |
Multiplication of Improper Fractions | |
Multiplication of Whole Numbers and Fractions | |
Multiplication of Mixed Numbers | |
A Shortcut for Multiplying Fractions | |
Division of Fractions | |
The Reciprocal: What Is It and How Do We Use It? | |
Division of Fractions | |
Division of Mixed Numbers | |
Conversion of Fractions to Decimals | |
Conversion of Decimals to Fractions | |
Rounding Decimal Fractions and Fractions | |
Percentages | |
Definition and Use of Percentages | |
Conversion of Percentages to Fractions | |
Conversion of Percentages to Decimal Numbers | |
Conversion of Fractions to Percentages | |
Using Percentages to Solve Problems | |
Finding the Percentage of a Whole | |
Subtracting or Adding the Percentage of the Whole | |
Determining Percentages Represented by the Fractional Component | |
Solving For the Unknown Value X | |
Finding the Value of the Unknown X in Addition and Subtraction Problems | |
Analyzing the Problem and Setting Up the Equation | |
Moving the Values from One Side of the Equation to the Other | |
Moving Negative Numbers or a Negative Unknown X Used in a Subtraction Problem | |
Finding the Value of the Unknown X in Multiplication and Division Problems | |
Finding the Unknown X in a Multiplication Problem | |
Multiplication Problems Using Fractions and Mixed Numbers | |
What to Do When the Unknown X Is in the Denominator in the Problem | |
Finding the Unknown X in a Division Problem | |
Unknown X Problems Involving Division of Fractions | |
Dosage Calculation and Measurements Used in Veterinary Medicine | |
Different Units, Same Measurements | |
Metric Units | |
The Basic Units of the Metric System | |
Metric Units of Weight or Mass | |
Metric Units of Volume | |
Metric Units of Length | |
Combination of Metric Units to Describe Density or Concentrations | |
Household, Apothecary, and Avoirdupois Units (Nonmetric Units) Commonly Used in Veterinary Medicine | |
Common Units | |
Conversions between Common Household Measurements | |
Converting Between Metric and Nonmetric Measurements Commonly Used in Veterinary Medicine | |
The Common Equivalents | |
Setting Up a Problem to Convert from One Unit to Another | |
Using the Proportion Method | |
The Cancel-Out Method | |
Estimating the Answer: Does Your Answer Make Sense? | |
Understanding Drug Orders and Drug Labels | |
The Dosage Regimen | |
The Dose, Dosage, and Dose Range | |
The Route of Administration | |
The Dose Interval | |
The Dose Form | |
Best Practices for Writing Drug Orders | |
Handling Unclear Drug Orders | |
Drug Labels | |
The Drug Name | |
Concentration of Drug in the Dose Form | |
Dose Formulation and Number of Dose Form Units | |
Approved Use for the Drug | |
Controlled Substances and Prescription Labeling | |
United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and National Formulary (NF) Label Designations | |
Hazard Warnings on the Label | |
Storage Information on the Label | |
Expiration Dates | |
Dose Calculation and Syringe Measurements | |
Performing the Basic Dose Calculation | |
Converting the Animal's Weight into the Units Needed to Calculate the Dose | |
Types of Dosages Listed | |
Putting It All Together - Determining the Dose for the Patient | |
Proportion Method (Liquid) | |
Cancel-Out Method (Liquid) | |
Proportion Method (Tablets) | |
Cancel-Out Method (Tablets) | |
What to Do When Tablet Doses Don't Come Out Even | |
Dispensing Multiple Units of Drug Form | |
Proportion Method | |
Cancel-Out Method | |
Here Is the Most Common Mistake Students Make When Calculating Total Tablets Dispensed | |
Dosing With the Syringe | |
Types of Syringes Used in Veterinary Medicine | |
Syringe Units of Measurement | |
Measuring the Amount of Liquid in a Syringe | |
Calculating Intravenous Infusions | |
Intravenous Infusion of Medication | |
Types of IV Administration Sets Used in Veterinary Medicine | |
Determining the Fluid Rate Delivered through an IV Administration Set | |
Setting the Flow Rate Using the Drip Chamber Rate | |
Determining the Total Volume Delivered over Time | |
Practice Problems | |
Calculating Infusion Rates When Adding Drugs to IV Fluids | |
Practice Problems | |
Calculating Common Fluid Rates Used in Veterinary Medicine | |
Converting Total Infusion Time to the 12- and 24-Hour Clock Stop Time | |
Ratios, Proportions, Dilutions, and Other Calculations Used by Veterinary Professionals | |
Ratios and Proportions - Some Additional Points | |
Dilutions | |
Making Serial Dilutions | |
Diluting for Specific Solutions with Specific Volumes | |
Compounding to Create Percentage Solutions | |
Diluting Percentage Solutions | |
Converting Temperature Values From Fahrenheit to Celsius | |
Roman Numeral Nomenclature | |
Writing Roman Numerals | |
Reading Roman Numerals | |
Index | |
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