9781118448892

Student Survival Skills : Calculation Skills for Nurses

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  • ISBN13:

    9781118448892

  • ISBN10:

    1118448898

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-06
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This book provides nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes removable quick reference guide to help on clinical placements.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LATIN ABBREVIATIONS

THE 24-HOUR CLOCK

Part 1: Diagnosis

1 CALCULATIONS REVISION

2 CALCULATIONS SELF-ASSESSMENT

Part 2: Understanding Nursing Calculations

3 METRIC UNITS AND CONVERSIONS

4 TABLETS AND CAPSULES

5 LIQUIDS AND INJECTABLES

6 SYRINGES AND MENISCUS

7 DISPLACEMENT VALUES

8 DOSAGES ACCORDING TO BODY WEIGHT

9 DRIP RATES

10 DRIP-RATE DURATION

11 SYRINGE DRIVERS AND PUMPS

12 PAEDIATRIC NURSING

Part 3: Putting It All Into Practice

13 FLUID CHARTS

14 MALNUTRITION UNIVERSAL SCREENING TOOL (MUST) ASSESSMENT

15 EARLY WARNING SCORE (EWS) ASSESSMENT

16 WATERLOW ASSESSMENT

17 PRESCRIPTION CHARTS

18 LOOKING AT BUDGETS

19 INTERPRETING DATA

20 EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

21 BODY MASS INDEX

Part 4: Testing Your Knowledge

22 KNOWLEDGE TESTS

ANSWERS TO ACTIVITY QUESTIONS

Part 5: Appendices

APPENDIX 1: FLUID CHART

APPENDIX 2: MALNUTRITION UNIVERSAL SCREENING TOOL

APPENDIX 3: BRISTOL OBSERVATION CHART

APPENDIX 4: WATERLOW PRESSURE ULCER

PREVENTION/TREATMENT POLICY

APPENDIX 5: CONVERSION TABLES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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