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Calculating Drug Dosages A Patient-Safe Approach to Nursing and Math

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-10-13
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company

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Master math concepts. Ensure patient safety.

Conquer your fears and understand the most common math concepts used in nursing practice today. Color-coded, step-by-step guidance shows you how to accurately calculate drug dosages using all four methods. You’ll begin with a basic math assessment and then explore in-depth coverage of complex topics, including intake and output, parenteral intake, NG tube feeding strength, and labeling IVs.

Table of Contents

I.Safety in Medication Administration
1.Safety in Medication Administration
2.The Drug Label
Unit Review

II.Systems of Measurement
3.The Metric System
4.The Household System
Unit Review

III.Methods of Calculation
5.Linear Ratio and Proportion
6.Fractional Ratio and Proportion
7.Dimensional Analysis
8.Formula Method
Unit Review

IV.Administration of Medications
9.Calculating Oral Medication Doses
10.Syringes and Needles
11.Calculating Parenteral Medication Dosages
12.Preparing Powdered Parenteral Medications
13.Administration of Insulin
Unit Review

V.IV Therapy and Administration of Intravenous Medications
14.Intravenous Infusion and Infusion Rates
15.Calculating Infusion and Completion Time
16.Administering IV Push Medications
Unit Review

VI.Verifying Safe Dose and Critical Care Calculations
17.Verifying Safe Dose
18.Titration of Intravenous Medications
Unit Review

VII.Intake and Output
19.Calculating Intake and Output
20.Parenteral Intake
Unit Review

VIII.Dosages for Pediatric and Older Adult Populations
21.Considerations for the Pediatric Population
22.Considerations for the Older Adult Population
Unit Review

Appendix—Answer Key
Credits and References
Body Surface Area Nomogram

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