# Dimensional Analysis for Meds

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## 076685938X

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• Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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### Summary

Calculating dosages has never been so easy! Dimensional Analysis for Meds is a completely self-instructional learning tool created to simplify clinical calculations. Utilizing the method of dimensional analysis, the material is presented in a helpful format that encourages step-by-step learning.

Preface ix
Acknowledgments x
Directions to the Student xi
Refresher Math Pre-Test xii
SECTION ONE Refresher Math 1(30)
 Relative Value, Addition, and Subtraction of Decimals
3(8)
 Relative Value of Decimals
3(4)
7(1)
 Summary
8(1)
 Summary Self Test
8(3)
 Multiplication and Division of Decimals
11(9)
 Multiplication of Decimals
11(1)
 Division of Decimals
12(1)
 Elimination of Decimal Points
13(1)
 Reduction of Fractions
14(1)
 Reduction of Numbers Ending in Zero
15(1)
 Expressing to the Nearest Tenth
16(1)
 Expressign to the Nearest Hundredth
17(1)
 Summary
18(1)
 Summary Self Test
18(2)
 Solving Common Fraction Equations
20(11)
 Whole Number Equations
20(3)
 Decimal Fraction Equations
23(3)
 Multiple Number Equations
26(2)
 Summary
28(1)
 Summary Self Test
28(3)
SECTION TWO Introduction to Drug Measures 31(20)
 Metric, International (SI) System
33(9)
 Basic Units of the Metric/SI System
33(1)
 Metric/SI Prefixes
34(1)
 Metric/SI Abbreviations
34(1)
 Variations of Metric/SI Abbreviations
35(1)
 Metric/SI Notation Rules
35(2)
 Conversion Between Metric/SI Units
37(2)
 Common Erros in Metric/SI Dosages
39(1)
 Summary
40(1)
 Summary Self Test
40(2)
 Additional Drug Measures: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, Apothecary, Household
42(9)
 International Units (U)
42(1)
 Percentage (%) Measures
43(1)
 Milliequivalent (mEq) Measures
43(1)
 Ration Measures
44(1)
 Apothecary and Household Measures
45(1)
 Apothecary/Household Notations
46(1)
 Apothecary/Household to Metric/SI Equivalents Table
46(1)
 The Apothecary/Metric Conversion Clock
47(1)
 Summary
48(1)
 Summary Self Test
48(3)
SECTION THREE Reading Medication Labels and Syringe Calibrations 51(78)
53(18)
 Tablet and Capsule Labels
54(3)
 Tablet/Capsule Dosage Calculation
57(4)
 Oral Solution Labels
61(1)
 Measurement of Oral Solutions
62(2)
 Summary
64(1)
 Summary Self Test
65(6)
 Hypodermic Syringe Measurement
71(19)
 Standard 3 cc Syringe
71(4)
 Safety Syringes
75(2)
 Tuberculin Syringe
77(2)
 Tubex® and Carpuject® Cartridges
79(3)
 5, 6, 10, and 12 cc Syringes
82(2)
 20 cc and Larger Syringes
84(2)
 Summary
86(1)
 Summary Self Test
86(4)
90(17)
91(1)
 Percent (%) and Ratio Solution Labels
92(1)
 Solutions Measured in International Units (U)
93(1)
 Solutions Measured as Milliequivalents (mEq)
94(1)
 Summary
95(1)
 Summary Self Test
96(11)
 Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
107(10)
 Reconstitution of a Single Strength Solution
107(2)
 Reconstitution of Multiple Strength Solutions
109(1)
 Reconstitution from Package Insert Directions
110(2)
 Summary
112(1)
 Summary Self Test
112(5)
 Measuring Insulin Dosages
117(12)
 Types of Insulin
117(2)
 U-100 Insulin and Syringes
119(1)
 Lo-Dose® Syringes
119(2)
 1 cc Capacity Syringes
121(2)
 Combining Insulin Dosages
123(2)
 Summary
125(1)
 Summary Self Test
125(4)
SECTION FOUR Medication Administration Systems 129(16)
131(9)
 Medication Record 1
133(2)
 Medication Record 2
135(2)
 Medication Record 3
137(2)
 Medication Record 4
139(1)
 Summary
139(1)
140(5)
140(1)
 Summary
141(1)
 Summary Self Test
141(4)
SECTION FIVE Dosage Calculation Using Dimensional Analysis 145(28)
 Dosage Calculation Using Dimensional Analysis
147(26)
 The Basic DA Equation
147(6)
 Equations Requiring Metric Conversions
153(3)
 Summary
156(1)
 Summary Self Test
157(16)
SECTION SIX Dosage Calculation from Body Weight and Body Surface Area 173(26)
 Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight
175(14)
 Converting Ib to kg
175(1)
 Converting kg to lb
176(1)
 Calculating Dosages from Drug Label Information
177(3)
 Calculating Dosages from Drug Literature
180(3)
 Summary
183(1)
 Summary Self Test
183(6)
 Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area
189(10)
 Calculating BSA from and cm
189(2)
 Calculating BSA from lb and in
191(1)
 Dosage Calculation Based on BSA
192(1)
 Assessing Orders Based on BSA
193(2)
 Summary
195(1)
 Summary Self Test
195(4)
SECTION SEVEN Intravenous Calculations 199(78)
 Introduction to IV Therapy
201(16)
 Primary Line
201(2)
 Secondary Line
203(2)
 Volume Controlled Burettes
205(1)
 Indwelling Infusion Ports/Intermittent Locks
205(1)
 Electronic Infusion Devices (EID's)
206(1)
 Electronic Rate Controllers
206(1)
 Volumetric Pumps
207(1)
 Horizon Nxt™ Pump
208(1)
 Syringe Pumps
208(1)
 Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Devices
209(1)
 Introduction to IV Fluids
210(1)
 Determining Percentages in IV Fluids
211(1)
 Parenteral Nutrition
212(1)
 IV Medication Guidelines/Protocols
212(2)
 Summary
214(1)
 Summary Self Test
215(2)
 IV Flow Rate Calculation
217(13)
 IV Tubing Calibration
217(1)
 Small Volume gtt/min Calculation
218(3)
 Large Volume gtt/min Calculation from mL/hr Ordered
221(1)
 Division Factor Method of Calculation
222(3)
 Regulating Flow Rate
225(1)
 Correcting Off-Schedule Rates
225(2)
 Summary
227(1)
 Summary Self Test
228(2)
 Calculating IV Infusion and Completion Times
230(16)
 Calculating from Volume and Hourly Rate Ordered
230(2)
 Calculating Large Volume Infusion Time from gtt/min, Volume, and Set Calibration
232(2)
 Calculating Small Volume Infusion Time from gtt/min, Volume, and Set Calibration
234(2)
 Determining Infusion Completion Time
236(2)
 Labeling Solution Bags/Bottles with Infusion Time
238(3)
 Summary
241(1)
 Summary Self Test
242(4)
 IV Medication and Titration Calculations
246(17)
 Calculating mL/hr Rate from Dosage Ordered
247(2)
 Calculating gtt/min Rate from Dosage Ordered
249(2)
 Calculating mL/hr Rate from Dosage per kg Ordered
251(2)
 Calculating Dosage Infusing from Flow Rate
253(2)
 Titration of Infusions
255(4)
 Summary
259(1)
 Summary Self Test
260(3)
 Heparin Infusion Calculations
263(14)
 Calculating mL/hr Flow Rate from U/hr Ordered
263(2)
 Calculating gtt/min Flow Rate from U/hr Ordered
265(2)
 Calculating U/hr Infusing from mL/hr Infusing
267(2)
 Calculating U/hr Infusing from Solution Strength, Set Calibration, and gtt/min Rate
269(3)
 Reading Heparin Labels and Preparing IV Solutions
272(2)
 Summary
274(1)
 Summary Self Test
274(3)
SECTION EIGHT Pediatric Medication Calculations 277(22)
 Pediatric Oral and Parenteral Medications
279(7)
 Oral Medications
279(2)
 IM and s.c. Medications
281(1)
 Summary
281(1)
 Summary Self Test
282(4)
 Pediatric Intravenous Medications
286(13)
286(1)