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Dimensional Analysis for Meds

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  • Copyright: 1998-01-01
  • Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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"Add a dimension to your knowledge. With Curren's Dimensional Analysis for Meds, Third Edition, you find out just how easy it can be to calculate dosages correctly. No prior knowledge of calculation is necessary, as a building-block organization is employed to cover basic facts and tips regarding drug measures, reading medication labels, and syringe calibrations. Once competency is established, more complex concepts are presented, such as intravenous and pediatric calculations, as well as numerous opportunities to practice your new skills. A conversational style accompanies this effective learning progression, revealing Dimensional Analysis for Meds as simply the most effective tool for learning dosage calculations."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Directions to the Studentp. vii
Refresher Mathp. 1
Relative Value, Addition, and Subtraction of Decimalsp. 3
Relative Value of Decimalsp. 3
Addition and Subtraction of Decimalsp. 7
Summaryp. 8
Summary Self Testp. 8
Multiplication and Division of Decimalsp. 11
Multiplication of Decimalsp. 11
Division of Decimalsp. 12
Elimination of Decimal Pointsp. 13
Reduction of Fractionsp. 14
Reduction of Numbers Ending in Zerop. 15
Expressing to the Nearest Tenthp. 16
Expressing to the Nearest Hundredthp. 17
Summaryp. 18
Summary Self Testp. 18
Solving Common Fraction Equationsp. 20
Whole Number Equationsp. 20
Decimal Fraction Equationsp. 23
Multiple Number Equationsp. 26
Summaryp. 28
Summary Self Testp. 28
Introduction to Drug Measuresp. 31
Metric, International (SI) Systemp. 33
Basic Units of the Metric/SI Systemp. 33
Metric/SI Prefixesp. 34
Metric/SI Abbreviationsp. 34
Variations of Metric/SI Abbreviationsp. 35
Metric/SI Notation Rulesp. 35
Conversion Between Metric/SI Unitsp. 37
Common Errors in Metric/SI Dosagesp. 39
Summaryp. 40
Summary Self Testp. 40
Additional Drug Measures: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, Apothecary, Householdp. 42
International Units (U)p. 42
Percentage (%) Measuresp. 43
Milliequivalent (mEq) Measuresp. 43
Ratio Measuresp. 44
Apothecary and Household Measuresp. 45
Apothecary/Household Notationsp. 46
Apothecary/Household To Metric/SI Equivalents Tablep. 46
The Apothecary/Metric Conversion Clockp. 47
Summaryp. 48
Summary Self Testp. 48
Reading Medication Labels and Syringe Calibrationsp. 51
Reading Oral Medication Labelsp. 53
Tablet and Capsule Labelsp. 54
Tablet/Capsule Dosage Calculationp. 57
Oral Solution Labelsp. 61
Measurement of Oral Solutionsp. 62
Summaryp. 64
Summary Self Testp. 65
Hypodermic Syringe Measurementp. 71
Standard 3 cc Syringep. 71
Tuberculin Syringep. 75
Tubex and Carpuject Cartridgesp. 77
5, 6, 10, and 12 cc Syringesp. 80
20 cc and Larger Syringesp. 82
Summaryp. 84
Summary Self Testp. 84
Reading Parenteral Medication Labelsp. 88
Reading Metric/SI Solution Labelsp. 89
Percent (%) and Ratio Solution Labelsp. 90
Solutions Measured in International Units (U)p. 91
Solutions Measured as Milliequivalents (mEq)p. 92
Summaryp. 93
Summary Self Testp. 94
Reconstitution of Powdered Drugsp. 105
Reconstitution of a Single Strength Solutionp. 105
Reconstitution of Multiple Strength Solutionsp. 107
Reconstitution from Package Insert Directionsp. 108
Summaryp. 110
Summary Self testp. 110
Measuring Insulin Dosagesp. 115
Types of Insulinp. 115
U-100 Insulin and Syringesp. 117
Lo-Dose Syringesp. 117
I cc Capacity Syringesp. 119
Combining Insulin Dosagesp. 121
Summaryp. 123
Summary Self Testp. 123
Medication Administration Systemsp. 127
Medication Administration Recordsp. 129
Medication Record 1p. 131
Medication Record 2p. 133
Medication Record 3p. 135
Medication Record 4p. 137
Summaryp. 137
Medication Card Administrationp. 138
Reading Medication Cardsp. 138
Summaryp. 139
Summary Self Testp. 139
Dosage Calculation Using Dimensional Analysisp. 143
Dosage Calculation Using Dimensional Analysisp. 145
The Basic DA Equationp. 145
Equations Requiring Metric Conversionsp. 151
Summaryp. 154
Summary Self Testp. 155
Dosage Calculation from Body Weight, and Body Surface Areap. 171
Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weightp. 173
Converting lb to kgp. 173
Converting kg to lbp. 174
Calculating Dosages from Drug Label Informationp. 175
Calculating Dosages from Drug Literaturep. 178
Summaryp. 181
Summary Self Testp. 181
Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Areap. 187
Calculating BSA from kg and cmp. 187
Calculating BSA from lb and inp. 189
Dosage Calculation Based on BSAp. 190
Assessing Orders Based on BSAp. 191
Calculation of BSA Using a Nomogramp. 192
Use of the West Nomogramp. 193
Summaryp. 195
Summary Self Testp. 195
Intravenous Calculationsp. 199
Introduction to IV Therapyp. 201
Primary Linep. 201
Secondary Linep. 203
Volume Controlled Burettesp. 205
Indwelling Infusion Portsp. 205
Electronic Infusion Devices (EID's)p. 206
Electronic Rate Controllersp. 206
Volumetric Pumpsp. 207
Syringe Pumpsp. 209
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Devicesp. 209
Introduction to IV Fluidsp. 210
Determining Percentages in IV Fluidsp. 211
Parenteral Nutritionp. 212
IV Medication Guidelines/Protocolsp. 212
Summaryp. 214
Summary Self Testp. 215
IV Flow Rate Calculationp. 217
IV Tubing Calibrationp. 217
Small Volume gtt/min Calculationp. 219
Large Volume gtt/min Calculation from mL/hr Orderedp. 221
Division Factor Method of Calculationp. 223
Regulating Flow Ratep. 225
Correcting Off-Schedule Ratesp. 225
Summaryp. 227
Summary Self Testp. 228
Calculating IV Infusion Timesp. 230
Calculating from Volume and Hourly Rate Orderedp. 230
Calculating Large Volume Infusion Time from gtt/min, Volume and Set Calibrationp. 232
Calculating Small Volume Infusion Time from gtt/min, Volume and Set Calibrationp. 234
Determining Infusion Completion Timep. 236
Labeling Solution Bags/Bottles with Infusion Timep. 238
Summaryp. 241
Summary Self Testp. 242
IV Medication and Titration Calculationsp. 246
Calculating mL/hr Rate from Dosage Orderedp. 247
Calculating gtt/min Rate from Dosage Orderedp. 249
Calculating mL/hr Rate from Dosage per kg Orderedp. 251
Calculating Dosage Infusing from Flow Ratep. 253
Titration of Infusionsp. 255
Summaryp. 259
Summary Self Testp. 260
Heparin Infusion Calculationsp. 263
Calculating mL/hr Flow Rate from U/hr Orderedp. 263
Calculating gtt/min Flow Rate from U/hr Orderedp. 265
Calculating U/hr Infusing from mL/hr Infusingp. 268
Calculating U/hr Infusing from Solution Strength, Set Calibation and gtt/min Ratep. 270
Reading Heparin Labels and Preparing IV Solutionsp. 273
Summaryp. 274
Summary Self Testp. 274
Pediatric Medication Calculationsp. 277
Pediatric Oral and Parenteral Medicationsp. 279
Oral Medicationsp. 279
IM and s.c. Medicationsp. 281
Summaryp. 281
Summary Self Testp. 282
Pediatric Intravenous Medicationsp. 286
Methods of IV Medication Administrationp. 286
Medication Administration Via Burettep. 287
Comparing IV Dosages Ordered with Protocolsp. 291
Summaryp. 294
Summary Self Testp. 295
Indexp. 299
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