Math for Meds-Dosages and Solutions

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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he exciting new 8th edition of this leading calculations text has been beautifully updated by its original authors, and is guaranteed to instruct the beginning learner and graduate returnee alike in refresher math, systems of drug measure and clinical calculations. The content continues to reflect its "most adopted" format of clearly stated competency outcomes and objectives, its simple to complex instructional approach, and captivating instructional design. Completely up to date content, photos, and problems have been added throughout the text, particularly in the pediatric and IV medications sections. Math for Meds reflects on every page an unmatched clinical reality. Actual drug labels, hypodermic syringe calibrations and realistic medication orders are combined to make all examples and tests uniquely "real." Transfer of calculation skills to clinical practice becomes totally nonthreatening as a result of this trend-setting instructional approach. Math for Meds is an invaluable text that students will use at all curricular levels and retain in their professional libraries for lifetime reference. Now in its 27th straight year as the unparalleled leader in its field, Math for Meds continues to set the standards of clinical calculations as they are taught nationwide.

Table of Contents

Section One: Refresher Math
1. Relative Value, Addition and Subtraction of Decimals 2
Multiplication and Division of Decimals 3. Solving Common Fraction Equations
Section Two: Introduction to Drug Measures
4. Metric, International (SI) System 5
Additional Drug Measures: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, Apothecary, Household
Section Three: Reading Medication Labels and Syringe Calibrations
6. Reading Oral Medication Labels
7. Hypodermic Syringe Measurements
8. Reading Parenteral Medication Labels
9. Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
10. Measuring Insulin Dosages
Section Four: Dosage Calculations
11. Dosage Calculation Using Ration and Proportion
12. Formula Method
Section Five: Medication Administration Systems
13. Medication Administration Systems
14. Medication Card Administration
Section Six: Dosage Determination from Body Weight and Body Surface Area
15. Adult & Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight
16. Adult & Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area
Section Seven: Intravenous Calculations
17. Introduction to IV Therapy
18. IV Flow Rate Calculation
19. Calculating IV Infusion and Completion Times
20. IV Medication and Titration Calculations
21. Heparin Infusion Calculations
Section Eight: Pediatric Medication Calculations
22. Pediatric Oral and Parenteral Medications
23. Pediatric IV Medications

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