Math for Nurses A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-30
  • Publisher: LWW
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Compact and easy-to-use, Math for Nursesis a pocket-sized guide/reference to dosage calculation and drug administration. It includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations. Math for Nurseshelps students to calculate dosages accurately and improve the accuracy of drug delivery. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Readers will find it great for use in the clinical setting or as a study aid. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students' application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 Basic Mathematics Review and Refresher   Chapter 1 Preassessment Test: Mathematics Skills Review  Chapter 2 Fractions Chapter 3 Decimals Chapter 4 Percents, Ratio, and Proportion    UNIT 2 Measurement Systems   Chapter 5 The Metric, Household, and Apothecary Systems of Measurement Chapter 6 Approximate Equivalents and System Conversions   UNIT 3 Dosage Calculations    Chapter 7 Medication Labels Chapter 8 Oral Dosage Calculations Chapter 9 Parenteral Dosage Calculations  Chapter 10 Intravenous Therapy Chapter 11 Intravenous Therapies: Critical Care Applications Chapter 12 Insulin Chapter 13 Heparin Preparation and Dosage Calculations: Subcutaneous and Intravenous Chapter 14 Pediatric Dosage Calculations and Intravenous Therapy Chapter 15 Solutions and Drug Reconstitution   Answers   Appendices A. Roman Numerals  B. Rounding Off Decimals  C. Abbreviations for Drug Preparation and Administration  D. Intradermal Injections  E. Subcutaneous Injections  F. Intramuscular Injections  G. Z-Track Injections  H. Pediatric Intramuscular Injections  I. Nursing Concerns for Pediatric Drug Administration  J. Nursing Considerations for Critical Care Drug Administration  K. Nursing Concerns for Geriatric Drug Administration  L. Needleless Intravenous System  M. Temperature Conversions: Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales    Index

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