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Medical Dosage Calculations : A Dimensional Analysis Approach

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780132156615

ISBN10:
013215661X
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/11/2011
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Very good boook  March 10, 2011
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A very useful textbook, this book is written in a simple style that helps to convey the idea with the easiest ways such as labeling photos. This textbook contains deeper, more realistic problems, incorporating actual dosages and requiring real critical thinking. This textbook can be a college book that helps students through using the dimensional analysis format it pioneered which help students begin with simple arithmetic, progressing to the most complex drug calculations. I purchased this textbook and I highly recommend it.






Medical Dosage Calculations : A Dimensional Analysis Approach: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Summary

Fully revised for current practices and medication, this Medical Dosage Calculations: A Dimensional Analysis Approach, 10/e remains the field’s most complete, user-friendly and accessible drug calculation text and workbook.

Using the dimensional analysis format it pioneered, students begin with simple arithmetic, progressing to the most complex drug calculations. As they develop mathematical skills for accurate dosage calculations, they also gain a thorough professional understanding of safe drug administration. Compared with competitors, our text contains deeper, more realistic problems, incorporating actual dosages and requiring real critical thinking.

Coverage includes titrations, IV push, VCC, and other complex calculations. Updates include: revised safety recommendations and insulin coverage; new equipment and labeling photos; and 0.5 mL and needleless syringes. Pedagogical aids include case studies, self-tests, and a website for student resources.

Table of Contents

Unit 1. Basic Calculation Skills and Introduction to Medication Administration

1. Review of Arithmetic for Medical Dosage Calculations

2. Safe and Accurate Drug Administration

3. Dimensional Analysis

 

Unit 2. Systems of Measurement

4. The Metric and Household Systems

5. Converting from One System of Measurement to Another

 

Unit 3. Oral and Parenteral Medications

6. Oral Medication Doses

7. Syringes

8. Preparation of Solutions

9. Parenteral Medications

 

Unit 4. Infusions and Pediatric Dosages

10. Flow Rates and Durations of External and Intravenous Infusions

11. Calculating Flow Rates for Intravenous Medications

12. Calculating Pediatric Dosages 



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