Ratio and Proportion Dosage Calculations

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-05
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Ratio & Proportion Dosage Calculations provides the ease of learning the ratio and proportion method of calculation with a building block approach of the basics. Its consistent focus on safety, accuracy, and professionalism make it a valuable reference for nurses and other allied health professionals.

This book uses the Ratio and Proportion method for drug calculations; a time-tested approach based on simple mathematical concepts. It helps the reader develop a “number sense”, and largely frees the healthcare professional from the need to memorize formulas.


-Pearson's Dosage Calcualtion Tutor with interactive practice questions, animated solutions and more!

-Content on daily fluid maintenance and titrating medications.

-Content of heparin and insulin sections.

-Joint Commission recommendations throughout.

-PORTABLE! Includes a convenient pocket reminder card.

-Realistic art program! Full-color labels of the newest drugs link mathematics to clinical practice.

-Over 1000 practice problems! Including illustrative examples, critical thinking case studies, and comprehensive self-tests. Fully detailed soutions are provided.

-Notes and Alerts throughout the text highlight concepts and principles for safe and accurate medication calculation and administration.

-Companion Website provides additional practice questions, case studies and interactive exercises.

Author Biography

Anthony Giangrasso was born and raised in Maspeht, NY.  He attended Rich High School on a scholarship and in his senior year was named in a citywide contest by the New York Jounral-American newspaper as New York City's most outstanding high school scholar-athlete.  He was also awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Iona College, from which he obtained a BA in mathematics, magna cum laude, with a ranking of sixth in his graduating class.


Anthony began his teaching career as a fifth-grade teacher in Manhattan as a member of the Christian Brothers of Ireland, and taught high school mathematics and physics in Harlem and Newark, NJ.  He possesses an MS and Ph.D. from New York University, and has taught at all levels from elementary school ghrough graduate school.  He is currently teaching at Adelphi University and LaGuardia Community College, where he was chairman of the mathematics department.  He has authored eight college textbooks through twenty-one editions.


Anthony's community service has included membership on the Boards of Directors of the Polish-American Museum Foundation, Catholic Adoptive Parents Association, and Family Focus Adoptive Services.  He was the president of the Italian-American Faculty Association of the City University of New York, and the founding Chairman of the Board of the italian-American Legal Defense and Higher Education Fund, Inc.  He and his wife, Susan, are proud parents of three children Anthony, Michael, and Jennifer.  He enjoys tennis, and in 2007 for the second time was ranked #1 for his age group in the Eastern Section by the United States Tennis Association.


Dolores Shrimpton is the immediate past president of the New York State Associate Degree Nursing Council, where she also served as the vice president and member of its Board of Directors.  She was the co-chair of the CUNY Nursing Discipline Council for more than ten years, an active member of the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI), D14 of the New York State Nurses Assocaition, an active member of the Nursing Capacity Team, which founded the Brooklyn Nursing Partnership (BNP).  She has served on the Board of Directors and as the first co-vice president of the BNP.  She was also the project co-director of the New York State Coalition for Nursing Educational Mobility (NYSCNEM).  She serves on a number of Advisory Boards of LPN, associate degree, and baccalaureate degree nursing programs.


Dolores has received many awards for her achievements in nursing.  In 2008 she was honored for her commitment to nursing by the Brooklyn Nursing Partnership (BNP).  She is the recipient of the Presidential Award in Nursing Leadership from NACLI, the Mu Upsilon award for Excellence in Nursing Education, and the 2006 Mu Upsilon award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership.  Dolores has taught a wide variety of courses in practical nursing, diploma, and associate degree nursing programs.  Her area of clinical practice is maternity, with a focus on labor and delivery.



Table of Contents

Basic Calculation Skills and Introduction to Medical Administration
Review of Arithmetic for Medical Dosage Calculations
Diagnostic Test of Arithmetic Changing
Decimal Numbers and Whole Numbers to Fractions
Calculator Ratios Changing Fractions to Decimal Numbers Rounding Decimal Numbers
Rounding Off Rounding
Down Adding Decimal Numbers
Subtracting Decimal Numbers
Multiplying Decimal Numbers
Dividing Decimal Numbers
Estimating Answers
Multiplying Fractions
Dividing Fractions
Complex Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Same Denominators
Different Denominators Percentages Percent of Change Practice Sets
Safe and Accurate Drug Administration
The Drug Administration Process Six Rights of Medication Administration The Right Drug
The Right Dose
The Right Route
The Right Time
The Right Patient
The Right Documentation
Drug Prescriptions Medication Orders
Types of Medication
Orders Components of a Medication
Order Medication Administration Records
Technology in the Medication Administration Process Drug Labels
Combination Drugs Drug Package Inserts Controlled Substances Practice Sets
Ratio and Proportion
Ratios Rates Proportions The Mathematics Needed to Solve Proportions
Using Parentheses to Indicate Multiplication
Dividing by 1
Shorthand for Multiplication Commutative Property
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