Calculations for Veterinary Nurses

Calculations for Veterinary Nurses

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By (author) Margaret C. Moore, By (author) Norman G. Palmer

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  • Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 210mm x 18mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 12 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0632054980
  • ISBN 13: 9780632054985
  • Illustrations note: 15
  • Sales rank: 106,283

Product description

This handy pocket book will help veterinary nurses with all types of calculations. Numerous worked examples are included to develop the reader's confidence in carrying out the procedures involved. Each type of calculation has its own separate section in the book and the authors have used the simplest possible method in explaining each one. The book is structured such a way that the reader can progress from a simple explanation of the arithmetic principles involved, to the application of these principles to essential veterinary calculations. Qualified veterinary nurses and students alike will fine this book an invaluable reference source, whether performing relevant veterinary calculations or studying for professional examinations. Key features are: convenient size; ideal as a self-teaching manual; and, accessible and user-friendly style. It includes worked examples, self-test exercises and answers where appropriate.

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"every veterinary practice should keep a copy in its library, so that the practice nurses can remind themselves of how to work out calculations in their day-to-day work. This is a very readable book and one that I unreservedly recommend." Veterinary Nursing

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This handy pocket book will help veterinary nurses with all types of calculations. Numerous worked examples are included to delelop the reader's confidence in carrying out the procedures involved. Each type of calculation has its own separate section in the book and the authors have used the simplest possible method in explaining each one. The book is structured such a way that the reader can progress from a simple explanation of the arithmetic principles involved, to the application of these principles to essential veterinary calculations. Qualified veterinary nurses and students alike will fine this book an invaluable reference source, whether performing relevant veterinary calculations or studying for professional examinations. Key Features Convenient size Ideal as a self-teaching manual Accessible and user-friendly style Includes worked examples, self-test exercises and answers where appropriate

Table of contents

Preface Disclaimer Common Abbreviations Used in Text Units, Conversion Factors and Related Medical Abbreviations Basic Principles Changing the Concentration of a Solution Calculating Energy Requirements Dosages - Oral Route Dosages - Injections Rehydration of the Patient Fluid Therapy - Rates of Administration Anaesthetic Gases - Flow Rates Radiography Value Added Tax (VAT) Examination Techniques Index