Medical Dosage Calculations

Medical Dosage Calculations

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For a course in Medical Dosages Calculations in departments of Nursing; pharmacy, pre med, pre dental and other health disciplines. Completely revised and updated to include the latest practices and medication, the Eighth Edition maintains its user-friendly structure and offers students a comprehensive yet accessible drug calculation text and workbook. Using the dimensional analysis format, this invaluable resource begins with simple arithmetic and progresses to the most complex drug calculation problem, enabling students to develop the mathematical skills required for medical dosage calculations. With a host of pedagogical aids that includes case studies, self-tests, practice problem sets, and a new Companion Website. This text provides students with both the skills and understanding necessary to master this crucial area of nursing studies.show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 771.1g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 8th Revised United States ed
  • 0131134795
  • 9780131134799

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I. BASIC CALCULATION AND ADMINISTRATION SKILLS. 1. Review of Arithmetic for Medical Dosage. 2. Drug Administration. 3. Dimensional Analysis. II. SYSTEMS OF MEASUREMENT FOR DOSAGE CALCULATIONS. 4. The Apothecary, Household, and Metric Systems. 5. Converting from One System of Measurement to Another. III. COMMON MEDICATION PREPARATIONS. 6. Calculating Oral Medication Doses. 7. Problems for Syringes. 8. Preparation of Solutions. 9. Parenteral Medications. IV. SPECIALIZED MEDICATION PREPARATIONS. 10. Calculating Flow Rates for Enteral Solutions and Intravenous Infusions. 11. Calculating Flow Rates for Intravenous Medications and Duration of Flow. 12. Calculating Pediatric Dosages.show more

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