Maths and Medications

Maths and Medications

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Solving calculations in a busy environment can be tough and time consuming. This quick reference guide, featuring basic maths concepts and medication administration, will help you take the problem out of problem solving.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 78 x 120 x 8mm | 58.97g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0273764462
  • 9780273764465
  • 150,699

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Table of contents


Mathematical symbols

Order of operations

Number fact grids


Hindu-Arabic and Roman numerals

Fraction, decimal and percentage conversions

The base system

The decimal point

Measuring a fluid balance chart

Revisiting basic algorithms

Working with fractions



The metric system

some handy tables involving measurement

Intravenous fluid requirements

Rule of nines

formulas used in nursing

Calculating dosage using a formula

applying drug calculations using formulas

Calculating oral medications

Calculating parenteral medications

safe medication administration

Categories of drugs

What must be on a prescription and administration record

What makes a prescription valid

What is on a medication label

Frequency and times of medication administration

Commonly used and understood abbreviations Other abbreviations

Intravenous fluids-what is on a fluid order

Abbreviations for intravenous fluids

Intravenous fluids-drip rates for giving sets where 20 drops = 1 mL

The process of medication administration

Medication administration guidelines for students

Preventing errors
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Review quote

"This handy pocket sized guide is an essential component in any nurse's pocket. ... Overall this guide is a practical, useful and compact book that any nursing student would be able to utilize. I would recommend this book to all nursing students as a fundamental purchase in their first year." - Louise Goodyear, Nursing Student
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About Ann Richards

Ann Richards is one of the adapters of Galbraith, Fundamentals of Pharmacology. She is the author of Elsevier's best selling 'A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward'.
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