Kaplan's Dosage Calculation Workbook is a practical guide to help nurses learn, practice, and master the math needed to correctly administer medications. Whether you have many years of nursing experience or are still in nursing school, you'll benefit from the clear, step-by-step breakdown of math concepts, with practice questions, chapter quizzes, and in-depth answer keys in each chapter. Edited and with an introduction by expert dosage calculation instructor Bart Brinkmann, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, Kaplan's Dosage Calculation Workbook is an ideal review for certification and licensing examinations and a ready reference in the workplace. Features: * Diagnostic quiz to focus your review * Practice problems for oral, IV, and parenteral medication administration * Dosage calculation practice using dimensional analysis, ratio-proportion, and formula methods * Easy-to-follow examples and step-by-step explanations * Calculation space throughout to work the practice problems * Chapter quizzes with in-depth answer keys for immediate feedback
Author: Mary Jo Boyer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2009
Now in its Seventh Edition, this pocket guide is a compact, portable, easy-to-use reference for dosage calculation and drug administration. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Coverage includes review of mathematics, measurement systems, and a comprehensive section on dosage calculations. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students' application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.
Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations. This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.
Author: Bonita E. Broyles
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2008-10-06
Raise your confidence when it comes to dosage calculations with the 2nd Edition of Dosage Calculation Practice for Nurses. With over 1,000 new questions, this book provides additional practice important for accurately calculating dosages, a necessity for safe nursing practice. Learners can master both basic and advanced calculations in a variety of medication forms and routes including tablets, capsules, liquids, powders, oral, and intravenous infusions. Answers for each question are provided in an appendix as well as comprehensive examination. Use this unique tool in conjunction with any dosage calculation learning product or to refresh your skills for a return to the clinical setting.
Author: Robert Lapham
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-05-21
The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.
Author: June L. Olsen Emeritus, RN, MS
Release Date: 2015-06-12
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in medical dosage calculation in departments of nursing, pharmacy, pre-med, pre-dental, and other health disciplines; and for courses covering dosage calculation in other programs, such as pharmacology, pediatrics and critical care. The complete and user-friendly guide to safe drug dosage calculation Fully revised for current practices and medication, Medical Dosage Calculations 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.
Author: Richard Snyder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.
Author: Sheila J. Ogden
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Known for its textbook/workbook format, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 10th Edition makes it easy to master the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your math skills, and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any inexperience or weaknesses you may have. Written by nursing experts Sheila Ogden and Linda Fluharty, this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Over 1,800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge. Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. 25 flash cards on Evolve contain abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book, allowing you to study at your own pace. UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market. NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included, and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix. NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.
Med Math Simplified represents the hard lessons learned by the author, a self-professed math idiot, while becoming a paramedic and later a nurse. It uses the concepts of dimensional analysis with a good old common sense approach to learning the math and formulas needed to safely and correctly arrive at drug doses for your patients.
Author: Christina Wu Nasrawi
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Release Date: 1999
This text applies dimensional analysis to dosage calculations, allowing students and professionals to calculate dosage, intravenous drip rates, patient's daily fluid intakes/requirements and more without having to memorize formulas. Content includes a step-by-step, "how-to" approach, introducing the dimensional analysis method before students begin using it and building on previous chapters' information. Provides numerous examples of dosage calculations using dimensional analysis with commonly prescribed medications as well as actual drug labels. Prevention methods for the common pitfalls associated with dimensional analysis are also presented.
Author: Deborah C. Gray Morris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-09-24
This popular text covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods offering a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. With over 2,000 practice problems, Gray Morris focuses on enhancing the learning experience of nursing students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable. Calculate with Confidence, 6th Edition addresses the increasing responsibility of the nurse in medication administration, prioritizes client safety, and reflects the current scope of practice. Tips for Clinical Practice boxes call attention to information critical to math calculation and patient safety. Safety Alert boxes highlight issues that may lead to mediation errors and empower you to identify actions that must be taken to avoid calculation errors Chapter review problems test all major topics presented in the chapter. Separate basic math review test allows you to assess and evaluate your understanding of basic math material covered in Unit 1, directing you to review chapters if you miss any of these test questions. Pre-test basic math review tests help you assess your basic math skills and identify areas of strength and weakness in competency of basic math. Comprehensive unit on basic math review offers complete coverage of basic math: roman numerals, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, and percentages. NEW! Integration of QSEN information related to patient safety in the Medication Administration chapter and throughout text. NEW! NCLEX-style questions on Evolve help prepare you for the NCLEX-RN Examination. NEW! Content additions and updates includes word problems involving dosages, Critical Thinking Scenarios, a discussion of the concepts regarding safety issues with medication administration, plus significant updates in the insulin, critical care and IV chapters. NEW! Reorganization of Answer Key features answers and the work to practice problems at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.