How to Master Nursing Calculations

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749461560
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Genre: Medical

To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts. The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels. It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Author: C. J. Tyreman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0749461551
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Drugs

To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts.The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels.It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749467548
Release Date: 2013-02-03
Genre: Study Aids

For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling How to Master Nursing Calculations, is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts. Including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations - requiring little mathematical knowledge - How to Master Nursing Calculations, 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.

How to Master the IELTS

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749459468
Release Date: 2012-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

How to Master the IELTS is the ultimate study companion for your journey into international education and employment. With four Academic tests and two General Training tests, this comprehensive practice tool provides important revision for every aspect of the exam. It includes FREE downloadable MP3 files for the listening test; multiple choice questions; speaking exercises; flow chart and diagram tests; word recognition exercises; writing tasks; reading comprehension passages as well as full answers and explanations. Also including two appendices to aid learning and help develop your vocabulary, this straightforward guide is the only resource you'll need to practice and pass the IELTS. Online supporting resources for this book include audio files to support the listening test.

Drug Calculations for Nurses 4th Edition

Author: Robert Lapham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482248463
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Medical

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.

How to Master the UKCAT

Author: Mike Bryon
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749459215
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Genre: Study Aids

Over the past few years most British universities have turned to standardized testing to assess candidates for admission. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is the latest test to be developed. It is used by the majority of UK medical and dentistry schools. The UKCAT tests verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and decision analysis rather than scientific knowledge. How to Pass the UKCAT by testing expert Mike Bryon contains 750 up-to-date, highly relevant practice questions for the UKCAT subtests. It also offers timed mini-tests so readers can practice against the clock. "This study guide for the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) offers medical and dental students 750 practice questions for improving test scores, and emphasizes developing a balance between speed and accuracy and practicing under realistic exam conditions. Originally published as How to Pass the UKCAT in 2009, the second edition adds 30 mast class questions for abstract reasoning." - Book News

Basic Maths for Nurses

Author: Vali Nasser
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1517357675
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre:

This book is aimed at helping Student Nurses to pass their entrance exam as well as Nurses to become familiar with basic maths and dosage calculations with ease. It will also help you to improve your speed in Mental Arithmetic and re-visit some other areas in arithmetic especially if you did your maths a long time ago or do not feel very confident in this subject. Everyday nursing involves being able to work accurately with dosage calculations and be familiar with simple conversions in metric measures (for example mg to mcg). In addition you need to be able to work out total dosage in tablet or liquid form for a given body weight be able to use formulas to work out BMI (body mass index), infusion rates, percentage strength, solution strength, and so on. This book contains many examples, exercises and four Mock Tests to help you prepare for your entrance exam.

Drug Calculations for Nurses

Author: Kerri Wright
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230344532
Release Date: 2011-05-11
Genre: Medical

This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.

Math for Nurses

Author: Mary Jo Boyer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781763355
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

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.

Pharmacy OSCEs

Author: Beti Wyn Evans
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
ISBN: 9780857110435
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

Pharmacy OSCEs is the only pharmacy-specific OSCE revision guide. This easy-to-use book covers the key competencies that will be tested during your Objective Structured Clinical Examinations whether you are still studying or in practice. Written in a concise and accessible way, all types of situations are covered from responding to a specific symptom to solving calculations. The scenarios read like tasks at an OSCE station and are accompanied by: (i) Learning objectives; (ii) Questions and answers; (iii) Feedback and revision points; (iv) Key references and further reading. The examples vary in complexity, ranging from early undergraduate years through to postgraduate. With over 70 practice scenarios, this book will support you throughout your training and ensure your best performance on the day of the exam.

Designing Clinical Research

Author: Stephen B. Hulley
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469840543
Release Date: 2013-05-08
Genre: Medical

Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This product incorporates current research methodology--including molecular and genetic clinical research--and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing.

Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780176502591
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

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.

Calculation Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118448915
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: Medical

Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.

Practical Nuclear Medicine

Author: Peter F. Sharp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846280184
Release Date: 2006-10-27
Genre: Medical

This book is an essential guide for all practitioners. The emphasis throughout is on the practice of nuclear medicine. Primarily aimed at the radiologist, physician, physicist or technologist starting in nuclear medicine, it will also appeal to more experienced practitioners who are keen to stay up-to-date. The practical approach with tables as "recipes" for acquisition protocols means it is essential for any departmental shelf. 3rd edition expanded - now covering areas of development in nuclear medicine, such as PET and other methods of tumour imaging, data processing. All illustrations are up-to-date to reflect current standards of image quality.