Dosage Calculations (Book Only)

ISBN-10: 1111319596

ISBN-13: 9781111319595

Edition: 9th 2013

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Best-selling DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features a three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations, along with a reader-friendly writing style, thorough math review, handy "work text" format, and instructor tools on CD-ROM.
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List price: $97.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Introduction to the Learner
Using This Book
Pretest and Mathematics Review
Essential Skills Evaluation: Pretest
Essential Skills Evaluation: Pretest Answer Sheet
Mathematics Diagnostic Evaluation
Fractions and Decimals
Types of Fractions
Equivalent Fractions
Comparing Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Multiplication of Fractions
Division of Fractions
Decimal Fractions and Decimal Numbers
Comparing Decimals
Conversion between Fractions and Decimals
Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Rounding Decimals
Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion
Ratios and Percents
Converting Among Ratios, Percents, Fractions, and Decimals
Comparing Percents and Ratios
Solving Simple Equations for X
Ratio-Proportion: Cross-Multiplying to Solve for X
Finding the Percentage of a Quantity
Measurement Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug Labels
Systems of Measurement
Metric System
Apothecary and Household Systems
Other Common Drug Measurements: Units and Milliequivalents
Conversions: Metric and Household Systems
Identifying Need for Unit Conversion
Converting from One Unit to Another Using the Conversion Factor Method
Converting within the Metric System
Approximate Equivalents
Converting Between Systems of Measurement Using the Conversion Factor Method
Conversions for Other Clinical Applications: Time and Temperature
Converting Between Traditional and International Time
Converting Between Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature
Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement
Oral Administration
Medicine Cup
Calibrated Dropper
Pediatric Oral Devices
Parenteral Administration
3 mL Syringe
Prefilled Single-Dose Syringe
Insulin Syringe
1 mL Syringe
Safety Syringe
Intravenous Syringe
Needleless Syringe
Interpreting Drug Orders
Medical Abbreviations
The Drug Order
Medication Order and Administration Forms
Computerized Medication Administration Systems
Understanding Drug Labels
Brand and Generic Names
Dosage Strength
Supply Dosage
Total Volume
Administration Route
Directions for Mixing or Reconstituting
Label Alerts
Name of the Manufacturer
Expiration Date
Lot or Control Numbers
National Drug Code (NDC)
Controlled Substance Schedule
Barcode Symbols
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and National Formulary (NF)
Unit- or Single-Dose Labels
Combination Drugs
Supply Dosage Expressed as a Ratio or Percent
Checking Labels
Preventing Medication Errors
Verbal Orders
Safe Medication Administration
Right Patient
Right Drug
Right Amount
Right Route
Right Time
Right Documentation
The Nurse's Critical Role in Medication Error Prevention
Drug Dosage Calculations
Oral Dosage of Drugs
Tablets and Capsules
Three-Step Approach to Dosage Calculations
Oral Liquids
Parenteral Dosage of Drugs
Injectable Solutions
High-Alert Parenteral Medications
Insulin Labels
Insulin Action Times
Premixed, Combination Insulin
Interpreting the Insulin Order
Insulin Administration
Measuring Insulin in an Insulin Syringe
Combination Insulin Dosage
Insulin Coverage-The "Sliding Scale"
Prefilled U-100 Insulin Pens
U-500 Insulin
Avoiding Insulin Dosage Errors
Reconstitution of Solutions
Solution Properties
Reconstitution of Injectable Medications in Powder Form
Types of Reconstituted Parenteral Solutions
Single-Strength Solution
Multiple-Strength Solution
Reconstituted Parenteral Solutions with Various Routes
Drugs with Injection Reconstitution Instructions for Either IM or IV
Drugs with Different IM and IV Reconstitution Instructions
Drugs with Instructions to "See Package Insert" for Dilution and Administration
Reconstitution of Noninjectable Solutions
Solution Concentration
Calculating Solutions
Topical Solutions and Irrigants
Oral and Enteral Feedings
Diluting Ready-to-Use Nutritional Liquids
Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight
Administering Medications to Children
Converting Pounds to Kilograms
Body Weight Method for Calculating Safe Pediatric Dosage
Single-Dosage Drugs
Single-Dosage-Range Drugs
Routine or Round-the-Clock Drugs
Daily-Dosage-Range Drugs
Daily-Dosage-Range Drugs with Maximum Daily Allowance
Combination Drugs
Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight
Alternative Dosage Calculation Methods: Ratio-Proportion and Dimensional Analysis
Converting Using the Ratio-Proportion Method
Using Ratio-Proportion to Calculate Dosages
Using Dimensional Analysis to Calculate Dosages
Advanced Calculations
Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations
IV Solutions
Solutions Components
Solution Strength
Solution Additives
Calculating Components of IV Solutions When Expressed as a Percent
IV Sites
Monitoring IVs
Primary and Secondary IVs
Blood Administration Tubing
IV Flow Rate
Electronically-Regulated IVs
Calculating Flow Rates for Infusion Pumps in mL/h
Manually-Regulated IVs
Calculating Flow Rates for Manually-Regulated IVs in gtt/min
Formula Method
Shortcut Method
Adjusting IV Flow Rate
Intermittent IV Infusions
IV Piggybacks
Saline and Heparin IV Locks for IV Push Drugs
ADD-Vantage System
Calculating IV Infusion Time and Volume
Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations
Body Surface Area Method
BSA Formula
BSA Nomogram
BSA Dosage Calculations
Pediatric Volume Control Sets
Intermittent IV Medication Infusion via Volume Control Set
Minimal Dilutions for IV Medications
Calculation of Daily Volume for Maintenance Fluids
Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations
Calculating IV Dosages and Flow Rates Using Clinical Protocols
IV Heparin Protocol
IV Insulin Protocol
Insulin Overdose
Critical Care IV Calculations: Calculating Flow Rate of an IV Medication to Be Given over a Specified Time Period
IV Medication Ordered per Minute
IV Medication Ordered per Kilogram per Minute
Titrating IV Drugs
Verifying Safe IV Medication Dosage Recommended per Minute
Limiting Infusion Volumes
Essential Skills Evaluation: Posttest Answer Sheet
Comprehensive Skills Evaluation
Essential Skills Evaluation
Mathematics Diagnostic Evaluation
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Comprehensive Skills Evaluation
Study Guide
Apothecary System
Drug Label Index
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