Math and Meds for Nurses

ISBN-10: 1401834566
ISBN-13: 9781401834562
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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List price: $132.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to succeed in today?s challenging health care environment. Allow Math and Meds for Nurses to equip you with the tools to understand calculation through utilization of the three major methods: formula, ratio & proportion, and dimensional analysis. The second edition covers a breadth of dosage calculation topics, from measuring systems to intravenous medications. Special VIP (very important principle) boxes also teach important safety consideration such as prevention of medication errors.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
How to Use This Bookp. xiv
How to Use the Practice Softwarep. xvi
Review of Basic Mathematics Related to Dosage Computationp. 1
Pretest in the Mathematics Involved in Dosage Computationp. 2
Answers to Pretestp. 7
Roman Numeralsp. 9
General Informationp. 9
Fractionsp. 13
General Informationp. 13
Proper and Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbersp. 18
Changing the Form of Fractionsp. 21
Finding the Least Common Denominatorp. 23
Adding and Subtracting Fractionsp. 26
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbersp. 30
Multiplying and Dividing Fractionsp. 34
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbersp. 37
Decimalsp. 41
General Informationp. 41
Changing the Form of Decimalsp. 43
Adding and Subtracting Decimalsp. 45
Multiplying and Dividing Decimalsp. 48
Converting Fractions to Decimals and Decimals to Fractionsp. 51
Percentsp. 54
General Informationp. 54
Converting Between Percents and Decimalsp. 55
Converting Between Percents and Fractionsp. 57
Determining Percentsp. 59
Ratiop. 62
General Informationp. 62
Proportionp. 67
General Informationp. 67
Solving for an Unknown Termp. 70
Posttest in the Mathematics Involved in Dosage Computationp. 73
Answers to Posttestp. 78
Systems of Measurementp. 81
Celsius (Centigrade) and Fahrenheit Temperature Scalesp. 82
General Informationp. 82
Converting Between Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scalesp. 83
The Household Systemp. 87
General Informationp. 87
The Apothecaries' Systemp. 90
General Informationp. 90
The Metric Systemp. 94
General Informationp. 94
Determining Equivalents and Converting Between the Systems of Measurementp. 99
General Informationp. 99
Converting Between the Measures of Weight in the Metric and Apothecaries' Systemsp. 100
Converting Between the Measures of Volume (Liquid) in the Metric and Apothecaries' Systemsp. 104
Converting Between the Metric or Apothecaries' System of Measurement and the Household Systemp. 106
Preparing for the Safe Administration of Medicationsp. 111
Abbreviations Used in Administering Medicationsp. 112
General Informationp. 112
Commonly Used Abbreviationsp. 113
Administering Medications and Interpreting Drug Labelsp. 117
General Informationp. 117
The Medication Labelp. 119
Oral and Parenteral Medicationsp. 127
Computing Oral Medicationsp. 128
General Informationp. 128
Oral Medicationsp. 129
Ratio and Proportion Reviewp. 129
Setting Up the Proportionp. 130
Computing Parenteral Medicationsp. 145
General Informationp. 145
Setting Up the Proportionp. 147
Premixed Parenteral Medicationsp. 147
Reconstitution of Powdered Parenteral Medicationp. 156
Special Parenteral Medicationsp. 167
Heparinp. 167
Insulinp. 170
Intravenous Fluids and Medicationsp. 197
Intravenous Fluid Therapy and Computing Flow Ratesp. 198
Common Abbreviations for Intravenous Solutionsp. 198
General Informationp. 199
Percentage Strength of Solutionsp. 201
Infusion Setsp. 202
Flow Rate and Drop Factorp. 204
Determining Total Infusion Timep. 209
Manual and Electronic Infusion Delivery Devicesp. 210
Computing Intravenous Medicationsp. 218
General Informationp. 218
Intravenous Medicationsp. 219
Intravenous Medications for Adults in Special Situationsp. 236
General Informationp. 236
Weight-Based Medications (including Heparin)p. 237
Medication Dosage Based on Body Surface Areap. 240
Critical Care Intravenous Medications and Titrationp. 243
Medication Dosages for Infants and Childrenp. 253
Computing Dosage for Infants and Childrenp. 254
General Informationp. 255
Calculation of Dosage Using the Body Weight Methodp. 255
Calculation of Dosage Using the Body Surface Area (BSA) Methodp. 258
Determining Estimated Safe Dosages Based on Body Surface Areap. 260
Alternative Methods of Calculating Dosagesp. 267
Using the Formula Methodp. 268
General Informationp. 268
Setting Up the Formulap. 268
Using Dimensional Analysisp. 277
General Informationp. 277
Setting Up the Dimensional Equationp. 277
Application and Reviewp. 285
Medication Orders and Medication Records Applied to Clinical Situationsp. 286
General Informationp. 286
Application to Clinical Situationsp. 308
Errors in the Administration of Medicationsp. 346
Posttest in Computation of Drugs and Solutionsp. 251
Answers to Posttestp. 361
Solutions for Self-Evaluation and Review Setsp. 365
Indexp. 401
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