Dimensional Analysis for Meds

ISBN-10: 1401878016
ISBN-13: 9781401878016
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Discover the latest from best selling author Anna M. Curren! Add a dimension to your knowledge. With Curren?s Dimensional Analysis for Meds, Third Edition, you find out just how easy it can be to calculate dosages correctly. No prior knowledge of  More...

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List price: $182.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Discover the latest from best selling author Anna M. Curren! Add a dimension to your knowledge. With Curren?s Dimensional Analysis for Meds, Third Edition, you find out just how easy it can be to calculate dosages correctly. No prior knowledge of calculation is necessary, as a building-block organization is employed to cover basic facts and tips regarding drug measures, reading medication labels, and syringe calibrations. Once competency is established, more complex concepts are presented, such as intravenous and pediatric calculations, as well as numerous opportunities to practice your new skills. A conversational style accompanies this effective learning progression, revealing Dimensional Analysis for Meds as simply the most effective tool for learning dosage calculations.

Anna Curren has been writing inspired clinical textbooks for more than 40 years. A nurse and former Associate Professor at California's Long Beach City College, she first wrote this text when the one she was using bore no resemblance to her students' clinical needs. Her graduate degree in instructional design, along with many student and instructor reviews, helped her create what is now the most adopted text on the subject. Also a successful entrepreneur, Ms. Curren founded Wallcur, Inc., a company which produces instructional products, including Injecta-Pad, Practi-Amp, Practi-Insulin Training Pack, and other learning resources. Ms. Curren also wrote the best-selling Dimensional Analysis For Meds, also by Cengage Learning.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Directions to the Student
Refresher Math Pre-Test
Refresher Math
Relative Value, Addition, and Subtraction of Decimals
Relative Value of Decimals
Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Summary
Summary Self Test
Multiplication and Division of Decimals
Multiplication of Decimals
Division of Decimals
Elimination of Decimal Points
Reduction of Fractions
Reduction of Numbers Ending in Zero
Expressing to the Nearest Tenth
Expressing to the Nearest Hundredth
Summary
Summary Self Test
Solving Common Fraction Equations
Whole Number Equations
Decimal Fraction Equations
Multiple Number Equations
Summary
Summary Self Test
Introduction to Drug Measures
Metric, International (SI) System
Basic Units of the Metric/SI System
Metric/SI Prefixes
Metric/SI Abbreviations
Variations of Metric/SI Abbreviations
Metric/SI Notation Rules
Conversion Between Metric/SI Units
Common Errors in Metric/SI Dosages
Summary
Summary Self Test
Additional Drug Measures: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, Apothecary, Household
International Units (U)
Percentage (%) Measures
Milliequivalent (mEq) Measures
Ratio Measures
Apothecary and Household Measures
Apothecary/Household Notations
Apothecary/Household to Metric/SI Equivalents Table
The Apothecary/Metric Conversion Clock
Summary
Summary Self Test
Reading Medication Labels and Syringe Calibrations
Reading Oral Medication Labels
Tablet and Capsule Labels
Tablet/Capsule Dosage Calculation
Oral Solution Labels
Measurement of Oral Solutions
Summary
Summary Self Test
Hypodermic Syringe Measurement
Standard 3 cc Syringe
Safety Syringes
Tuberculin Syringe
Tubex and Carpuject Cartridges
5, 6, 10, and 12 cc Syringes
20 cc and Larger Syringes
Summary
Summary Self Test
Reading Parenteral Medication Labels
Reading Metric/SI Solution Labels
Percent (%) and Ratio Solution Labels
Solutions Measured in International Units (U)
Solutions Measured as Milliequivalents (mEq)
Summary
Summary Self Test
Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
Reconstitution of a Single Strength Solution
Reconstitution of Multiple Strength Solutions
Reconstitution from Package Insert Directions
Summary
Summary Self Test
Measuring Insulin Dosages
Types of Insulin
U-100 Insulin and Syringes
Lo-Dose Syringes
1 cc Capacity Syringes
Combining Insulin Dosages
Summary
Summary Self Test
Medication Administration Systems
Medication Administration Records
Medication Record 1
Medication Record 2
Medication Record 3
Medication Record 4
Summary
Medication Card Administration
Reading Medication Cards
Summary
Summary Self Test
Dosage Calculation Using Dimensional Analysis
Dosage Calculation Using Dimensional Analysis
The Basic DA Equation
Equations Requiring Metric Conversions
Summary
Summary Self Test
Dosage Calculation from Body Weight and Body Surface Area
Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight
Converting lb to kg
Converting kg to lb
Calculating Dosages from Drug Label Information
Calculating Dosages from Drug Literature
Summary
Summary Self Test
Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area
Calculating BSA from kg and cm
Calculating BSA from lb and in
Dosage Calculation Based on BSA
Assessing Orders Based on BSA
Summary
Summary Self Test
Intravenous Calculations
Introduction to IV Therapy
Primary Line
Secondary Line
Volume Controlled Burettes
Indwelling Infusion Ports/Intermittent Locks
Electronic Infusion Devices (EID's)
Electronic Rate Controllers
Volumetric Pumps
Horizon Nxt[superscript TM] Pump
Syringe Pumps
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Devices
Introduction to IV Fluids
Determining Percentages in IV Fluids
Parenteral Nutrition
IV Medication Guidelines/Protocols
Summary
Summary Self Test
IV Flow Rate Calculation
IV Tubing Calibration
Small Volume gtt/min Calculation
Large Volume gtt/min Calculation from mL/hr Ordered
Division Factor Method of Calculation
Regulating Flow Rate
Correcting Off-Schedule Rates
Summary
Summary Self Test
Calculating IV Infusion and Completion Times
Calculating from Volume and Hourly Rate Ordered
Calculating Large Volume Infusion Time from gtt/min, Volume, and Set Calibration
Calculating Small Volume Infusion Time from gtt/min, Volume, and Set Calibration
Determining Infusion Completion Time
Labeling Solution Bags/Bottles with Infusion Time
Summary
Summary Self Test
IV Medication and Titration Calculations
Calculating mL/hr Rate from Dosage Ordered
Calculating gtt/min Rate from Dosage Ordered
Calculating mL/hr Rate from Dosage per kg Ordered
Calculating Dosage Infusing from Flow Rate
Titration of Infusions
Summary
Summary Self Test
Heparin Infusion Calculations
Calculating mL/hr Flow Rate from U/hr Ordered
Calculating gtt/min Flow Rate from U/hr Ordered
Calculating U/hr Infusing from mL/hr Infusing
Calculating U/hr Infusing from Solution Strength, Set Calibration, and gtt/min Rate
Reading Heparin Labels and Preparing IV Solutions
Summary
Summary Self Test
Pediatric Medication Calculations
Pediatric Oral and Parenteral Medications
Oral Medications
IM and s.c. Medications
Summary
Summary Self Test
Pediatric Intravenous Medications
Methods of IV Medication Administration
Medication Administration via Burette
Comparing IV Dosages Ordered with Protocols
Summary
Summary Self Test
Index

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