Drug Calculations Process and Problems for Clinical Practice

ISBN-10: 0323045766

ISBN-13: 9780323045766

Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Meta Brown, Joyce L. Mulholland

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Drug Calculations: Process and Problems for Clinical Practice covers the ratio and proportion method of drug calculations. In response to the growing preference of the dimensional analysis method, there is also a chapter covering this method. Drug Calculations is useful for refresher courses, practicing nurses in specialty areas, distance-learning students, and nursing students who pursue independent study. Content is presented from simple to complex and follows a step-by-step format for each problem and includes a unique proof step in the answer key, which ensures that students understand each calculation, and provides a way to double-check answers. Ratio and proportion method used throughout to present a logical, accurate, and consistent method of calculation. UNIQUE! Step-by-step format of problems include a proof step in the answer key to ensure the student understands the calculation and provides a way to double-check answers. Clinical Alerts integrated throughout book warn students about potential and common drug dosage and calculation errors. Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each chapter include various patient scenarios require students to integrate computation and analytical skills to emphasize patient safety concepts. They are designed to stimulate investigation, problem-solving, and creative diverse solutions by students. Chapters begin with Objectives to help students focus on what they should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. Chapter Introductions provide general discussion of content and helps focus students and prepare them for learning. Worksheets with a series of practice problems follow each section proceeding from a simple to complex format providing the practice students need to master math calculations. Multiple-Choice Worksheets give the student the opportunity to use critical thinking skills to analyze possible answers, discard incorrect responses and select the correct answer. Chapter Finals help students to measure their knowledge of content covered. Clear, concise explanations throughout that include Examples to ensure student comprehension. Pertinent content is highlighted through the use of Rules, Steps, and Remembers making information easy to find and use. A Comprehensive Final and a Multiple-Choice Final are provided at end of the book allow students to evaluate their overall learning of drug calculations. Full-color drug labels and equipment illustrations continue to provide a more realistic representation of medication administration. NEW! Current guidelines from The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) have been incorporated. NEW! Over 150 additional practice problems have been added throughout the text. NEW! Chapter 3, Safe Medication Administration, has been revised to include a section with critical abbreviations quizzes and a comprehensive summary of safe medication practices. NEW! Chapter 9, Insulin has included four new Worksheets on insulin dosages based on carbohydrate intake and weight. It also includes the new insulin products currently on the market. NEW! Updated drug labels and equipment photos have been included; reflecting the latest drugs and technology used in the market.
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List price: $61.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

General Mathematics Self-Assessment
General Mathematics
Ratio and Proportion
Safe Medication Administration
Drug Measurements and Dose Calculations
Medications from Powders and Crystals: Oral and Intramuscular
Basic Intravenous Calculations
Advanced Intravenous Calculations
Parenteral Nutrition
Childrens Dosages
Dimensional Analysis Multiple-Choice Final
Comprehensive Final
Answer Key
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