Dosage Calculations

ISBN-10: 0766862860

ISBN-13: 9780766862869

Edition: 7th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Gloria D. Pickar

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This perennial best seller has set the standard for dosage calculations. This formula method text contains more practice questions than any competitor; full color labels; equipment; pediatric dosages; and even advanced calculations. New to this edition are a more streamlined presentation; new drug labels; smaller doses for pediatric calculations; and an interactive CD-ROM with improved functionality
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Book details

List price: $156.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 8/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Introduction to the Learner
Using This Book
Mathematics Review
Mathematics Diagnostic Evaluation
Fractions and Decimals
Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion
Ratios and Percents
Solving Simple Equations for "X"
Ratio-Proportion: Cross-Multiplying to Solve for "X"
Finding the Percentage of a Quantity
Section 1 Self-Evaluation
Measurement Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug Labels
Systems of Measurement
The Metric System
The Apothecary and Household Systems
Other Common Drug Measurements: Units and Milliequivalents
Critical Thinking Skills
Conversions: Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems
Converting from One Unit to Another Using the Conversion Factor Method
Converting Within the Metric System Using the Conversion Factor Method
Converting Between Systems of Measurement Using the Conversion Factor Method
Converting Using the Ratio-Proportion Method
Critical Thinking Skills
Conversions for Other Clinical Applications: Time and Temperature
Converting Between Traditional and International Time
Converting Between Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature
Critical Thinking Skills
Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement
Oral Administration
Parenteral Administration
Critical Thinking Skills
Interpreting Drug Orders
Medical Abbreviations
The Drug Order
Computerized Medication Administration Systems
Critical Thinking Skills
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 Contol Number
National Drug Code (NDC)
Bar Code Symbols
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and National Formulary (NF)
Unit- and Single-Dose Labels
Combination Drugs
Supply Dosage Expressed as a Ratio or Percent
Checking Labels
Critical Thinking Skills
Section 2 Self-Evaluation
Drug Dosage Calculations
Oral Dosage of Drugs
Tablets and Capsules
Three-Step Approach to Dosage Calculations
Oral Liquids
Critical Thinking Skills
Parenteral Dosage of Drugs
Injectable Solutions
Critical Thinking Skills
Reconstitution of Solutions
Solution Properties
Reconstitution of Injectable Medications in Powder Form
Types of Reconstituted Parenteral Solutions
Reconstituted Parenteral Solutions with Various Routes
Reconstitution of Noninjectable Solutions
Topical Solutions/Irrigants
Oral and Enteral Feedings
Critical Thinking Skills
Using Ratio-Proportion to Calculate Dosages
Critical Thinking Skills
Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight
Administering Medications to Children
Converting Pounds to Kilograms
Body Weight Method for Calculating Safe Pediatric Dosage
Combination Drugs
Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight
Body Weight Dosage Calcuation Worksheet
Critical Thinking Skills
Section 3 Self-Evaluation
Advanced Calculations
Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations
IV Solutions
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 Electronic Regulators in mL/h
Manually Regulated IVs
Calculating Flow Rates for Manually Regulated IVs in gtt/min
Adjusting IV Flow Rate
Intermittent IV Infusions
Calculating IV Infusion Time
Calculating IV Fluid Volume
Critical Thinking Skills
Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations
Body Surface Area Method
Pediatric Volume Control Sets
Preparing Pediatric IVs
Minimal Dilutions for IV Medications
Calculation of Daily Volume for Maintenance Fluids
Critical Thinking Skills
Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations
IV Heparin
Critical Care IV Calculations: Calculating Flow Rate of an IV Medication to be Given Over a Specified Time Period
Limiting Infusion Volumes
Critical Thinking Skills
Section 4 Self-Evaluation
Essential Skills Evaluation
Comprehensive Skills Evaluation
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