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Henke's Med-Math Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration

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ISBN-10: 0781762642

ISBN-13: 9780781762649

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Grace Henke, Grace Henke

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Now in its fifth edition, this renowned text continues to serve the nursing student and practicing nurse by effectively teaching dosage calculation methods. Features include self-tests with answers and proficiency tests featured at the end of each chapter.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Arithmetic Needed for Dosage
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Dividing Whole Numbers
Types of Fractions
Multiplying Fractions
Dividing Fractions
Changing Fractions to Decimals
Reading Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Clearing the Divisor of Decimal Points
Rounding Off Decimals
Comparing the Value of Decimals
Percents That Are Whole Numbers
Percents That Are Decimals
Percents That Are Fractions
Ratio and Proportion
Solving Proportions With an Unknown
Proportions Expressed as Decimals
Proportions Expressed as Two Ratios Separated by Colons
Ratio and Proportion in Dosage
Answers to Self Tests
Interpreting the Language of Prescriptions
Time of Administration of Drugs
Military Time: The 24-Hour Clock
Routes of Administration
Metric and SI Abbreviations
Apothecary Abbreviations
Household Abbreviations
Terms and Abbreviations for Drug Preparations
Answers to Self Tests
Drug Labels and Packaging
Drug Labels
Drug Packaging
Unit-Dose Packaging
Multidose Packaging
Answers to Self Tests
Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems of Measurement
Metric System
Measures of Weight
Weight Equivalents
Converting Solid Equivalents
Apothecary System
Apothecary Abbreviations
Solid Apothecary Measure-The Grain
Solid Equivalents-Apothecary and Metric
Household System
Household Measures
Metric Liquid Measures
Liquid Apothecary Measures
Conversions Among Liquid Measures
Answers to Self Tests
Drug Preparations and Equipment to Measure Doses
Drug Preparations
Oral Route
Parenteral Route
Topical Route
Equipment to Measure Doses
Medicine Cup
Rounding Off Numbers in Liquid Dosage Answers
Needles for Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Injections
Answers to Self Tests
Calculation of Oral Medications- Solids and Liquids
Proportion Expressed as Two Fractions
Proportion Expressed as Two Ratios
Formula Method
Oral Solids
Application of the Rule for Oral Solids
Formula Method: Clearing Decimals
Special Types of Oral Solid Orders
Oral Liquids
Application of the Rule for Oral Liquids
Special Types of Oral Liquid Orders
Mental Drill for Oral Solid and Liquid Problems
Answers to Self Tests
Liquids for Injection
Calculating Injection Problems
3-mL Syringe
1-mL Precision Syringe
Special Types of Problems in Injections from a Liquid
When Supply Is a Ratio
When Supply Is a Percent
Insulin Injections
Types of Insulin
Types of Insulin Syringes
Preparing an Injection Using an Insulin Syringe
Mixing Two Insulins in One Syringe
Injections from Powders
Application of the Rule for Injections from Powders
Distinctive Features of Injections from Powders
Where to Find Information About Reconstitution of Powders
Critical Thinking: Test Your Clinical Savvy
Answers to Self Tests
Calculation of Basic IV Drip Rates
Types of Intravenous Fluids
Kinds of Intravenous Drip Factors
Infusion Pumps
Labeling IVs
Calculating Basic IV Drip Rates
Application of the Rule
Determining Hours an IV Will Run
Choosing the Infusion Set
Need for Continuous Observation
Adding Medications to IVs
Medications Ordered Over Several Hours
Medications for Intermittent Intravenous Administration
Admixture IVs
Changing the Intravenous Drip Rate
Recording Intake
Answers to Self Tests
Special Types of Intravenous Calculations
Medications Ordered in Units/hr or mg/hr
Units/hr-Rule and Calculation
mg/hr, g/hr-Rule and Calculation
mg/min-Rule and Calculation
Medications Ordered in mcg/min, mcg/kg/min, or Milliunits/min
mcg/min-Rule and Calculations
mcg/kg/min-Rule and Calculation
Milliunits/min-Rule and Calculation
Body Surface Nomogram
m[superscript 2]-Rule and Calculation
Patient-Controlled Analgesia
Critical Thinking: Test Your Clinical Savvy
Answers to Self Tests
Dosage Problems for Infants and Children
Dosage Based on mg/kg and Body Surface Area
Converting Ounces to Pounds
Converting Pounds to Kilograms
Steps and Rule-mg/kg Body Weight
Determining BSA in m[superscript 2]
Steps and Rule-m[superscript 2] Medication Orders
Administering Intravenous Medications
General Guidelines for Continuous IV Medications
Critical Thinking: Test Your Clinical Savvy
Answers to Self Tests
Dimensional Analysis
Oral Solid Medication Equation and Calculation
Oral Liquid Medication Equation and Calculation
Parenteral Liquid Medication Equation and Calculation
Insulin Equation and Calculation
Dimensional Analysis Method With Equivalency Conversions
Dimensional Analysis Method With Weight-Based Calculations
Calculation of Medications Based on BSA
Dimensional Analysis Method With Reconstitution of Medications
Dimensional Analysis Method With Calculation of Intravenous Fluids
Dimensional Analysis Method With Advanced Intravenous Calculations
Calculating mL/hr
Calculating mg/hr or Units/hr
Calculating mL/hr for Drugs Ordered in mg or mcg/min
Calculating mL/hr for Drugs Ordered in mcg/kg/min
Answers to Self Tests
Information Basic to Administering Drugs
Drug Knowledge
Generic and Trade Names
Pregnancy Category
Dosage and Route
Side and Adverse Effects
Contraindications and Precautions
Interactions and Incompatibilities
Nursing Implications
Signs of Effectiveness
Patient Teaching
Legal Considerations
Criminal Law
Civil Law
Ethical Principles in Drug Administration
Specific Points That May Be Helpful in Giving Medications
Three Checks and Five Rights
Medication Orders
Knowledge Base
Medication Safety
Oral Medications-Tablets and Capsules
Liquid Medications
Giving Medications
Error in Medication
Critical Thinking: Test Your Clinical Savvy
Answers to Self Tests
Administration Procedures
Universal or Standard Precautions Applied to Administration of Medications
General Safeguards in Administering Medications
Systems of Administration
Ticket System
Mobile Cart System
Computer Printouts
Routes of Administration
Oral Route
Parenteral Route
Administering Injections
Application to Skin and Mucous Membrane
Special Considerations
Neonatal and Pediatric Considerations
Geriatric Considerations
Critical Thinking: Test Your Clinical Savvy
Answers to Self Tests
Proficiency Test Answers