Math for Nurses

Math for Nurses Author Mary Jo Boyer
ISBN-10 0781763355
Year 2009
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Now in its Seventh Edition, this pocket guide is a compact, portable, easy-to-use reference for dosage calculation and drug administration. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Coverage includes review of mathematics, measurement systems, and a comprehensive section on dosage calculations. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students' application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies Author Richard Snyder
ISBN-10 9781118055885
Year 2011-05-09
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.

Calculating Drug Dosages

Calculating Drug Dosages Author Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo
ISBN-10 0803624972
Year 2012
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher F A Davis Company
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Summary: Designed for nursing students, the CD-ROM contains thirteen modules developed to address most common math concepts used in nursing practice.

Dosage Calculations

Dosage Calculations Author Gloria D. Pickar
ISBN-10 9780176502591
Year 2011-07-01
Pages 538
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations. This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.

Calculation of Drug Dosages

Calculation of Drug Dosages Author Sheila J. Ogden
ISBN-10 0323310699
Year 2015-01-30
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Mosby
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Known for its textbook/workbook format, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 10th Edition makes it easy to master the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your math skills, and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any inexperience or weaknesses you may have. Written by nursing experts Sheila Ogden and Linda Fluharty, this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Over 1,800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge. Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. 25 flash cards on Evolve contain abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book, allowing you to study at your own pace. UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market. NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included, and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix. NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy Author Springhouse
ISBN-10 1582551340
Year 2001
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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This entertaining guide is now more fun, more up-to-date, and even easier to use -- an indispensable resource for nurses who want to take the stress out of dosage calculations. New to this edition are a chapter on dimensional analysis; numerous lighthearted learning aids called "Cheat Sheets"; and "Practice Makes Perfect" -- case study questions and answers that let nurses assess their progress. Contents include math basics; measurement systems; drug orders and administration records; calculating oral, topical, and rectal drug dosages; calculating parenteral injections and I.V. infusions; and calculating pediatric, obstetric, and critical care dosages.

Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies UK

Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies   UK Author Claire Boyd
ISBN-10 9781119114406
Year 2015-12-21
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The fast and easy way to pass the Nursing Calculations test Is the maths behind the medicine making you maudlin over taking your Nursing Calculations test? You've come to the right place! Written by a nurse with countless hours of experience—and who trains other nurses every day—this plain-English, no-nonsense guide to nursing calculations and IV therapy makes it easier to come to grips with the numbers and formulas you'll encounter on the day of the exam—and in the field. Many students and practising nurses struggle with mathematics. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible. From fractions, percentages, and proportions to pills, fluids, and prescriptions, Nursing Calculations & IV Therapy For Dummies UK edition offers detailed advice and instruction on everything you need to know to pass the exam with flying colours. Hundreds of practise questions help you learn and revise Clear explanations and lack of jargon make learning easy Observation charts and extra content are available for download upon purchase Combines nursing calculations and IV therapy to offer excellent value Whether you're a student revising for the Nursing Calculations test, a newly qualified nurse looking to brush up on your maths skills, or a member of a medical staff who's been asked to take on nursing duties, this friendly and accessible guide makes maths less menacing.

Dosage Calculations

Dosage Calculations Author Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN-10 0781783070
Year 2009
Pages 243
Language en
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers master dosage calculations with ease. A perfect companion to Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun. Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential calculation information including math basics, measurement systems, recording drug administration, oral, topical, and rectal drugs, parenteral drugs, I.V. infusions, and special calculations. Readers maneuver through practice exercises that assess learning, encourage comprehension and retention, and provide a little laughter. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.

Drug Calculations for Nurses 4th Edition

Drug Calculations for Nurses  4th Edition Author Robert Lapham
ISBN-10 9781482248463
Year 2015-05-21
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Medical Dosage CalculationsA Dimensional Analysis Approach

Medical Dosage CalculationsA Dimensional Analysis Approach Author June L. Olsen Emeritus, RN, MS
ISBN-10 9780133978018
Year 2015-06-12
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Pearson
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in medical dosage calculation in departments of nursing, pharmacy, pre-med, pre-dental, and other health disciplines; and for courses covering dosage calculation in other programs, such as pharmacology, pediatrics and critical care. The complete and user-friendly guide to safe drug dosage calculation Fully revised for current practices and medication, Medical Dosage Calculations remains the field’s most complete, user-friendly and accessible drug calculation text and workbook. Using the dimensional analysis format it pioneered, students begin with simple arithmetic, progressing to the most complex drug calculations. As they develop mathematical skills for accurate dosage calculations, they also gain a thorough professional understanding of safe drug administration. Compared with competitors, our text contains deeper, more realistic problems, incorporating actual dosages and requiring real critical thinking.

Dosage Calculations Demystified

Dosage Calculations Demystified Author Jim Keogh
ISBN-10 9780071602853
Year 2008-12-14
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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More than 100,000 nursing students must pass a series of dosage calculation exams annually in their regular courses Part of the popular Demystified series which has sold more than one million copies

Calculation of Drug Dosages

Calculation of Drug Dosages Author Sheila J. Ogden
ISBN-10 9780323393669
Year 2015-01-29
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Known for its textbook/workbook format, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 10th Edition makes it easy to master the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your math skills, and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any inexperience or weaknesses you may have. Written by nursing experts Sheila Ogden and Linda Fluharty, this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Over 1,800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge. Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. 25 flash cards on Evolve contain abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book, allowing you to study at your own pace. UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market. NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included, and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix. NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.

Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified Second Edition

Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified  Second Edition Author Jim Keogh
ISBN-10 9780071849692
Year 2015-06-22
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The Demystified way to master dosage calculations and related basic math Written by a graduate nurse instructor and bestselling author, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified, Second Edition covers medication orders and medication labels and explains how to calculate doses using the formula method and the ratio-proportion method. Readers will get details on I.V. calculations, pediatric doses, and enteral tube feeding. The book also covers dosage calculations for commonly prescribed drugs, including Heparin and dopamine. Hundreds of examples make it easy to understand the material, and NCLEX-style practice questions help reinforce learning. Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is made more valuable by a concise review of basic math skills essential for daily practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is the fun, fast, and effective way to learn this vital nursing skill. Includes coverage of I.V. therapy Measurements in SI units for international appeal A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Understanding Pharmacology

Understanding Pharmacology Author M. Linda Workman
ISBN-10 9781455739769
Year 2015-11-25
Pages 532
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Pharmacology can be difficult. But with the right text, understanding drugs and how they work doesn't have to be! Using easy-to-follow language and engaging learning tools - like Memory Joggers, Clinical Pitfalls, Do Not Confuse, and Drug Alerts - the second edition of Understanding Pharmacology: Essentials for Medication Safety helps readers really understand how drugs work. In addition to the popular critical thinking activities from the first edition, the second edition also includes more chapter review questions, updated content, and a new organization that centers on the different body systems. For students who have a limited background in the sciences and want complete preparation for licensure exams and clinical practice, there is no better choice than Understanding Pharmacology, 2nd Edition! Entire unit reviewing math, weights and measures, and dosage calculation minimizes readers' anxiety and promotes medication safety. Clever, easy-to-recognize margin icons help visual learners remember essential side effects of drugs. Simplified heading structure replaces intimidating terminology (i.e. pharmacokinetics) with simplified language (How These Drugs Work) to increase understanding of concepts. Drug Alert!, Do-Not-Confuse, and Clinical Pitfall boxes highlight important tips for safe medication administration. Memory Jogger boxes help readers remember important drug information. Get Ready for Practice sections at the end of each chapter include key points, chapter review questions, and critical thinking activities to reinforce learning. 10th grade reading level uses straightforward, everyday language to really enhance readers' understanding of pharmacology concepts. Incorporation of adult learning theory features both a simple to complex organization of material along with answers to why readers need to learn something. NEW! Body system organization helps readers better understand drugs that are specific to particular body systems. NEW! More chapter review questions have been added to the text. All review questions are now organized into one of two categories: Test Yourself on the Basics and Test Yourself on Advanced Concepts.