For fundamentals of nursing, veterinary, or pharmacy courses covering dosage calculation.
This text introduces all three of today’s leading methods of dosage calculation: Dimensional Analysis, Ratio & Proportion, and Formula. It walks step-by-step through solving dosage problems utilizing all three methods, often comparing multiple approaches to solving the same problem side-by-side. Instructors can choose their preferred method, and students can become expert with all three, ultimately choosing the approach they find most efficient. Unit I offers a diagnostic arithmetic test, reviews basic math skills, presents essentials of medication administration, and offers an easy, common sense introduction to dimensional analysis. Next, the text introduces essential metric and household medication systems and conversions. Then, building on these foundations, the text offers in-depth coverage of calculating oral, parenteral, intravenous, and enteral dosages, including flow rates, titrating IV medications, pediatric dosages, and daily fluid maintenance.
Table of Contents
Unit 1. Basic Calculation Skills and Introduction to Medication Administration
1. Review of Arithmetic for Dosage Calculations
2. Safe and Accurate Drug Administration
3. Dimensional Analysis and Ratio & Proportion
Unit 2. Systems of Measurement
4. The Household and Metric Systems
5. Converting from One System of Measurement to Another
Unit 3. Oral and Parenteral Medications
6. Oral Medications
9. Parenteral Medications
Unit 4. Infusions and Pediatric Dosages
10. Flow Rates and Durations of Enteral and Intravenous Infusions
11. Flow Rates and Dosage Rates for Intravenous Medications
12. Pediatric Dosages
Appendix A Answer Section
Appendix B ISMP Tall Man Lettering List
Appendix C Commonly Used Abbreviations
Appendix D Units of Measurement in the Household and Metric Systems
Appendix E Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Conversion
Appendix F Diluting Stock Solutions
Appendix G Apothecary System
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