# Ratio & Proportion Dosage Calculations, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

Published Date: Feb 22, 2013

## Description

For courses covering dosage calculation, pharmacology, fundamentals, pediatrics, and critical care.

RATIO & PROPORTION DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 2/e offers an exceptional solution for instructors using the ratio and proportions method of dosage calculations. Streamlined in this edition, it walks readers step-by-step through solving dosage problems using this time-tested technique. Unit I provides a firm foundation with a diagnostic arithmetic test, review of basic math skills, and basic concepts in medication administration. Unit II addresses systems of measurement—including metric and household medication systems and conversions. Unit III and Unit IV delve into calculating oral and parenteral medications, solutions, infusions, flow rates, pediatric dosages, and daily fluid maintenance. More than just math skills, this is an introduction to the professional context of safe drug administration.

UNIT I: BASIC CALCULATION SKILLS AND INTRODUCTION TO MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

1.      Review of Arithmetic for Dosage Calculations

2.      Safe and Accurate Drug Administration

3.      Ratio & Proportion

UNIT II: SYSTEMS OF MEASUREMENT

4.      The Household and Metric Systems

5.      Converting from One System of Measurement to Another

UNIT III: ORAL AND PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS

6.      Oral Medications

7.      Syringes

8.      Solutions

9.      Parental Medications

UNIT IV: 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

COMPREHENSIVE SELF-TESTS

APPENDICES:

Appendix B: FDA and ISMP Lists of Look-Alike Drug Names with Recommended Tall Man Letters

Appendix C: Commonly Used Abbreviations

Appendix D: Units of measurement in Metric and Household Systems

Appendix E: Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Conversions

Appendix F: Diluting Stock Solutions

Appendix G: Apothecary System

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Ratio & Proportion Dosage Calculations, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition
Format: Safari Book

\$34.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-310732-6