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- Full title: Dosage Calculations, 5th Edition
- Edition: 5th
- Copyright year: 2022
- Publisher: Cengage Learning Canada Inc.
- Author: Gloria D. Pickar, EdD, RN, Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, Beth Swart, Myrna Davis, Janet O’Connell
- ISBN: 9780176912260, 9780176912345
- Format: PDF
Description of Dosage Calculations, 5th Edition:
Dosage Calculations, is the best-selling Dosage Calculation text in the Canadian market. This has been designed to help students or professionals who feel uncomfortable with mathematics and want to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. It features a three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations that nursing and other health care professionals prefer, along with a reader-friendly writing style and handy “work text” format. Color photos of actual medication labels and full-size syringes add realistic dimension to the readings, while the MindTap online resource provides tutorials, animations, gradable homework and more than 1,000 extra practice problems to help readers test their knowledge of the material.
Table of Contents of Dosage Calculations, 5th Edition PDF ebook:
CONTENTSPREFACEMATHEMATICS DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONSECTION 1 Mathematics ReviewCHAPTER 1: Fractions and DecimalsFractionsTypes of FractionsFractions at WorkComparing FractionsAddition and Subtraction of FractionsMultiplication and Division of FractionsDecimalsAddition and Subtraction of DecimalsMultiplication and Division of DecimalsRounding DecimalsCHAPTER 2: Ratios and PercentsRatiosPercentsComparing Percents and RatiosPercent MeasuresCHAPTER 3: Systems of MeasurementThe Metric System (International System of Units)Alternative Systems of MeasurementSpecial Classes of Units of MeasurementTime and Temperature ConversionsCHAPTER 4: Calculation Methods Used in Determining Drug DosagesMethod 1: Formula MethodMethod 2: Dimensional AnalysisMethod 3: Ratio and ProportionSECTION 1 SELF-EVALUATIONSECTION 2 Measurement Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug LabelsCHAPTER 5: Equipment Used in Dosage MeasurementOral AdministrationParenteral AdministrationCHAPTER 6: Interpreting Drug OrdersMedical AbbreviationsThe Drug OrderComputerized Medication Administration SystemsCHAPTER 7: Drug LabelsTrade and Generic NamesDosage StrengthFormDrug Delivery SystemsSupply DosageTotal Volume or QuantityAdministration RouteDirections For Mixing or ReconstitutingSpecial InstructionsName of The ManufacturerExpiry DateLot or Control NumberDrug Identification NumberNatural Product NumberBar Code SymbolsUnit- or Single-Dose LabelsCombination DrugsSupply Dosage Expressed as a Ratio or PercentageChecking LabelsSECTION 2 SELF-EVALUATIONSECTION 3 Drug Dosage CalculationsCHAPTER 8: Oral Dosages of DrugsTablets and CapsulesThree-Step Approach To Dosage CalculationsOral LiquidsCheck PointCHAPTER 9: Parenteral Dosages of DrugsInjectable SolutionsHigh-Alert Parenteral MedicationsInsulinCheck PointCHAPTER 10: Reconstitution of SolutionsSolution ComponentsReconstitution of Injectable Medications in Powder FormTypes of Reconstituted Parenteral SolutionsReconstituted Parenteral Solutions Used With Various RoutesReconstitution of Noninjectable SolutionsTopical Solutions/IrrigantsOral and Enteral FeedingsCHAPTER 11: Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body WeightAdministering Medications to ChildrenConverting Pounds to KilogramsBody Weight Method for Calculating Safe Pediatric DosagesCombination DrugsAdult Dosages Based on Body WeightBody Weight Dosage CalculationSECTION 3 SELF-EVALUATIONSECTION 4 Advanced CalculationsCHAPTER 12: INTRAVENOUS SOLUTIONS, EQUIPMENT, AND CALCULATIONSIV SolutionsCalculating Components of IV Solutions When Expressed as a PercentIV SitesMonitoring IVsPrimary and Secondary IVsBlood Administration TubingIV Flow RateElectronically Regulated IVsCalculating Flow Rates for Infusion Pumps in mL/hManually Regulated IVs (Gravity Infusions)Calculating Flow Rates for Manually Regulated IVs in gtt/minAdjusting IV Flow RateIntermittent IV InfusionsCalculating IV Infusion Time and VolumeCHAPTER 13: Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric CalculationsBody Surface Area MethodPediatric Volumetric Control SetsMinimal Dilutions for IV MedicationsCalculation of Daily Volume for Maintenance FluidsCHAPTER 14: Advanced Adult Intravenous CalculationsCalculating IV Dosages and Flow Rates Using Clinical ProtocolsIV Heparin Sodium ProtocolIV Insulin ProtocolCritical Care IV Calculations: Calculating the Flow Rate of an IV Medication to Be Given Over a SpecLimiting Infusion VolumesSECTION 4 SELF-EVALUATIONESSENTIAL SKILLS EVALUATIONCOMPREHENSIVE SKILLS EVALUATIONIndex