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Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy

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2015-11-6
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  • Description
    Calculate correct dosages with safety and confidence, with the easy-to-follow nursing expertise of Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! 5th edition . This fully illustrated guide offers the complete how-to on calculating dosages for all drug forms and administration routes, with numerous practice exercises and seasoned guidance on interpreting drug orders accurately. Understand class materials more fully, get ready for the NCLEX or certification exam, or refresh your calculation skills with this enjoyable, colorful text.
    Your Incredible Easy editors know from experience that learning the basics isn't always easy so you'll find full coverage of topics including:
    o math basics such as fractions, decimals, and percentages
    o measurement systems and conversions
    o calculating oral, topical, liquid, and rectal drug dosages
    o calculating parenteral injections and IV infusions
    o calculating pediatric, obstetric, and critical care dosages
    o recording drug administration
    An easy-reference format with clearly worded, bulleted content demonstrated with numerous photos, illustrations, and diagrams will give you step-by-step direction on:
    o calculating dosages of all kinds o starting an infusion, including IV guidelines
    o choosing administration equipment
    o dealing with poor handwriting
    o understanding medication labels and drug Abbreviations
    o avoiding common drug errors
    Plus, you'll get all of the learning aids, tips, and tricks that nurses have come to expect from the books in the Incredibly Easy series:
    • Full-color inserts include: improving patient safety by using infusion devices; the anatomy of a medication label
    • Appendices include: multiple choice Q&A; drug therapy conversions chart; dosage calculation formulas table; glossary with key terms and definitions
    • Before you give that drug! – Crucial advice on avoiding medication errors
    • Advice from the experts – Tips on ensuring accurate dosages
    • For math phobics only – Hints, tips, and drawings to help you dissolve math obstacles
    • Dosage drill - Real-life clinical dosage situations to practice your calculation skills on
    • Memory jogger - Fortifies content with easy-to-remember tips and formulas
    • Quick quiz - Questions with answers/explanations at end of every chapter to help you remember vital points
  • Specs
    Edition
    5
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781496308375
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Trim Size
    7 x 9
    Pages
    392
    Table
    25
    Series
    Incredibly Easy! Series®
    Edition
    5
    Publication Date
    November 6, 2015
    Weight
    1.30
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Table of contents
    Contents

    Part I Math basics
    1 Fractions
    Carol Lee Cherry, MSN, CNE

    2 Decimals and percentages
    MaryAnn Edelman, RN, MS, CNS

    3 Ratios, fractions, proportions, and solving for X
    Carol Lee Cherry, MSN, CNE

    4 Dimensional analysis
    MaryAnn Edelman, RN, MS, CNS

    Part II Measurement systems
    5 Metric system
    Lisa Benson, MSN

    6 Alternative measurement systems
    Lisa Benson, MSN

    Part III Recording drug administration
    7 Drug orders
    Donna Blair, RN, RAC-CT, WCC

    8 Administration records

    Donna Blair, RN, RAC-CT, WCC

    9 Preventing drug errors
    Nancy J. Cichra, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

    Part IV Oral, topical, and rectal drugs
    10 Calculating oral drug dosages
    Nancy J. Cichra, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

    11 Calculating topical and rectal drug dosages
    Jacqueline Sue Inman, MSN, RNC-OB

    Part V Parenteral administration
    12 Calculating parenteral injections
    Jacqueline Sue Inman, MSN, RNC-OB

    13 Calculating I.V. infusions
    DeLaina A. McCane MSN, RN, CLC
    Part VI Special calculations
    14 Calculating pediatric dosages
    Sarah Wallace, MSN, CPN

    15 Calculating obstetric drug dosages
    Cheryl L. DeGraw, RN, MSN, CRNP

    16 Calculating critical care dosages
    DeLaina A. McCane MSN, RN, CLC

    Appendices and index
    Practice makes perfect
    Drug therapy conversions
    Dosage calculation formulas
    Glossary
    Index
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