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Nursing Calculations : 8th Edition - John D. Gatford

Nursing Calculations

8th Edition


Published: 18th March 2011
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This best-selling book enables nursing students to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly. It begins with a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in basic arithmetic and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them. Examples are drawn from everyday clinical practice with graded exercises and answers. The content covers: administering injections, tablets and mixtures; intravenous infusions; and, administering safe dosages to children. Nursing Calculations is an essential aid to safe clinical practice for student nurses and those returning to the profession.

About the Author

John D. Gatford, Mathematics teacher, Melbourne, Australia; and Nicole Phillips, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Australia.

Preface to the Sixth Edition vii
Preface to the First Edition viii
Acknowledgements ix
1. A review of basic calculations 1
2. Dosages of oral medications 43
3. Drug dosages for injection 53
4. Intravenous infusion 67
5. Paediatric dosages (body weight) 87
6. Paediatric dosages (surface area) 99
7. Summary exercises 105
8. Answers 111

ISBN: 9780702044526
ISBN-10: 0702044520
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 18th March 2011
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 12.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.21