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Nursing Calculations : 8th Edition - John D. Gatford


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.


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Fantastic Resource

By Nurse Walker

from Tasmania

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written


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      Comments about Nursing Calculations:

      This book was great to refresh my maths skills and gear me up for Nursing and medication management. It is a well organised resource and identifies any issues by self test results, then directs you to the relevant chapter for extra work and review. As 100% is required in all drug calculation test, I was very nervous. This book ensured I made the grade. I highly recommend it to all Nursing students

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      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
      Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
      Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 12.4  x 1.0
      Weight (kg): 0.21
      Edition Number: 8