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Nursing Calculations : 8th Edition - John D. Gatford

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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. Key Features

  • A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points
  • Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations
  • Answers to questions aid self-study
  • Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations
  • The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice
New to this Edition
  • All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice
  • Revised layout to avoid crowded pages
  • A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember
  • Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples
  • Additional set of syringe diagrams
  • A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock
  • Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice


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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      I use this as a first year nursing students. Such a good idea.

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      a must have reference book for nursing

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        The book is for my daughter who is studying nurseing.

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        Fantastic Resource

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            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
            Country of Publication: GB
            Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 12.1  x 0.6
            Weight (kg): 0.23
            Edition Number: 8
            Edition Type: Revised