The fun, fast, and easy way to learn basic math skills and how to accurately calculate dosages
Calculating the correct dose to administer to the patient can be very challenging – unless you follow the proven approach taught in Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified. Topics are presented in the in the order in which many nurses and nursing students need to learn them – starting with the basics and then gradually moving on the techniques used in our nation’s leading medical facilities. The 2nd Edition also includes 4 new chapters covering basic math skills essential for daily nursing practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions.
Written by a graduate nurse and top instructor, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified consists of chapters that follow a time-tested formula that first explains techniques in an easy-to-understand style and then shows you how you can use it in a real-world healthcare environment. Hundreds of examples help you absorb the material, and NCLEX-style practice questions reinforce learning.
This self-teaching guide offers:
Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
Tips for avoiding common errors when using MAR charting systems
Details on IV therapy
Coverage of how to calculate a pediatric, Heparin, and Dopamine dose
Three final exams
Measurements in SI units
Details on tube feeding
Overview of basic math skills needed by nurses for daily practice
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advance student, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified
is your key to learning these essential nursing skills.
About the Author
Jim Keogh, MSN, RN-BC is a registered nurse and the author of more than 70 books including Nurse Management Demystified, Medical Billing and Coding Demystified, Pharmacology Demystified, Microbiology Demystified, Medical-Surgical Demystified, Medical Charting Demystified, and Dose Calculations Demystified. He is on the faculty of New York University and Saint Peter's College.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: 15th May 2015
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised