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Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! : Australian & New Zealand Edition - Janet Delange

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!

Australian & New Zealand Edition

Paperback Published: 1st October 2012
ISBN: 9781920994532
Number Of Pages: 336

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Conquer Dosage Calculations!

Packed with valuable information, this reference helps you put two and two together! It gives you:

  • All the basics on fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions and measurement systems
  • Key information on parenteral, oral and rectal drug administration
  • Essential information on documentation and what constitutes a legal prescription
  • Specific chapters on preventing drug errors, and considerations for paediatric, obstetric and critical care patients
Five-star features help you to review your skills by highlighting important information and key concepts:
  • Before you give that drug! contains urgent advice on how to avoid dangerous drug errors
  • Advice from the experts provides pointers on how to maintain dosage accuracy
  • For maths phobics only gives helpful hints, tips and illustrations to help you overcome ‘I hate maths’ hurdles
  • Memory joggers and Quick Quizzes simplify concepts and reinforce learning
Adapted from the popular Made Incredibly Easy! series this text includes relevant language, references, legislation and measurements for the Australian New Zealand marketplace.

Preface

Reviewers of the Australian and New Zealand edition

Contributors and consultants: UK edition

Contributors and consultants: USA edition

Part I Basic calculations
  • 1. Fractions
  • 2. Decimals and percentages
  • 3. Ratios, fractions, proportions and solving for X
  • 4. Dimensional analysis


  • Part II Measurement systems
  • 5. The metric system
  • 6. Alternative measurement systems


  • Part III Recording drug administration
  • 7. Prescriptions
  • 8. Administration records
  • 9. Preventing drug errors


  • Part IV Oral, topical and rectal drugs
  • 10. Calculating oral drug dosages
  • 11. Calculating topical and rectal drug dosages


  • Part V Parenteral administration
  • 12. Calculating parenteral injections
  • 13. Calculating IV infusions


  • Part VI Special calculations
  • 14. Calculating paediatric dosages
  • 15. Calculating obstetric drug dosages
  • 16. Calculating critical care dosages


  • Practice makes perfect

    Drug therapy conversions

    Dosage calculation formulas

    Glossary

    Selected references

    Additional resources

    Index

    ISBN: 9781920994532
    ISBN-10: 192099453X
    Series: Incredibly Easy! Series (R)
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 336
    Published: 1st October 2012
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health Australia Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 482.6 x 589.3
    Weight (kg): 0.62
    Edition Number: 1

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