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Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy : Incredibly Easy! Series? - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy

Incredibly Easy! Series?

Paperback Published: 1st October 2015
ISBN: 9781496308375
Number Of Pages: 392

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Calculate correct dosages with safety and confidence, with the easy-to-follow nursing expertise of Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! 5th edition . This fully illustrated guide offers the complete how-to on calculating dosages for all drug forms and administration routes, with numerous practice exercises and seasoned guidance on interpreting drug orders accurately. Understand class materials more fully, get ready for the NCLEX or certification exam, or refresh your calculation skills with this enjoyable, colorful text.
Your Incredible Easy editors know from experience that learning the basics isn't always easy so you'll find full coverage of topics including:
o math basics such as fractions, decimals, and percentages
o measurement systems and conversions
o calculating oral, topical, liquid, and rectal drug dosages
o calculating parenteral injections and IV infusions
o calculating pediatric, obstetric, and critical care dosages
o recording drug administration
An easy-reference format with clearly worded, bulleted content demonstrated with numerous photos, illustrations, and diagrams will give you step-by-step direction on:
o calculating dosages of all kinds o starting an infusion, including IV guidelines
o choosing administration equipment
o dealing with poor handwriting
o understanding medication labels and drug Abbreviations
o avoiding common drug errors
Plus, you'll get all of the learning aids, tips, and tricks that nurses have come to expect from the books in the Incredibly Easy series:
&; Full-color inserts include: improving patient safety by using infusion devices; the anatomy of a medication label
&; Appendices include: multiple choice Q&A; drug therapy conversions chart; dosage calculation formulas table; glossary with key terms and definitions
&; Before you give that drug! &; Crucial advice on avoiding medication errors
&; Advice from the experts &; Tips on ensuring accurate dosages
&; For math phobics only &; Hints, tips, and drawings to help you dissolve math obstacles
&; Dosage drill - Real-life clinical dosage situations to practice your calculation skills on
&; Memory jogger - Fortifies content with easy-to-remember tips and formulas
&; Quick quiz - Questions with answers/explanations at end of every chapter to help you remember vital points

Contents Part I Math basics 1 Fractions Carol Lee Cherry, MSN, CNE 2 Decimals and percentages MaryAnn Edelman, RN, MS, CNS 3 Ratios, fractions, proportions, and solving for X Carol Lee Cherry, MSN, CNE 4 Dimensional analysis MaryAnn Edelman, RN, MS, CNS Part II Measurement systems 5 Metric system Lisa Benson, MSN 6 Alternative measurement systems Lisa Benson, MSN Part III Recording drug administration 7 Drug orders Donna Blair, RN, RAC-CT, WCC 8 Administration records Donna Blair, RN, RAC-CT, WCC 9 Preventing drug errors Nancy J. Cichra, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Part IV Oral, topical, and rectal drugs 10 Calculating oral drug dosages Nancy J. Cichra, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC 11 Calculating topical and rectal drug dosages Jacqueline Sue Inman, MSN, RNC-OB Part V Parenteral administration 12 Calculating parenteral injections Jacqueline Sue Inman, MSN, RNC-OB 13 Calculating I.V. infusions DeLaina A. McCane MSN, RN, CLC Part VI Special calculations 14 Calculating pediatric dosages Sarah Wallace, MSN, CPN 15 Calculating obstetric drug dosages Cheryl L. DeGraw, RN, MSN, CRNP 16 Calculating critical care dosages DeLaina A. McCane MSN, RN, CLC Appendices and index Practice makes perfect Drug therapy conversions Dosage calculation formulas Glossary Index

ISBN: 9781496308375
ISBN-10: 1496308379
Series: Incredibly Easy! Series(r)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st October 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 17.78  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 5

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