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Nursing Student's Maths & Medications Survival Guide - Kerry Reid-Searl

Nursing Student's Maths & Medications Survival Guide

Spiral Ringed Book Published: 28th November 2018
ISBN: 9781488622755
Number Of Pages: 64

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This quick-reference guide to support students in the calculation of drug dosages is not rivaled by anything else on the market. As a support text, Reid-Searl’s Student's Maths & Medications Survival Guide assists students in the safe administration of medications in clinical settings.

Whether used individually across students’ education and into early practice or as a tool to complement a comprehensive text such as Bullock, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Nursing Student’s Maths & Medications Survival Guide supports students to deliver safe and person-centred care in clinical practice.

Additionally, this product

  • Has respected and updated/current content, mapped to the NSQHS and NMBA Registered Nurse Standards
  • Can be used across any level of the Nursing curriculum
  • Is a part of the Survival Guide series, five reliable and accurate quick reference texts from a respected author team

  • INTRODUCTION
  • Maths revisited
  • Mathematical symbols
  • Order of operations
  • Number fact grids
  • Time
  • Hindu Arabic and Roman numerals
  • Medication safety
  • Factor, decimal and percentage conversions
  • Numbered figures/tables
  • The base system
  • The decimal point
  • Measuring a fluid base chart
  • Revisiting basic algorithms
  • Working with fractions
  • Percentages
  • Rounding
  • The Metric System
  • SOME HANDY TABLES INVOLVING MEASUREMENT
  • Intravenous fluid requirements
  • Rule of nines
  • FORMULAS USED IN NURSING
  • Calculating dosage using a formula
  • APPLYING DRUG CALCULATIONS USING DOSAGES
  • Calculating oral medications
  • Calculating parenteral medications
  • SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
  • Categories of drugs - schedules
  • What must be on a medication chart
  • What is in a medication order
  • What makes a medication order valid
  • What is on a medication label
  • Steps the Registered Nurse must take for telephone orders of prescription drugs
  • Frequency and times of medication administration
  • Commonly used and understood abbreviations
  • Other abbreviations
  • Intravenous fluids - what is on a fluid order
  • Abbreviations for intravenous fluids
  • Intravenous fluids - drip rates for giving

ISBN: 9781488622755
ISBN-10: 1488622752
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Spiral Ringed Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 28th November 2018
Edition Number: 2

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