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# 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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