Math for Meds, Dosages and Solutions

Tenth Edition
Author: Anna M. Curren
ISBN #: 1428310959
©2009   Publish Date: 07/18/2008
Binding: PB
Pages: 384
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $225.95


Increase your confidence and aptitude in dosage calculations with the best-selling ratio and proportion book on the market! Learn from the master, Anna Curren, who has successfully taught dosage calculations to thousands of students. This new edition of Math for Meds includes full-color drug labels and syringes throughout, which are tied to questions that test your understanding and mastery of the concepts. With the goal of helping you become a safe and effective practitioner, Math for Meds walks you through basic and advanced calculations in detail, including intravenous and pediatric calculations.

Product Benefits:

  • A building block approach moves from basic to more difficult concepts; concise explanations keep you focused on need-to-know information
  • Emphasizes the basic content of medication dosages by instructing in dosage labels; syringe calibrations; metric, unit ,and mEq measures; and calculation of most common dosages
  • Covers advanced calculations for IV, heparin, critical care, and pediatric dosages
  • New chapter 7: Safe Medication Administration, highlights the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, the rights of medication administration, reducing dosage errors, and safe medication practices
  • New chapter 13: Dimensional Analysis/Units Conversion, helps you understand alternate methods to arrive at solutions to dosage questions
  • Hundreds of examples, practice problems, and Summary Self-Test questions ensure complete mastery of dosage calculations
  • Exciting in-book CD with tutorials, problem sets, and self-tests so you can quiz yourself in an interactive environment
  • New online resources such as WebCT courses (WebTutor and Blackboard) and an online companion include questions, links, quizzes, flash cards, and more!

Table of Contents:

Section 1 Refresher Math,
1 : Relative Value, Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
2 : Multiplication and Division of Decimals
3 : Solving Common Fraction Equations
Section 2 : Introduction to Drug Measures
4 : Metric, International (SI) System
5 : Additional Drug Measures: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, Household, Apothecary
Section 3 : Calculating Dosages From Medication Labels and Syringe Calibrations, and Safe Medication Administration
6 : Oral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
7 : Safe Medication Administration
8 : Hypodermic Syringe Measurement
9 : Reading Parenteral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
10 : Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
11 : Measuring Insulin Dosages
Section 4 : Dosage Calculations
12 : Ratio and Proportion
13 : Dimensional Analysis/Units Conversion
14 : Formula Method
Section 5 : Dosage Calculation from Body Weight and Body Surface Area
15 : Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight
16 : Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area
Section 6 : Intravenous Calculations
17 : Introduction to IV Therapy
18 : IV Flow Rate Calculation
19 : Calculating IV Infusion and Completion Times
20 : IV Medication and Titration Calculations
21 : Heparin Infusion Calculations
Section 7 : Pediatric Medication Calculations
22 : Pediatric Oral and Parenteral Medications
23 : Pediatric Intravenous Medications

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