Dosage Calculations Demystified

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December 11, 2008


Paperback, 216 pages

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0071602844 / 9780071602846


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Main description

Your prescription for mastering dosage calculations

Need to learn how to calculate dosages with precision but find yourself looking for some anesthesia instead? Here's your remedy! Dosage Calculations Demystified makes this complex topic easy to absorb.

Written by a graduate nurse, instructor, and bestselling author, Dosage Calculations Demystified covers medication orders and medication labels and explains how to calculate doses using the formula method and the ratio-proportion method. You'll get details on I.V. calculations, pediatric doses, and enteral tube feeding. The book also covers dosage calculations for commonly prescribed drugs, including Heparin and dopamine. Hundreds of examples make it easy to understand the material, and NCLEX-style practice questions help reinforce learning.

This self-teaching guide offers:

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
  • Tips for avoiding common errors when using MAR charting systems
  • Details on I.V. therapy
  • Coverage of pediatric BSA dosage calculations
  • Measurements in SI units
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Dosage Calculations Demystified is your key to acing this vital nursing skill.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Medication Order and Medication
Chapter 2. The Formula Method
Chapter 3. The Ratio-Proportion Method
Chapter 4. Intravenous Calculations
Chapter 5. Calculating Pediatric Doses
Chapter 6. Calculating a Heparin Dose
Chapter 7. Calculating a Dopamine Dose
Chapter 8. Calculating a Dose for Children Using Body Surface Area
Chapter 9. Enteral Tube Feeding
Appendix A. Answering Tricky Questions
Appendix B. Quick Reference
Final Exam--Part 1
Final Exam--Part 2
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions

Author comments

Jim Keogh, on the faculty at New York University and St. Peter's College. He is the author or coauthor of several Demystified titles, including Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified (978-0-07-149450-2) and Pharmacology Demystified (978-0-07-146208-2).

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