MEDICAL DOSAGE CALCULATIONS This title has been archived.

Author: June Olsen, MS, RN, Anthony Giangrasso, PhD, Dolores Shrimpton, MA, RN, Patricia Dillon, MA, RN
Affiliation: College of Staten Island, NY
Publisher: Pearson Health Science
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 0132384701
ISBN 13: 9780132384704
Edition: 9th

Description:

Current and comprehensive, this standard-setting drug calculation guide and workbook develops users' mathematical skills for use in medical dosage calculations, and stresses the critical importance of safe administration of medications doses in providing for the ongoing welfare of the patients in an inpatient/outpatient setting .

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • About the Authors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Reviewers
  • Learn to Calculate Dosages Safely and Accurately!

Unit 1 Basic Calculation and Administration Skills

    Review of Arithmetic for Medical Dosage Calculations

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Diagnostic Test of Arithmetic
    • Changing Decimal Numbers and Whole Numbers to Fractions
    • Changing Fractions to Decimal Numbers
    • Rounding Decimal Numbers
    • Multiplying and Dividing Decimal Numbers
    • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
    • Complex Fractions
    • Percentages
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets

    Safe and Accurate Drug Administration

    • Learning Outcomes
    • The Drug Administration Process
    • Who Administers Drugs?
    • Six Rights of Medication Administration
    • Drug Prescriptions
    • Medication Orders and Administration Records
    • Drug Package Inserts
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets

    Dimensional Analysis

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Dimensional Analysis
    • Changing a Single Unit of Measurement to Another Single Unit of Measurement
    • Changing One Rate to Another Rate
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets

Unit 2 Systems of Measurement for Dosage Calculations

    The Metric, Household, and Apothecary Systems

    • Learning Outcomes
    • The Metric System
    • The Household System
    • The Apothecary System
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

    Converting From One System of Measurement to Another

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Equivalents of Common Units of Measurement
    • Metric–Household Conversions
    • Metric–Apothecary Conversions
    • Household–Apothecary Conversions
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

Unit 3 Oral and Parenteral Medication

    Calculating Oral Medication Doses

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Simple Problems
    • Complex Problems
    • Calculating Dosage by Body Weight
    • Calculating Dosage by Body Surface Area
    • Summary
    • Practice Reading Labels
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

    Syringes

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Parts of a Syringe
    • Types of Syringes
    • Measuring Insulin Doses
    • Prefilled Syringes
    • Safety Syringes
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

    Preparation of Solutions

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Determining the Strength of a Solution
    • Determining the Amount of Pure Drug in a Given Amount of Solution
    • Determining the Amount of Solution That Contains a Given Amount of Pure Drug
    • Diluting Stock Solutions
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

    Parenteral Medications

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Parenteral Medications
    • Parenteral Medications Supplied as Liquids
    • Parenteral Medications Supplied in Powdered Form
    • Heparin
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

Unit 4 Infusions and Pediatric Dosages

    Calculating Flow Rates and Durations of Enteral and Intravenous Infusions

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Intravenous and Enteral Solutions
    • Equipment for IV Infusions
    • Calculating the Flow Rate of Infusions
    • Calculating the Duration of Flow for IV and Enteral Solutions
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

    Calculating Flow Rates for Intravenous Medications

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Intravenous Administration of Medications
    • Intravenous Piggyback Infusions
    • Calculating Flow Rates Based on Body Weight
    • Titrating Medications
    • Calculating Flow Rates Based on Body Surface Area
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

    Calculating Pediatric Dosages

    • Learning Outcomes
    • Safe Pediatric Drug Dosages
    • Administration of Oral and Parenteral Medications
    • Calculating Drug Dosages by Body Weight
    • Calculating Drug Dosages by Body Surface Area
    • Administration of Intravenous Medications Using a Volume Control Chamber
    • Calculating Daily Fluid Maintenance
    • Summary
    • Practice Sets
    • Cumulative Review Exercises

    Comprehensive Self-Tests

    • Comprehensive Self-Test 1
    • Comprehensive Self-Test 2
    • Comprehensive Self Test-3
    • Comprehensive Self-Test 4

Appendices

    APPENDIX A Answer Section

    Appendix B Common Abbreviations Used in Medical Documentation

    Appendix C Units of Measurement in Metric, Household, and Apothecary Systems

    Appendix D Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Conversions

    Appendix E Tables of Weight Conversions

    Appendix F Ratio and Proportion Method for Dosage Calculation