MATH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: DOSAGE CALCULATIONS AND FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

Author: Nancy DiDona, EdD, RNC-MN
Affiliation: Dominican College; Orangeburg, NY
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN 10: 0763758434
ISBN 13: 9780763758431
Edition: 1st

Description:

Math for Healthcare Professionals: Dosage Calculations and Fundamentals of Medication Administration builds upon a student's existing basic math skills and teaches them the more complex solving calculations that are representative of today's healthcare practice. The foundation for learning to calculate dosages and intravenous administration will be based on the ratio and proportion model, which also adapts to the dimensional Analysis method--an increasingly popular method as dosage calculations are universalized. Math for Healthcare Professionals contains diagnostic test questions at the beginning of each chapter, sample questions throughout each chapter, and diagnostic test questions at the end of the each chapter to analyze proficiency of that subject matter.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • Preface

Basic Math Skills

  • Introduction
  • Pretest
  • Review of Systems of Measurement
  • Answers
  • Reference

Organizing Mathematics for Medication Administration

  • Introduction
  • Pretest
  • Approaches for Solving Mathematical Equations
  • Answers
  • Reference

Medication Administration Safety

  • Introduction
  • The Six Steps to Safely Giving Medications
  • Mathematical Word Problems
  • Answers
  • Reference

Identifying Labels, Syringes, and Intravenous Bags

  • Introduction
  • Reading Medication Labels
  • Reading Injection Syringes
  • Selecting the Correct Size Needle and Syringe
  • Reconstituting Powdered Medication
  • Adding Medications to Intravenous Solution Bags
  • Drawing Up Two Types of Insulin in the Same Syringe
  • Answers
  • Reference

Executing Physician’s Orders

  • Introduction
  • Reading the Physician’s Order
  • Physician’s Prescription Orders
  • Types of Orders
  • Posttest
  • Answers

Intravenous Solutions and Medication Administration

  • Introduction
  • Calculating Intravenous Dosages
  • Calculating Intravenous Solutions with Medication
  • Answers
  • Reference

Calculating Adult Dosages

  • Introduction
  • Body Weight Method for Calculating Safe Drug Dosages for Adults
  • Body Surface Area (BSA) Method for Calculating Safe Drug Dosages for Adults
  • Practice Questions for Calculating a Client’s Height and Weight
  • Practice Questions for Calculating Safe Client Dosages Using Body Weight Body Surface Area Methods
  • Answers

Pediatric Dosages and Medicating Children

  • Introduction
  • Body Weight Method for Calculating Safe Drug Dosages in the Pediatric Client
  • Body Surface Area (BSA) Method for Calculating Safe Drug Dosages in the Pediatric Client
  • Medicating the Pediatric Client
  • Intravenous Pediatric Fluid Administration
  • Answers
  • Reference

Comprehensive Examination I

  • Answers to Comprehensive Examination I

Comprehensive Examination II

  • Answers to Comprehensive Examination II