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The Dosage Calculations text has set the standard in teaching dosage calculation and now, for the first time, a ratio and proportion method is available. It incorporates the strengths of the original, clear writing style, extensive math review, beginning to advanced concepts presented in manageable segments, and hundreds of practice problems. This edition includes actual drug labels, equipment photos, and illustrations to help students learn. The ratio and proportion edition is a comprehensive learning system that includes an interactive CD-ROM. The CD-ROM encourages self-paced learning in a low anxiety environment that reinforces the classroom material. (medication, administration, calculations, doses, measurement, drug orders, conversions, converting, time, temperature, oral, parenteral, pediatric, intravenous, household, apothecary, metric, formula, D/HxQ=X, fractions, decimals, ratio, percent, equations) ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual
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Master dosage calculations with the ratio-proportion version of the best-selling book from Gloria D. Pickar! Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach 2e builds upon core strengths that made Dosage Calculations a market leader. This trusted book includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments. Basic and advanced calculations are thoroughly covered, including intravenous and those specific to the pediatric patient.
About the Author
Gloria D. Pickar RN, EdD is the Dean of Open Campus, Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDENT. MATHEMATICS REVIEW IN DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: Mathematics Diagnostic Test. Roman Numeral. Fractions. Decimals. Ratio and Percent. Solving Simple Equations for "X". Ratio-Proportion: Cross Multiplying to Solve for "X". SYSTEMS OF MEASUREMENT: The Metric System. Apothecaries' System. Household Systems. Other Common Drug Measures: Units and Milliequivalents. CONVERSIONS: Converting From One Unit to Another Using the Ratio-Proportion Method. Converting Within the Metric System Using the Ratio-Proportion Method. Approximate Equivalents. Converting between sytems of measurement using the Conversion Factor Method. Converting Between the Traditional and the 24-Hour Time. Converting Between Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature. EQUIPMENT USED IN DOSAGE MEASUREMENT: Oral Administration. Parenteral Administration. INTERPRETING DRUG ORDERS: Computerized Medication Administration Records. The Drug Order. UNDERSTANDING DRUG LABELS: ORAL DOSAGES OF DRUGS: Tablets and Capsules. Tablets That Cannot be Crushed or Altered. Oral Liquids. PARENTERAL DOSAGE OF DRUGS: Injectable Solutions. Injectable Medications in Powder Form. Insulin. Calculating Dosage Expressed as a Ratio of Percent. USING THE FORMULA METHOD TO CALCULATE DOSAGES: PEDIATRIC DOSAGES. Body Weight Method. Safe Dosages. Combination Drugs. Body Surface Area (BSA) Method. INTRAVENOUS CALCULATIONS: IV Solutions. Different Concentrations of IV Fluids. IV Fluid Additives. Calculating Dosage Expressed as a Percentage in IV Fluids. IV Sites. Monitoring IVs. Primary and Secondary IVs. IV Flow Rate. Electronically Regulated IVs. Calculating Flow Rates for Electronic Regulators in mL/h. Manually Regulated IVs. Calculating Flow Rates for Manually Regulated IVs in gtt/min. Adjusting IV Flow Rate. IV Piggybacks. Saline and Heparin IV Locks. ADD-Vantage System. Blood Transfusions. ADVANCED INTRAVENOUS CALCULATIONS: Calculating IV Infusion Time. Calculating IV Fluid Volumes. Pediatric Infusion Control Sets. Preparing Pediatric IVs. Minimal Dilutions for IV Medications. Calculation of Daily Rates for Maintenance Fluids. IV Heparin. Critical Care Calculation: Calculating Flow Rates of an IV Medication to be Given Over a Specified Time Period. Limiting Infusion Volumes. POSTTEST 1. POSTTEST 2. ANSWERS. INDEX.