Synopses & Reviews
Follow the leader. Math for Meds has helped nearly one million nurses and other health care professionals become safe practitioners of dosage calculations. This classic resource continues to blaze the trail into a ninth edition, with its ratio and proportion method and building-block organization. Hundreds of full-color images of drug labels, syringes, and equipment complement the range of calculation competencies - from reading medication labels to calculating flow rates for heparin infusion. The straightforward language has also been retained, as the ninth edition preserves the tradition of making the complex understandable.
This classic textbook appeals to learners at all levels with its ratio-proportion method and step-by-step building block approach. Beginning with a basic math overview and progressing through dosage calculations from simple to more complex exercises, Math for Meds allows for self-paced study. Each concept is explained and illustrated with multiple examples using actual drug labels, life-sized syringes, and practice sets. Summary self-tests are included at the end of each chapter to reinforce mastery and a new CD-ROM in the back of the book includes tutorial segments, exercises and practice test questions.
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.
About the Author
Anna Curren has been writing inspired clinical textbooks for more than 40 years. A nurse and former Associate Professor at California's Long Beach City College, she first wrote this text when the one she was using bore no resemblance to her students' clinical needs. Her graduate degree in instructional design, along with many student and instructor reviews, helped her create what is now the most adopted text on the subject. Also a successful entrepreneur, Ms. Curren founded Wallcur, Inc., a company which produces instructional products, including Injecta-Pad, Practi-Amp, Practi-Insulin Training Pack, and other learning resources. Ms. Curren also wrote the best-selling Dimensional Analysis For Meds, also by Cengage Learning.
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