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Overview

Master dosage calculations with the best-selling book! This market-leader from Gloria Pickar 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.

Gloria D. Pickar, RN, EdD,

Gloria D. Pickar, R.N., Ed.D., is President and Chief Academic Officer of Compass Knowledge Group in Orlando, Florida. She is a former Academic Dean at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. She is also the author of nine editions of best-selling DOSAGE CALCULATIONS.
  • New chapter 9: Preventing Medication Errors highlights the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices
  • New chapter on other calculation methods covers dimensional analysis and ratio-proportion, making this text a comprehensive resource for dosage calculations content
  • All new student practice software provides over 1,000 additional practice questions, as well as tutorials and animations to aid in comprehension of difficult concepts
  • Only approved Joint Commission and ISMP abbreviations are included, to ensure safe and current use of standardized terminology
  • Real drug labels and life-size syringes bring the content to life and simulate a clinical environment
  • The original three-step method, (1) Convert, (2) Think, (3) Calculate trains the learner to approach calculations logically, increasing confidence and reducing medication errors
  • Critical Thinking Skills can be developed through real-world clinical scenarios that demonstrate the importance of safe medication administration
  • Hundreds of examples, practice problems, review sets and self tests ensure complete mastery of dosage calculations
Section 1: Mathematics Review
1. Fractions and Decimals
2. Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion
Section 2: Measurement Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug Labels
3. Systems of Measurement
4. Conversions: Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems
5. Conversions for Other Clinical Applications: Time and Temperature
6. Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement
7. Interpreting Drug Orders
8. Understanding Drug Labels
9. Preventing Medication Errors
Section 3: Drug Dosage Calculations
10. Oral Dosage of Drugs
11. Parenteral Dosage of Drugs
12. Reconstitution of Solutions
13. Using Other Methods to Calculate Dosages
14. Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight
Advanced Calculations
15. Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations
16. Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations
17. Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations

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  • ISBN-10: 1418080470
  • ISBN-13: 9781418080471
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $103.75
  • RETAIL $137.95

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