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The original is now a classic. Clinical Calculations was the first text to introduce the dimensional analysis method of calculating dosages, an approach rapidly becoming the method of choice for nurses. The fifth edition of this trailblazer showcases its proven strengths: a clear writing style, workbook-style format, strong IV therapy content, and clinical applicability. Critical thinking is encouraged in conjunction with memorized rules by asking learners to always consider whether their answers make sense. It does this within the context of providing the core knowledge-base for dosage calculation and administration for learners of all levels and experience. Chapters cover the range of practice, including systems of measurement, oral and parenteral medications, basic and advanced intravenous medications, and pediatric dosage. Just as the title suggests, this resource is the ideal tool for calculation in a clinical setting. With copious reference tools, outlined injection sites for IV therapy, and unique performance criteria for evaluating nurse competency, the tradition of excellence and innovation continues.
- FREE CD-ROM with 250 additional questions and interactive syringes
- 10 detailed �Performance Criteria� checklists to assess clinical skills and priorities, perforated for convenient submission
- Fill-in, matching, and short-answer questions test both calculation knowledge and practical skills
- Full-color design with drug labels common in modern practice
- Full color design with drug labels common in modern practice
Chapter 1- Dimensional Analysis
Chapter 2- The Metric System of Measurement
Chapter 3- The Apothecaries System of Measurement
Chapter 4- The Household System of Measurement
Chapter 5- Conversion of Metric, Apothecaries, and Household Units
Chapter 6- Calculation of Oral Medications
Chapter 7- Administration of Oral Medications
Chapter 8- Calculation of Parenteral Medications
Chapter 9- Administration of Parenteral Medications
Chapter 10- Calculations and Administration of Intravenous Medications and Solutions
Chapter 11- Pediatric Dosage
Chapter 12- Clinical Calculations
Appendix A- Arithmetic Review
Appendix B- Conversion between Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperatures
Appendix C- Measuring and Recording Fluid Balance
Appendix D- Dimensional Analysis Variation
Appendix E- Twenty-Four Hour Clock
Appendix F- Percentage Solutions
Appendix G- Answer Keys
Appendix H- Performance Criteria:
� Administration of Oral Medications
� Administration of Injections
� Z-Track Method- Intramuscular Injections
� Administration of Heparin
� Administration of Insulin
� Setting up an I.V.
� Starting up an I.V.
� Assessment, Adjustment, and Termination of an I.V.
� Preparation and Administration of I.V. Piggyback
� Preparation and Administration of I.V. Piggyback (IVPB) Through Infusing I.V.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Available online and on a CD-ROM, the Instructor Resources include approximately 400 book-coordinated lecture slides in PowerPoint®, an Instructor's Manual with answers and worked-out solutions to all questions in the book, a 500-question Test Bank in ExamView, and an Image Library.