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Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach 4th Edition

Gloria D. Pickar, RN, EdD | Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD

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Overview

DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, 4th Edition, is extremely reader friendly, and includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and numerous critical thinking assessments. It carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. Reducing the math anxiety that many readers have, the text's unique three-step method of calculating dosages-Convert, Think, Calculate-trains students to approach calculations logically and with a decreased risk of medication errors. This edition reflects the most current drugs and protocol, regulations on medication abbreviations, medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices.

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.

Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, Duke University

Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
  • A hallmark of this student-friendly text is its unique three-step approach to calculating dosages. Designed to reduce math anxiety and build reader confidence, the three steps-Convert, Think (what's the logical answer), and Calculate-emphasize logical thinking as part of the mathematical process.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to alternate calculation methods-formula and dimensional analysis.
  • Completely current, the text highlights the latest regulations on medication abbreviations, medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices.
  • Preparing readers for work in the field, the text simulates a clinical environment through the use of real drug labels and life-size syringes.
  • Real-world clinical scenarios demonstrate the importance of safe medication administration.
  • Facilitating the mastery of dosage calculations, valuable, hands-on tools include hundreds of examples, practice problems, review sets, and self-tests.
  • Ensuring safe and current use of standardized terminology, the text includes only approved Joint Commission and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) abbreviations.
  • Proving that math does not have to be intimidating for nursing students, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, fourth edition, includes one of the most extensive math reviews on the market, preparing students for the math they will use in the course-and in real-world practice.

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1: PRETEST AND MATHEMATICS REVIEW.
1. Fraction 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 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. Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight.
14. Alternative Dosage Calculation Methods: Formula and Dimensional Analysis.
SECTION 4: ADVANCED CALCULATIONS.
15. Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations.
16. Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations.
17. Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations.
Essential Skills Evaluation.
Comprehensive Skills Evaluation.
Index.

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