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.

### Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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.

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