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# Dosage Calculations, 8th Edition

### 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.

### Features and Benefits

• 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
15. Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations
16. Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations

### What's New

• 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

### Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

### Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 142831377X  | ISBN-13: 9781428313774

List Price = \$111.95

ISBN-10:  1133024262  | ISBN-13:  9781133024262

List Price = \$179.95

### Bundle: Text + 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculation Online Course v2.0: 1 year Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133024254 | ISBN-13:  9781133024255

List Price = \$139.95  | CengageBrain Price = \$139.95

## Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

### Instructor Supplements

#### 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online – Academic Institutional Access Code for instructors only!  (ISBN-10: 1418066710 | ISBN-13: 9781418066710)

Learning dosage calculations from start to finish has never been more convenient! Based on Delmar's best-selling books in all three methods of dosage calculation, 3-2-1 Calc! makes the complex understandable and allows you to choose the method that works for you. Beginning with a diagnostic math pretest and ending with two comprehensive posttests, 11 modules thoroughly cover both basic and advanced calculations. Realistic drug labels, syringes, and equipment complement the range of calculation competencies. Start the 3-2-1 Calc! countdown to confident calculation with over 1,500 questions, interactive activities, case studies, practice tests and more to help you apply what you've learned. 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online is a Finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 22nd Annual CODiE Awards! It has been selected from many high-caliber products as one of the best in the software and information industry for Best Postsecondary Instruction Solution and Best Medical and Health Information Product. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. This is not a physical product. It is what a school would order on behalf of their students if they did not want their students to have to pay for access. Access to this product must be set up by the sales rep or instructor via an online form available on www.delmarlearning.com. Access Codes are emailed to the administrator and the administrator passes those codes on to the students. There is administrator reporting with this product once the online form is completed and the instructor's Learner Code for the class is established.

List Price = \$105.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$78.75

#### 3–2–1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online - Individual Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1401833268 | ISBN-13: 9781401833268)

Learning dosage calculations from start to finish has never been more convenient! Based on Delmar's best-selling books in all three methods of dosage calculation, 3-2-1 Calc! makes the complex understandable and allows you to choose the method that works for you. Beginning with a diagnostic math pretest and ending with two comprehensive posttests, 11 modules thoroughly cover both basic and advanced calculations. Realistic drug labels, syringes, and equipment complement the range of calculation competencies. Start the 3-2-1 Calc! countdown to confident calculation with over 1,500 questions, interactive activities, case studies, practice tests and more to help you apply what you've learned. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online is a Finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 22nd Annual CODiE Awards! It has been selected from many high-caliber products as one of the best in the software and information industry for Best Postsecondary Instruction Solution and Best Medical and Health Information Product. This is an entirely web-based product. When purchased online, access will be added instantly to your "My Account" page at www.delmarlearning.com. You will have access for one year from initial log in. There is NO administrator access or reporting available with this product. It is for one individual's use only with no instructor.

List Price = \$105.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$78.75

#### Electronic Classroom Manager  (ISBN-10: 1418080489 | ISBN-13: 9781418080488)

Most Electronic Classroom Manager CD-ROMs include PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor’s Manual, and other text-specific resources.

### Student Supplements

#### 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online – Academic Institutional Access Code for instructors only!  (ISBN-10: 1418066710 | ISBN-13: 9781418066710)

Learning dosage calculations from start to finish has never been more convenient! Based on Delmar's best-selling books in all three methods of dosage calculation, 3-2-1 Calc! makes the complex understandable and allows you to choose the method that works for you. Beginning with a diagnostic math pretest and ending with two comprehensive posttests, 11 modules thoroughly cover both basic and advanced calculations. Realistic drug labels, syringes, and equipment complement the range of calculation competencies. Start the 3-2-1 Calc! countdown to confident calculation with over 1,500 questions, interactive activities, case studies, practice tests and more to help you apply what you've learned. 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online is a Finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 22nd Annual CODiE Awards! It has been selected from many high-caliber products as one of the best in the software and information industry for Best Postsecondary Instruction Solution and Best Medical and Health Information Product. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. This is not a physical product. It is what a school would order on behalf of their students if they did not want their students to have to pay for access. Access to this product must be set up by the sales rep or instructor via an online form available on www.delmarlearning.com. Access Codes are emailed to the administrator and the administrator passes those codes on to the students. There is administrator reporting with this product once the online form is completed and the instructor's Learner Code for the class is established.

List Price = \$105.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$78.75

#### 3–2–1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online - Individual Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1401833268 | ISBN-13: 9781401833268)

Learning dosage calculations from start to finish has never been more convenient! Based on Delmar's best-selling books in all three methods of dosage calculation, 3-2-1 Calc! makes the complex understandable and allows you to choose the method that works for you. Beginning with a diagnostic math pretest and ending with two comprehensive posttests, 11 modules thoroughly cover both basic and advanced calculations. Realistic drug labels, syringes, and equipment complement the range of calculation competencies. Start the 3-2-1 Calc! countdown to confident calculation with over 1,500 questions, interactive activities, case studies, practice tests and more to help you apply what you've learned. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. 3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online is a Finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 22nd Annual CODiE Awards! It has been selected from many high-caliber products as one of the best in the software and information industry for Best Postsecondary Instruction Solution and Best Medical and Health Information Product. This is an entirely web-based product. When purchased online, access will be added instantly to your "My Account" page at www.delmarlearning.com. You will have access for one year from initial log in. There is NO administrator access or reporting available with this product. It is for one individual's use only with no instructor.

List Price = \$105.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = \$78.75

## Meet the Author

### 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.