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Dosage Calculation Practices for Nurses, 2nd Edition

  • Bonita E. Broyles
  • ISBN-10: 1435480295  |  ISBN-13: 9781435480292
  • 208 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • © 2009 | Published
  • List Price = $ 86.95
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Overview

Raise your confidence when it comes to dosage calculations with the 2nd Edition of Dosage Calculation Practice for Nurses. With over 1,000 new questions, this book provides additional practice important for accurately calculating dosages, a necessity for safe nursing practice. Learners can master both basic and advanced calculations in a variety of medication forms and routes including tablets, capsules, liquids, powders, oral, and intravenous infusions. Answers for each question are provided in an appendix as well as comprehensive examination. Use this unique tool in conjunction with any dosage calculation learning product or to refresh your skills for a return to the clinical setting.

Features and Benefits

  • Over 1,000 practice questions allows learners to gain the knowledge and skills needed for accurate dosage calculations.
  • An entire chapter on pediatric dosages provides ample practice for these critical calculations.
  • A basic math review in the first unit provides a refresher for the math used in the book.

Table of Contents

Unit I. MATHEMATICS REVIEW.
Roman Numerals, Percents, and Fractions.
Conversions.
Unit II. ORAL DOSAGE CALCULATIONS--TABLETS AND CAPSULES.
Unit III. Oral Dosage Calculations--Liquid Preparations.
Unit IV. PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS--SUBCUTANEOUS, INTRAMUSCULAR, AND INTRAVENOUS BOLUS.
Unit V. CALCULATING DOSAGES USING POWDER OR CRYSTALLINE-FORM DRUGS REQUIRING Reconstitution.
Unit VI. CALCULATING INTRAVENOUS INFUSION RATES.
Unit VII. CALCULATING INTRAVENOUS INFUSION USING DRIP FACTORS.
Unit VIII. CALCULATING PEDIATRIC DOSAGES USING BODY WEIGHT.
Unit IX. ADVANCED CALCULATIONS.
Unit X. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS.
Appendix:
Answers for Unit I.
Answers for Unit II.
Answers for Unit III.
Answers for Unit IV.
Answers for Unit V.
Answers for Unit VI.
Answers for Unit VII.
Answers for Unit VIII.
Answers for Unit IX.
Answers for Unit X.
Bibliography.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Dosage Calculations  (ISBN-10: 1418080470 | ISBN-13: 9781418080471)

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.

List Price = $137.95  | CengageBrain Price = $137.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.75

Student Supplements

Dosage Calculations  (ISBN-10: 1418080470 | ISBN-13: 9781418080471)

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.

List Price = $137.95  | CengageBrain Price = $137.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $103.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bonita E. Broyles

Dr. Bonita Broyles is a former course coordinator and instructor at Piedmont Community College, where she twice received the Faculty Excellence Award, in addition to multiple Outstanding Faculty Awards. She continued her career as a nursing instructor for Columbus Technical Institute, and Patient Teaching and Discharge Planning Coordinator in Gynecology at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. Currently a part-time nurse and successful Delmar author, Dr. Broyles began working on PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING CARE in its sixth edition, and has written four other Delmar nursing titles. Dr. Broyles earned her B.S.N. from Ohio State University, M.A. in Educational Media from North Carolina Central University, Ed.D. from LaSalle University, and Ph.D. in Adult Education from St. Regis University.