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Dimensional Analysis for Meds, 4th Edition

  • Anna M. Curren
  • ISBN-10: 1435438671  |  ISBN-13: 9781435438675
  • 336 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2002, 1998
  • © 2010 | Published
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Overview

Boost your confidence in dosage calculations with the strongest dimensional analysis book on the market! Increase your skills and confidence by turning to leading author Anna Curren, who has successfully taught dosage calculations to thousands of students over the years. Dimensional Analysis for Meds, fourth edition, will set your feet on the right path to accuracy and aptitude in medication calculations. You will find full-color drug labels and syringes throughout, tied to questions that test your understanding and mastery of drug dosages. Upon successful completion of the program outlined in Dimensional Analysis for Meds, you will be confident in your skills as a safe and effective practitioner.

Features and Benefits

  • Safe Medication Administration, highlights the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, the rights of medication administration, reducing dosage errors, and safe medication practices
  • Covers all the basics you need to know, including dosage labels, syringe calibrations, and metric, unit ,and mEq measures
  • Advanced calculations for intravenous, heparin, pediatric oral, and pediatric IV dosages are explained in a clear and thoughtful presentation
  • Hundreds of examples, practice problems, and Summary Self-Test questions ensure your complete mastery of dosage calculations

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: REFRESHER MATH
Chapter 1: Relative Value, Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division of Decimals
Chapter 3: Solving Common Fraction Equations
SECTION 2: INTRODUCTION TO DRUG MEASURES
Chapter 4: Metric / International (SI) System
Chapter 5: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, Household and Apothecary Measures
SECTION 3: READING MEDICATION LABELS AND SYRINGE CALIBRATIONS
Chapter 6: Oral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
Chapter 7: Safe Medication Administration
Chapter 8: Hypodermic Syringe Measurement
Chapter 9: Parenteral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
Chapter 10: Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
Chapter 11: Measuring Insulin Dosages
SECTION 4: DOSAGE CALCULATIONS
Chapter 12: Dimensional Analysis / Units Conversion
SECTION 5: DOSAGE CALCULATION FROM BODY WEIGHT AND BODY SURFACE AREA
Chapter 13: Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight
Chapter 14: Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area
SECTION 6: INTRAVENOUS CALCULATIONS
Chapter 15: Introduction to IV Therapy
Chapter 16: IV Flow Rate Calculation
Chapter 17: Calculating IV Infusion and Completion Times
Chapter 18: IV Medication and Titration Calculations
Chapter 19: Heparin Infusion Calculations
SECTION 7: PEDIATRIC MEDICATION CALCULATIONS
Chapter 20: Pediatric Oral and Parenteral Medications
Chapter 21: Pediatric Intravenous Medications
Appendix A: Apothecary Measures

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  • A step-by-step program progresses from basic to complex concepts, offering concise explanations which keep you focused on need-to-know information

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Boost your confidence in dosage calculations with the strongest dimensional analysis book on the market! Increase your skills and confidence by turning to leading author Anna Curren, who has successfully taught dosage calculations to thousands of students over the years. Dimensional Analysis for Meds, fourth edition, will set your feet on the right path to accuracy and aptitude in medication calculations. You will find full-color drug labels and syringes throughout, tied to questions that test your understanding and mastery of drug dosages. Upon successful completion of the program outlined in Dimensional Analysis for Meds, you will be confident in your skills as a safe and effective practitioner.

List Price = $166.95  | CengageBrain Price = $166.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.50

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WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1435438701 | ISBN-13: 9781435438705)

Each Webtutor may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links, and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including, matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices.

List Price = $39.00  | CengageBrain Price = $39.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.25

Bundle: Text + WebTutor™ Advantage on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1424042356 | ISBN-13: 9781424042357)

Boost your confidence in dosage calculations with the strongest dimensional analysis book on the market! Increase your skills and confidence by turning to leading author Anna Curren, who has successfully taught dosage calculations to thousands of students over the years. Dimensional Analysis for Meds, fourth edition, will set your feet on the right path to accuracy and aptitude in medication calculations. You will find full-color drug labels and syringes throughout, tied to questions that test your understanding and mastery of drug dosages. Upon successful completion of the program outlined in Dimensional Analysis for Meds, you will be confident in your skills as a safe and effective practitioner.

List Price = $166.95  | CengageBrain Price = $166.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Anna M. Curren

Anna Curren has been writing inspired clinical textbooks for more than 40 years. A nurse and former Associate Professor at California's Long Beach City College, she first wrote this text when the one she was using bore no resemblance to her students' clinical needs. Her graduate degree in instructional design, along with many student and instructor reviews, helped her create what is now the most adopted text on the subject. Also a successful entrepreneur, Ms. Curren founded Wallcur, Inc., a company which produces instructional products, including Injecta-Pad, Practi-Amp, Practi-Insulin Training Pack, and other learning resources. Ms. Curren also wrote the best-selling Dimensional Analysis For Meds, also by Cengage Learning.