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Dosage Calculations, 9th Edition

  • includes Premium Website Printed Access Card
  • Gloria D. Pickar, RN, EdD
  • Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD Duke University
  • ISBN-10: 1439058474  |  ISBN-13: 9781439058473
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 1999
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.75
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Overview

The best-selling dosage calculations book on the market, Gloria Pickar's DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features the three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations that nursing and other health care professionals prefer, along with a reader-friendly writing style and handy "work text" format. In addition to easing readers into the math with a thorough review, the book uses a logic-based process to build confidence and limit anxiety. Featuring full-color images of drug labels, critical thinking assessments, extensive clinical examples, and a host of interactive supplements, including an accompanying online tutorial, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition gives readers the skills they need to master dosage calculations in any clinical setting.

Features and Benefits

  • The online tutorial includes practice questions corresponding to each chapter in the book, self-evaluation pre-tests and post-tests, a drop-down calculator (as used on the computerized NCLEX exam), interactive syringe activities, glossary, case study exercises, and medication administration videos.
  • SIMPLIFIED THREE-STEP APPROACH: Readers quickly adopt and build on Pickar's convenient three-step process for calculating dosages: 1) Convert, 2) Think, and 3) Calculate!
  • RELIABLE ERROR PREVENTION: Substantial coverage of Medication Error Prevention includes up-to-date regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices. Only approved Joint Commission and I.S.M.P. abbreviations are used throughout to ensure safe and current use of standardized terminology.
  • INTRODUCTORY "MULTIPLE METHODS": Overviews of alternative dosage calculation methods include Dimensional Analysis and Ratio-Proportion, making DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition a comprehensive resource for dosage calculations content.
  • CAPTIVATING IMAGES AND FEATURES: Color photos of actual medication labels and full-size syringes add realistic dimension to the readings, while practice software with tutorials, animations, and more than 1,000 extra practice problems help readers test their knowledge of the material.

Table of Contents

Part I: MATHEMATICS REVIEW.
1. Fractions and Decimals.
2. Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion.
Part I Self-Evaluation. Mathematics Diagnostic Evaluation.
Part II: 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.
Part II Self-Evaluation.
Part III: DRUG DOSAGE CALCULATIONS.
10. Oral Dosage of Drugs.
11. Parenteral Dosage of Drugs.
12. Reconstitution of Solutions.
13. Alternative Dosage Calculation Methods: Ratio-Proportion and Dimensional Analysis.
14. Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight.
Part III Self-Evaluation.
Part IV: ADVANCED CALCULATIONS.
15. Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations.
16. Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations.
17. Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations.
Section IV Self-Evaluation.

What's New

  • The online tutorial includes practice questions corresponding to each chapter in the book, self-evaluation pre-tests and post-tests, a drop-down calculator (as used on the computerized NCLEX exam), interactive syringe activities, glossary, case study exercises, and medication administration videos.
  • The online tutorial includes practice questions corresponding to each chapter in the book, self-evaluation pre-tests and post-tests, a drop-down calculator (as used on the computerized NCLEX exam), interactive syringe activities, glossary, case study exercises, and medication administration videos.

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Instructor Supplements

Dosage Calculations (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319596 | ISBN-13: 9781111319595)

Best-selling DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features a three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations, along with a reader-friendly writing style, thorough math review, handy "work text" format, and instructor tools on CD-ROM.

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Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1439058482 | ISBN-13: 9781439058480)

Available online and on a CD-ROM, the Instructor Resources include approximately 400 book-coordinated lecture slides in PowerPoint®, an Instructor's Manual with answers and worked-out solutions to all questions in the book, a 500-question Test Bank in ExamView, and an Image Library.

Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Fractions  (ISBN-10: 1439058350 | ISBN-13: 9781439058350)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

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Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Ratio Rate and Proportion  (ISBN-10: 1439058385 | ISBN-13: 9781439058381)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

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Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Decimals  (ISBN-10: 1439058377 | ISBN-13: 9781439058374)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

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Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Percents  (ISBN-10: 1439058369 | ISBN-13: 9781439058367)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

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Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach  (ISBN-10: 1435454103 | ISBN-13: 9781435454101)

Now in its third edition, this market-leading resource retains the core strengths that made previous editions so successful, while providing the most up-to-date coverage of the science of conducting dosage calculations using a ratio-proportion approach! With a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, third edition contains all of the trusted tools needed to teach students how to significantly reduce errors and increase their confidence in dosage calculation. The book carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. It has been revised to reflect the most current drugs and protocol, as well as the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices, all in an effort to make this a solid resource and reference for anyone in, or entering the field.

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Dimensional Analysis for Meds  (ISBN-10: 1435438671 | ISBN-13: 9781435438675)

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.

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Clinical Calculations: A Unified Approach  (ISBN-10: 140185849X | ISBN-13: 9781401858490)

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.

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Dosage Calculation Practices for Nurses  (ISBN-10: 1435480295 | ISBN-13: 9781435480292)

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.

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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.

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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.

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3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online: Academic Institutional 2-Year Access  (ISBN-10: 1428312005 | ISBN-13: 9781428312005)

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 an online product which a school would order on behalf of their students if they did not want their students to have to pay for access. To adopt this course, please click on the "Adopt This Course" button 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.

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3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online - Academic Individual Access Code for students only!  (ISBN-10: 141807263X | ISBN-13: 9781418072636)

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 a physical package with an online access code that can be stocked in the bookstore or bundled with any book so that the cost of the product can be passed on to the student. These must be set up by the sales rep or instructor via an online form available on www.delmarlearning.com. You enter the access code at the www.delmarlearning.com website in the top right hand corner and have access for one year from initial log in. There is administrator reporting with this product once the online form is completed and the instructor’s Learner Code for the class is established.

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3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online = Academic Individual 2-Year Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428311998 | ISBN-13: 9781428311992)

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 a physical package with an online access code that can be stocked in the bookstore or bundled with any book so that the cost of the product can be passed on to the student. To adopt, please click on the "Adopt this Course" button on this webpage. Access is for one year from initial log in. There is administrator reporting with this product once the online form is completed and the instructor's Learner Code for the class is established.

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Student Supplements

Dosage Calculations (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319596 | ISBN-13: 9781111319595)

Best-selling DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features a three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations, along with a reader-friendly writing style, thorough math review, handy "work text" format, and instructor tools on CD-ROM.

List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $116.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $87.75

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133592090 | ISBN-13: 9781133592099)

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Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Fractions  (ISBN-10: 1439058350 | ISBN-13: 9781439058350)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

List Price = $35.95  | CengageBrain Price = $35.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.00

Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Ratio Rate and Proportion  (ISBN-10: 1439058385 | ISBN-13: 9781439058381)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

List Price = $35.95  | CengageBrain Price = $35.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.00

Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Decimals  (ISBN-10: 1439058377 | ISBN-13: 9781439058374)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

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Delmar’s Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals: The Basics of Percents  (ISBN-10: 1439058369 | ISBN-13: 9781439058367)

Delmar's Math Review Series for Health Care Professionals is the ideal resource for students, those just entering the health care field, and for practicing health care professionals who need to review mathematical concepts and take their basic arithmetic skills to the next level and is the perfect companion to any dosage calculations book! Designed as small modules of topic-specific math content, readers enjoy the flexibility to choose the areas they want to study. Additionally, the books in the series can be used in a classroom or online class setting, where an instructor presents the material and students practice the concepts presented, or as supplemental resource for those wishing to review the concepts on their own. The instructional sections are presented in a clear and straightforward manner enhancing the reader's learning experience. The emphasis is on a basic presentation of the concepts with numerous examples and their explanations to illustrate their various aspects. There are many opportunities for the reader to practice the concepts; and answers and explanations to the questions are included, so the reader can immediately check their answer and remediate as necessary.

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Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach  (ISBN-10: 1435454103 | ISBN-13: 9781435454101)

Now in its third edition, this market-leading resource retains the core strengths that made previous editions so successful, while providing the most up-to-date coverage of the science of conducting dosage calculations using a ratio-proportion approach! With a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, third edition contains all of the trusted tools needed to teach students how to significantly reduce errors and increase their confidence in dosage calculation. The book carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. It has been revised to reflect the most current drugs and protocol, as well as the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices, all in an effort to make this a solid resource and reference for anyone in, or entering the field.

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Dimensional Analysis for Meds  (ISBN-10: 1435438671 | ISBN-13: 9781435438675)

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.

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Clinical Calculations: A Unified Approach  (ISBN-10: 140185849X | ISBN-13: 9781401858490)

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.

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Dosage Calculation Practices for Nurses  (ISBN-10: 1435480295 | ISBN-13: 9781435480292)

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.

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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.

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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.

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3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online: Academic Institutional 2-Year Access  (ISBN-10: 1428312005 | ISBN-13: 9781428312005)

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 an online product which a school would order on behalf of their students if they did not want their students to have to pay for access. To adopt this course, please click on the "Adopt This Course" button 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.

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3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online - Academic Individual Access Code for students only!  (ISBN-10: 141807263X | ISBN-13: 9781418072636)

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 a physical package with an online access code that can be stocked in the bookstore or bundled with any book so that the cost of the product can be passed on to the student. These must be set up by the sales rep or instructor via an online form available on www.delmarlearning.com. You enter the access code at the www.delmarlearning.com website in the top right hand corner and have access for one year from initial log in. There is administrator reporting with this product once the online form is completed and the instructor’s Learner Code for the class is established.

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3-2-1 Calc! Comprehensive Dosage Calculations Online = Academic Individual 2-Year Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428311998 | ISBN-13: 9781428311992)

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 a physical package with an online access code that can be stocked in the bookstore or bundled with any book so that the cost of the product can be passed on to the student. To adopt, please click on the "Adopt this Course" button on this webpage. Access is for one year from initial log in. There is administrator reporting with this product once the online form is completed and the instructor's Learner Code for the class is established.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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

Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.