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Calculating Drug Dosages : a Patient-Safe Approach to Nursing and Math.

Author: Sandra Luz Martinez DeCastillo; Maryanne Werner-McCullough
Publisher: Pennsylvania : F.A. Davis Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Conquer your fears and understand the most common math concepts used in nursing practice today.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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DeCastillo, Sandra Luz Martinez.
Calculating Drug Dosages : A Patient-Safe Approach to Nursing and Math.
Pennsylvania : F.A. Davis Company, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Luz Martinez DeCastillo; Maryanne Werner-McCullough
ISBN: 9780803644793 0803644795
OCLC Number: 962447586
Notes: Unit Review-Evaluate for Clinical Decision Making.
Description: 1 online resource (564 pages)
Contents: Inside Front Cover; Title Page ; Copyright; Dedication; Preface ; Reviewers ; Acknowledgments ; Table of Contents ; Unit 1 Safety in Medication Administration ; Chapter 1 Safety in Medication Administration; The Institute of Medicine; More Safety Practices; The Medication Administration Process; Safety in Drug Dosage Calculations and Clinical Reasoning; Chapter 2 The Drug Label; The Right Drug; The Generic Name; The Brand Name; The Drug Name and Tall Man Lettering; The Strength of the Medication; The Dosage Form; The Dosage Strength; The Route of Administration; Dosage and Administration. Reconstitution of Powdered DrugsThe Expiration Date; Controlled Substances; Black Box Warning and the Role of the FDA; Single-Dose and Multi-Dose Containers; Storage Information; Total Amount in Bottle; Lot Number; Manufacturer's Name; Working With Drug Labels; Unit Review-Evaluate for Clinical Decision Making; Unit 2 Systems of Measurement; Chapter 3 The Metric System; The Decimal System; The Decimal Point (.); The Use of a Zero and the Decimal Point; The Decimal Fraction and Place Value; The Metric System and the Standard Prefixes and Symbols; Using Metric Prefixes and Symbols. The Metric Line and the Base Units of MeasurementThe Metric Line and Movement of the Decimal Point; Using the Metric Line to Solve Metric Problems; Standard Rules for Writing Metric Numbers; The Micro Symbol; Chapter 4 The Household System; Household System Notations; Converting Within the Household Units of Measurement; Using the Household and Metric Systems; Unit Review-Evaluate for Clinical Decision Making; Unit 3 Methods of Calculation; Chapter 5 Linear Ratio and Proportion; Ratios; Proportions; Information Needed to Set Up a Linear Proportion. Solving Dosage Calculations With a Linear ProportionSetting Up the Proportion When the Units of Measurement Are Not the Same; Working With Conversions Between the Metric and the Household Systems; Working With the Conversion of Multiple Units of Measurement; Chapter 6 Fractional Ratio and Proportion; Ratios; Proportions; Information Needed to Set Up a Fractional Proportion; Solving Dosage Calculations With a Fractional Proportion; Working With Conversions for Other Clinical Calculations; Chapter 7 Dimensional Analysis; The Dimensional Analysis Method; Conversion Factors. Drug Dosage CalculationsInformation Needed to Set Up a Drug Dosage Dimensional Analysis Problem; Using More Than One Conversion Factor; Working With Conversions for Other Clinical Calculations; Chapter 8 Formula Method; The Formula; Information Needed to Set Up the Formula; Setting Up the Formula Using the D, H, and V; Setting Up the Formula When the Units of Measurement Are Not the Same; Working With Conversions Within the Metric System; Working With Conversions Between the Metric and the Household Systems; Working With Multiple Conversion Factors.

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