Clinical Calculations: With Applications to General and Specialty Areas

Author: Joyce LeFever Kee


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  • ISBN: 9781455703845
  • Author: Joyce LeFever Kee
  • Publ Date: 2012-02-29
  • Edition: 7
  • Pages: 416
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 14063

Table of Contents :

Part I: Basic Math Review Part II: Systems, Conversion, and Methods of Drug Calculation 1. Systems Used for Drug Administration 2. Conversion Within the Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems 3. Interpretation of Drug Labels, Drug Orders, Bar Codes, MAR and eMAR, Automation of Medication Dispensing Administration, and Abbreviations 4. NEW! Prevention of Medication Errors 5. Alternative Methods for Drug Administration 6. Methods of Calculation 7. Methods of Calculation for Individualized Drug Dosing Part III: Calculations of Oral, Injectable, and Intravenous Drugs 8. Oral and Enteral Preparations with Clinical Applications 9. Injectable Preparations with Clinical Applications 10. Intravenous Preparations with Clinical Applications Part IV: Calculations for Specialty Areas 11. Pediatrics 12. Critical Care 13. Pediatric Critical Care 14. Labor and Delivery 15. Community Part V: Post-Test: Oral Preparations, Injectables, Intravenous, and Pediatrics Appendix A: Guidelines for Administration of Medications Appendix B: Nomograms References


Covering all four major drug calculation methods, this resource makes it easy to learn and apply drug calculations used in nursing practice today. Clear explanations of ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis allow you to choose the method that works best for you. A variety of realistic practice problems cover specialty areas and lifespan issues including pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.


"The book usefully links calculations to actual conditions and diagnoses, helping nurses to like theory to practice." Nursing Standard, March 25 2009


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