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Math for nurses : a pocket guide to dosage calculation and drug preparation / Mary Jo Boyer, RN, PhD, Vice Provost and Vice President, Branch Campus Operations, Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Former Dean and Professor of Nursing, Delaware County Community College, Media Pennsylvania.

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  • ISBN: 9781496303417
  • ISBN: 1496303415
  • Physical Description: xiv, 418 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
  • Edition: Edition 9.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2016]

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Includes index.
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Preassessment test : mathematics skills review -- Fractions -- Decimals -- Percents, ratio, and proportion -- The metric, household, and apothecary systems of measurement -- Approximate equivalents and system conversions -- Medication labels -- Oral dosage calculations -- Parenteral dosage calculations -- Intravenous therapy -- Intravenous therapies: critical care applications -- Insulin -- Heparin preparation and dosage calculations : subcutaneous and intravenous -- Pediatric dosage calculations and intravenous therapy -- Solutions and drug reconstitution.
Subject: Pharmaceutical arithmetic > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Nursing > Mathematics > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Pharmaceutical Preparations > administration & dosage.
Dosage Forms.
Drug Dosage Calculations.
Genre: Handbooks.
Nurses' Instruction.

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Math for Nurses : A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation
Math for Nurses : A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation
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Table of Contents

Math for Nurses : A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Unit 1Basic Mathematics Review and Refresherp. 1
1    Preassessment Test: Mathematics Skills Reviewp. 3
2    Fractionsp. 9
        The Denominator of a Fractionp. 10
        The Numerator of a Fractionp. 12
        Concept of Sizep. 13
        Types of Fractions and Valuep. 15
        Equivalent or Equal Fractionsp. 17
        Simplify or Reduce Fractions to Their Lowest Termsp. 18
        Find the Least Common Denominatorp. 20
        Conversionp. 21
        Adding Fractionsp. 24
        Adding Mixed Numbersp. 28
        Subtracting Fractionsp. 29
        Subtracting Mixed Numbersp. 31
        Multiplying Fractionsp. 36
        Dividing Fractionsp. 38
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 42
3    Decimalsp. 45
        Compare Decimal Valuesp. 49
        Adding Decimalsp. 51
        Subtracting Decimalsp. 52
        Multiplying Decimalsp. 53
        Multiplying by 10, 100, or 1,000p. 55
        Dividing Decimalsp. 55
        Dividing by 10, 100, or 1,000p. 57
        Changing Fractions to Decimalsp. 60
        Changing Decimals to Fractionsp. 61
        Rounding Off Decimalsp. 62
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 64
4    Percents, Ratio, and Proportionp. 67
        Percentp. 68
        Fractions and Percentsp. 69
        Decimals and Percentsp. 72
        Ratio and Proportionp. 76
        Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for xp. 79
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 88
        End of Unit 1 Reviewp. 93
Unit 2Measurement Systemsp. 97
5    The Metric, Household, and Apothecary Systems of Measurementp. 99
        The Metric Systemp. 100
        Meter-Lengthp. 102
        Liter-Volumep. 102
        Gram-Weightp. 102
        The Apothecary Systemp. 103
        Household Measurementsp. 106
        Converting Within the Same System: Metric Systemp. 110
        Converting Within the Same Systems: Household and Apothecaryp. 113
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 116
6    Approximate Equivalents and System Conversionsp. 119
        Dosage Calculations: Converting Between Systemsp. 120
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 125
        End of Unit 2 Reviewp. 128
Unit 3Dosage Calculationsp. 131
7    Medication Labelsp. 134
        Interpreting a Medication Labelp. 135
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 142
8    Oral Dosage Calculationsp. 145
        Calculating Oral Dosagesp. 147
        Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System and the Same Unit of Measurementp. 156
        Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System but with Different Units of Measurementp. 160
        Dosage Calculations for Medications in Different Systemsp. 163
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 168
9    Parenteral Dosage Calculationsp. 172
        Packaging, Syringes, and Needlesp. 173
        Types of Injectionsp. 176
        Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System and the Same Unit of Measurementp. 177
        Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurementp. 181
        Dosage Calculations for Medications in Different Systemsp. 182
        Penicillinp. 184
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 186
10    Intravenous Therapy 191
        Key Termsp. 192
        Intravenous Fluidsp. 193
        Intravenous Infusion Sets and Linesp. 196
        Infusion Devicesp. 198
        Calculate Intravenous Fluid Administrationp. 199
        Calculate Infusion Time in Hours and Minutesp. 202
        Calculate Flow Rate in Milliliters per Hour for Gravity or Pump Infusionsp. 203
        Calculate IV Drip Rate or Drops per Minutep. 206
        Constant Factorsp. 210
        Intermittent Intravenous Administrationp. 212
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 218
11    Intravenous Therapiesp. 221
        Calculate Flow Rate (Milliliters per Hour) When Dosage Is Knownp. 223
        Calculate Dosage, per Hour or per Minute, When Flow Rate Is Knownp. 228
        Titrate IV Fluidsp. 233
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 235
12    Insulinp. 242
        Insulin Preparationp. 243
        Types of Insulinp. 244
        Insulin Delivery Devicesp. 247
        Insulin Administrationp. 252
        Preparing Insulin for Injectionp. 253
        Mixing Two Types of Insulin in One Syringep. 254
        Continuous Intravenous Insulin Infusionp. 258
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 260
13    Heparin Preparation and Dosage Calculationsp. 264
        Heparin for Subcutaneous Injectionp. 268
        Heparin for Intravenous Infusionp. 271
        Calculate Heparin Flow Rate (Milliliters per Hour) When Units of Heparin per Hour Are Orderedp. 272
        Calculate Heparin Dosage (Units per Hour) When Heparin Is Ordered in Milliliters per Hourp. 275
        Heparin Administration Based on Weightp. 276
        Weight-Based Heparin Protocolp. 278
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 283
14    Pediatric Dosage Calculations and Intravenous Therapyp. 289
        Weight Conversionsp. 293
        Estimate Safe Total Daily Dosagep. 298
        Calculate Oral and Parenteral Dosages Based on Body Weight (Milligrams per Kilogram)p. 300
        Estimate Body Surface Areap. 304
        Dosage Calculations Based on Body Surface Areap. 305
        Calculate Intravenous Flow Ratep. 312
        Calculate Intermittent Intravenous Medication Administration (Intravenous Piggyback [IVPB])p. 314
        Calculate IV Push (IVP) Medicationsp. 320
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 322
15    Solutions and Drug Reconstitutionp. 330
        Ratio and Proportionp. 331
        Reconstitution: Preparing Injections Packaged as Powdersp. 332
        Preparing an Oral or Enteral Feedingp. 338
        Preparing a Topical Irrigating Solutionp. 340
        End of Chapter Reviewp. 341
        End of Unit 3 Reviewp. 343
        Answersp. 353
A    Roman Numeralsp. 377
B    Rounding Off Decimalsp. 380
C    Abbreviations for Drug Preparation and Administrationp. 382
D    Intradermal Injectionsp. 386
E    Subcutaneous Injectionsp. 388
F    Intramuscular Injectionsp. 390
G    Z-Track Injectionsp. 392
H    Pediatric Intramuscular Injectionsp. 395
I    Nursing Concerns for Pediatric Drug Administrationp. 397
J    Nursing Considerations for Critical Care Drug Administrationp. 399
K    Nursing Considerations for Medication Administration for the Trauma Patientp. 401
L    Nursing Concerns for Geriatric Drug Administrationp. 403
    Mp. 406
    Np. 408
Indexp. 411

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