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]
Content descriptions
General Note: | Includes index. |
Bibliography, etc. Note: | Includes bibliographical references and index. |
Formatted Contents Note: | 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. |
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Genre: | Handbooks. Nurses' Instruction. |
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
Section | Section Description | Page Number |
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Unit 1 | Basic Mathematics Review and Refresher | p. 1 |
1 | Preassessment Test: Mathematics Skills Review | p. 3 |
2 | Fractions | p. 9 |
The Denominator of a Fraction | p. 10 | |
The Numerator of a Fraction | p. 12 | |
Concept of Size | p. 13 | |
Types of Fractions and Value | p. 15 | |
Equivalent or Equal Fractions | p. 17 | |
Simplify or Reduce Fractions to Their Lowest Terms | p. 18 | |
Find the Least Common Denominator | p. 20 | |
Conversion | p. 21 | |
Adding Fractions | p. 24 | |
Adding Mixed Numbers | p. 28 | |
Subtracting Fractions | p. 29 | |
Subtracting Mixed Numbers | p. 31 | |
Multiplying Fractions | p. 36 | |
Dividing Fractions | p. 38 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 42 | |
3 | Decimals | p. 45 |
Compare Decimal Values | p. 49 | |
Adding Decimals | p. 51 | |
Subtracting Decimals | p. 52 | |
Multiplying Decimals | p. 53 | |
Multiplying by 10, 100, or 1,000 | p. 55 | |
Dividing Decimals | p. 55 | |
Dividing by 10, 100, or 1,000 | p. 57 | |
Changing Fractions to Decimals | p. 60 | |
Changing Decimals to Fractions | p. 61 | |
Rounding Off Decimals | p. 62 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 64 | |
4 | Percents, Ratio, and Proportion | p. 67 |
Percent | p. 68 | |
Fractions and Percents | p. 69 | |
Decimals and Percents | p. 72 | |
Ratio and Proportion | p. 76 | |
Use of Ratio and Proportion: Solving for x | p. 79 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 88 | |
End of Unit 1 Review | p. 93 | |
Unit 2 | Measurement Systems | p. 97 |
5 | The Metric, Household, and Apothecary Systems of Measurement | p. 99 |
The Metric System | p. 100 | |
Meter-Length | p. 102 | |
Liter-Volume | p. 102 | |
Gram-Weight | p. 102 | |
The Apothecary System | p. 103 | |
Household Measurements | p. 106 | |
Converting Within the Same System: Metric System | p. 110 | |
Converting Within the Same Systems: Household and Apothecary | p. 113 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 116 | |
6 | Approximate Equivalents and System Conversions | p. 119 |
Dosage Calculations: Converting Between Systems | p. 120 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 125 | |
End of Unit 2 Review | p. 128 | |
Unit 3 | Dosage Calculations | p. 131 |
7 | Medication Labels | p. 134 |
Interpreting a Medication Label | p. 135 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 142 | |
8 | Oral Dosage Calculations | p. 145 |
Calculating Oral Dosages | p. 147 | |
Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System and the Same Unit of Measurement | p. 156 | |
Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System but with Different Units of Measurement | p. 160 | |
Dosage Calculations for Medications in Different Systems | p. 163 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 168 | |
9 | Parenteral Dosage Calculations | p. 172 |
Packaging, Syringes, and Needles | p. 173 | |
Types of Injections | p. 176 | |
Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System and the Same Unit of Measurement | p. 177 | |
Dosage Calculations for Medications in the Same System but Having Different Units of Measurement | p. 181 | |
Dosage Calculations for Medications in Different Systems | p. 182 | |
Penicillin | p. 184 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 186 | |
10 | Intravenous Therapy 191 | |
Key Terms | p. 192 | |
Intravenous Fluids | p. 193 | |
Intravenous Infusion Sets and Lines | p. 196 | |
Infusion Devices | p. 198 | |
Calculate Intravenous Fluid Administration | p. 199 | |
Calculate Infusion Time in Hours and Minutes | p. 202 | |
Calculate Flow Rate in Milliliters per Hour for Gravity or Pump Infusions | p. 203 | |
Calculate IV Drip Rate or Drops per Minute | p. 206 | |
Constant Factors | p. 210 | |
Intermittent Intravenous Administration | p. 212 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 218 | |
11 | Intravenous Therapies | p. 221 |
Calculate Flow Rate (Milliliters per Hour) When Dosage Is Known | p. 223 | |
Calculate Dosage, per Hour or per Minute, When Flow Rate Is Known | p. 228 | |
Titrate IV Fluids | p. 233 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 235 | |
12 | Insulin | p. 242 |
Insulin Preparation | p. 243 | |
Types of Insulin | p. 244 | |
Insulin Delivery Devices | p. 247 | |
Insulin Administration | p. 252 | |
Preparing Insulin for Injection | p. 253 | |
Mixing Two Types of Insulin in One Syringe | p. 254 | |
Continuous Intravenous Insulin Infusion | p. 258 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 260 | |
13 | Heparin Preparation and Dosage Calculations | p. 264 |
Heparin for Subcutaneous Injection | p. 268 | |
Heparin for Intravenous Infusion | p. 271 | |
Calculate Heparin Flow Rate (Milliliters per Hour) When Units of Heparin per Hour Are Ordered | p. 272 | |
Calculate Heparin Dosage (Units per Hour) When Heparin Is Ordered in Milliliters per Hour | p. 275 | |
Heparin Administration Based on Weight | p. 276 | |
Weight-Based Heparin Protocol | p. 278 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 283 | |
14 | Pediatric Dosage Calculations and Intravenous Therapy | p. 289 |
Weight Conversions | p. 293 | |
Estimate Safe Total Daily Dosage | p. 298 | |
Calculate Oral and Parenteral Dosages Based on Body Weight (Milligrams per Kilogram) | p. 300 | |
Estimate Body Surface Area | p. 304 | |
Dosage Calculations Based on Body Surface Area | p. 305 | |
Calculate Intravenous Flow Rate | p. 312 | |
Calculate Intermittent Intravenous Medication Administration (Intravenous Piggyback [IVPB]) | p. 314 | |
Calculate IV Push (IVP) Medications | p. 320 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 322 | |
15 | Solutions and Drug Reconstitution | p. 330 |
Ratio and Proportion | p. 331 | |
Reconstitution: Preparing Injections Packaged as Powders | p. 332 | |
Preparing an Oral or Enteral Feeding | p. 338 | |
Preparing a Topical Irrigating Solution | p. 340 | |
End of Chapter Review | p. 341 | |
End of Unit 3 Review | p. 343 | |
Answers | p. 353 | |
Appendices | ||
A | Roman Numerals | p. 377 |
B | Rounding Off Decimals | p. 380 |
C | Abbreviations for Drug Preparation and Administration | p. 382 |
D | Intradermal Injections | p. 386 |
E | Subcutaneous Injections | p. 388 |
F | Intramuscular Injections | p. 390 |
G | Z-Track Injections | p. 392 |
H | Pediatric Intramuscular Injections | p. 395 |
I | Nursing Concerns for Pediatric Drug Administration | p. 397 |
J | Nursing Considerations for Critical Care Drug Administration | p. 399 |
K | Nursing Considerations for Medication Administration for the Trauma Patient | p. 401 |
L | Nursing Concerns for Geriatric Drug Administration | p. 403 |
M | p. 406 | |
N | p. 408 | |
Index | p. 411 |