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Drug calculations for nurses : a step-by-step approach

Lapham, Robert (author.).

Summary: This new edition of Drug Calculations for Nurses teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Separate chapters focus on children, adults and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations, with new content on pregnancy, and renal and liver function. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter, and this new edition includes more calculations for prescribing and patient-focused scenarios.

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  • ISBN: 9780367522322
  • ISBN: 0367522322
  • ISBN: 9780367522353
  • ISBN: 0367522357
  • ISBN: 9781000389913
  • ISBN: 9781000389876
  • ISBN: 9781003057062
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 401 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previous edition: Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2015.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: 1. Introduction 2. Basics 3. First Principles 4. Percent and Percentages 5. Units and Equivalences 6. Moles and Millimoles 7. Drug Strengths or Concentrations -- Part II: 8. Dosage Calculations 9. Infusion Rate Calculations 10. Intravenous Therapy and Infusion Devices -- Part III: 11. Action and Administration of Medicines 12. Adverse Drug Reactions 13. Drug Interactions 14. Children and Medicines 15. Older people and Medicines 16. Medicines- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding 17. Sources and Interpretation of Drug Information 18. Answers to Problem.
Subject: Pharmaceutical arithmetic
Nursing Mathematics
Pharmaceutical arithmetic Problems, exercises, etc
Nursing Mathematics Problems, exercises, etc
Drugs Dosage
Drug Dosage Calculations
Pharmaceutical Preparations administration & dosage

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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