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Learn how to make accurate drug calculations and administer medications safely! Calculate with Confidence, 8th Edition makes it easy to understand the three major methods of dosage calculation - ratio and proportion, formula method, and dimensional analysis. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide you through accurate calculation and safe administration of drug dosages. Thousands of practice problems ensure that you gain proficiency, QSEN principles prioritize client safety, and an emphasis on clinical reasoning helps you prevent medication errors. New Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) case studies help in improving clinical judgment skills. With this popular text from educator Deborah C. Morris, you will learn to calculate drug dosages and administer medications with confidence.

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Unit One: Math Review
Pre-Test
1. Fractions
2. Decimals
3. Ratio and Proportion
4. Percentages
Post-Test
Unit Two: Systems of Measurement
5. Metric System
6. Apothecary and Household Systems
7. Converting Within and Between Systems
8. Additional Conversions Useful in the Health Care Setting
Unit Three: Methods of Administration and Calculation
9. Medication Administration
10. Understanding and Interpreting Medication Orders
11. Medication Administration Records and Drug Distribution Systems
12. Reading Medication Labels
13. Dosage Calculation Using the Ratio and Proportion Method
14. Dosage Calculation Using the Formula Method
15. Dosage Calculation Using the Dimensional Analysis Method
Unit Four: Oral and Parenteral Dosage Forms, Insulin and Pediatric Dosage Calculations
16. Calculation of Oral Medications
17. Parenteral Medications
18. Reconstitution of Solutions
19. Insulin
Unit Five: Intravenous, Heparin, and Critical Care Calculations and Pediatric Dosage Calculations
20: Intravenous Solutions and Equipment
21. Basic Intravenous Calculations
22. Heparin Calculations
23. Critical Care Calculations
24. Pediatric and Adult Dosage Calculation Based on Weight
Comprehensive Post-Test
Bibliography
Appendix A: Apothecary System
Appendix B: FDA and ISMP Lists of Look-Alike Drug Names with Recommended Tall Man Letters
Appendix C: TJC's "Do Not Use List of Abbreviations
Appendix D: ISMP's List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations
Appendix E: ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Acute Care Settings
Appendix F: ISMP List of High-Alert Medications in Community/Ambulatory Healthcare
Index
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      9780323751575
    • UPC/ISBN
      9780323751575
    • Stock Last Checked
      May 29, 2024
  • Manufacturer
    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Nov 11, 2021
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