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Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations / Edition 5

Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations / Edition 5

by Anna M. CurrenAnna M. Curren


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Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations, Fifth Edition is written by the leading calculations author, whose texts have educated over a million nursing students to date. The hallmark of this text is that it focuses on dimensional analysis, the simplest and most accurate dosage calculation method in use. In addition, this text is an essential resource for realistic scenarios and examples for students to learn from.

The overarching focus of the Fifth Edition is on the metric system, as 98% of all clinical calculations require use of this system. It is crucial that students have a firm understanding of this concept and can perform metric system calculations before they move into clinical practice. The text has been completely updated to feature the most relevant and real-world content as well as to reflect ‘the way it really is’ in dosage calculations. The author also emphasizes the importance of knowing what do in the event of a calculation error in case one occurs in practice.

Key Features:
• Multiple step calculations are reduced to a single equation to eliminate confusion
• Focuses exclusively on dimensional analysis, rather than trying to cover all three methods
• Unnecessary and outdated content has been eliminated
• Content is organized from simple to complex concepts
• Navigate 2 Premier Access online course

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781284172911
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Edition description: 5th ed.
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 692,649
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Former Associate Professor of Nursing, Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, California

Table of Contents

Section 1 The Metric System and Additional Drug Measures
Chapter 1 The Metric/SI System
Chapter 2 Additional Drug Measures: Unit s, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, and Household
Section 2 Refresher Math
Chapter 3 Basic Common Fraction Math
Chapter 4 Solving for X in Common Fraction Equations
Section 3 Safe Medication Administration
Chapter 5 Safe Medication Administration
Section 4 Introduction to Clinical Calculations
Chapter 6 Oral Medication Lab el Dosage Calculation
Chapter 7 Hypodermic Syringe Management
Chapter 8 Parenteral Medication Lab el Dosage Calculation
Chapter 9 Measuring Insulin Dosages
Chapter 10 Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
Section 5 Dimensional Analysis in Clinical Calculations
Chapter 11 Introduction to Dimensional Analysis
Section 6 Intravenous Calculations
Chapter 12 IV Flow Rate Calculations
Chapter 13 IV Infusion and Completion Time Calculations
Chapter 14 IV Medication and Titration Calculations
Chapter 15 Heparin Infusion Calculations
Section 7 Dosage Based on Body Weight and Body Surface Area
Chapter 16 Dosage Based on Body Weight
Chapter 17 Dosage Based on Body Surface Area (BSA)
Section 8 Pediatric Medication Considerations
Chapter 18 Pediatric Oral and Parenteral Medications
Chapter 19 Pediatric IV Medications

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