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Calculating drug doses safely: a handbook for nurses and midwives

Calculating drug doses safely: a handbook for nurses and midwives

Downie, George, 1944-; Williams, Arthur; Mackenzie, Jean

This text helps members of the medical profession to make accurate drug calculations and aims to help to improve patient safety. It is designed for the needs of both student nurses and registered nurses

Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, c2006

Available at Middlesbrough Campus.

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Statement of responsibility: George Downie, Jean Mackenzie, Arthur Williams
ISBN: 0443074607, 9780443074608
Intended audience: Professional & Scholarly.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: ix, 155 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: MQC: Nursing


  1. Introduction: Why this book is needed.
  2. 1. Methods of expressing strengths of medicines
  3. 2. Essential arithmetic
  4. 3. How to do a drug calculation
  5. 4. Calculating oral and other non-injectable doses
  6. 5. Calculating parenteral doses
  7. Appendices: Abbreviations. Arithmetical Signs. Glossary. Self-assessment. Answers to questions about labels. Answers to calculations. Answers to self-assessment.
  8. Index.