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

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

Lapham, Robert, author

This handy, introductory guide will enable nurses to perform drug calculations both confidently and competently. It includes worked examples, detailed explanations and graded exercises to promote easy learning

Paperback, Book. English.
Fourth edition
Published Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2015

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Details

Edition statement: Robert Lapham.
ISBN: 148224845X, 9781482248456
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: London: Hodder Arnold, 2009.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 336 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Subject: Nursing Mathematics Problems, exercises, etc.; Pharmaceutical arithmetic Problems, exercises, etc.; Health and Fitness.; Health and Wellbeing.; Pharmaceutical arithmetic.; Nursing Mathematics.

Contents

  1. MATHEMATICS
  2. Basics
  3. Introduction
  4. Arithmetic Symbols
  5. Basic Maths
  6. Rules of Arithmetic
  7. Fractions and Decimals
  8. Roman Numerals
  9. Powers or Exponentials
  10. First Principles
  11. Before We Start
  12. Sense of Number and the Use of Calculators or Formulae
  13. Estimation of Answers
  14. The 'One Unit' Rule
  15. Checking Your Answer - Does it Seem Reasonable?
  16. Putting it All Together
  17. Minimizing Errors
  18. Percent and Percentages
  19. Introduction
  20. Percent and Percentages
  21. Converting Fractions to Percentages and Vice Versa
  22. Converting decimals to Percentages and Vice Versa
  23. Calculations Involving Percentages
  24. Drug Calculations Involving Percentages
  25. How to Use the Percentage Key on Your Calculator
  26. Units and Equivalences
  27. Introduction
  28. SI Units
  29. Prefixes Used in Clinical Practice
  30. Equivalences
  31. Conversion from One Unit to Another
  32. Guide to Writing Units
  33. Moles and Millimoles
  34. Introduction
  35. What are Moles and Millimoles?
  36. Millimoles and Micromoles
  37. Drug Strengths or Concentrations
  38. Introduction
  39. Percentage Concentration mg/mL concentrations
  40. '1 In .' Concentrations or Ratio Strengths
  41. Parts Per Million (ppm)
  42. Drugs Expressed in Units
  43. PERFORMING CALCULATIONS
  44. Dosage Calculations
  45. Introduction
  46. Calculating the Number of Tablets or Capsules Required
  47. Drug Dosages Based on Patient Parameters
  48. Ways of Expressing Doses
  49. Calculating Drug Dosages
  50. Displacement Values or Volumes
  51. Prescriber Calculations
  52. Infusion Rate Calculations
  53. Introduction
  54. Drip Rate Calculations (drops/min)
  55. Conversion of Dosages to mL/hour
  56. Conversion of mL/hour Back to a Dose
  57. Calculating the Length of Time for IV Infusions
  58. ADMINISTERING MEDICINES
  59. Intravenous Therapy and Infusion Devices
  60. IV Infusion Therapy
  61. Answers
  62. Infusion Devices
  63. Infusion Device Classification
  64. Action and Administration of Medicines
  65. Action and Administration of Medicines
  66. Introduction
  67. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  68. Administration of Medicines
  69. Promoting the Safer use of Injectable Medicines
  70. Children and Medicines
  71. Introduction
  72. Drug Handling in Children
  73. Pharmacodynamics
  74. Routes of Administration of Drugs
  75. Practical Implications
  76. Useful Reference Books
  77. Approximate Values Useful in the Calculation of Doses in Children
  78. The Elderly and Medicines
  79. Introduction
  80. Drug Handling in the Elderly
  81. Specific Problems in the Elderly
  82. General Principles
  83. Sources and Interpretation of Drug Information
  84. Introduction
  85. Sources of Drug Information
  86. The Internet
  87. Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
  88. Revision Test
  89. Section One: Basics
  90. Per cent and Percentages
  91. Units and Equivalences
  92. Drug Strengths or Concentrations
  93. Dosage Calculations
  94. Infusion Rate Calculations
  95. Compare Your Scores
  96. Answers to Problems
  97. Answers to Problems Set in Chapters
  98. Per Cent and Percentages
  99. Units and Equivalences
  100. Moles and Millimoles
  101. Drug Strengths or Concentrations
  102. Dosage Calculations
  103. Infusion Rate Calculations
  104. Action and Administration of Medicine
  105. Appendices
  106. Body Surface Area (BSA) Estimates
  107. Weight Conversion Tables
  108. Height Conversion Tables
  109. Calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI)
  110. Estimation of Renal Function
  111. Abbreviations Used in Prescriptions

Author note

Robert Lapham,BPharm, Clin Dip Pharm, clinical pharmacist, Sunderland, UK