Basic Maths for Nurses

Includes Dosage Calculations with Examples, Exercises and Mock Tests

Author: Vali Nasser

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517357672

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Page: 110

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This book is aimed at helping Student Nurses to pass their entrance exam as well as Nurses to become familiar with basic maths and dosage calculations with ease. It will also help you to improve your speed in Mental Arithmetic and re-visit some other areas in arithmetic especially if you did your maths a long time ago or do not feel very confident in this subject. Everyday nursing involves being able to work accurately with dosage calculations and be familiar with simple conversions in metric measures (for example mg to mcg). In addition you need to be able to work out total dosage in tablet or liquid form for a given body weight be able to use formulas to work out BMI (body mass index), infusion rates, percentage strength, solution strength, and so on. This book contains many examples, exercises and four Mock Tests to help you prepare for your entrance exam.
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Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Amy Pickar-Abernethy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1439058474

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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The best-selling dosage calculations book on the market, Gloria Pickar's DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features the three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations that nursing and other health care professionals prefer, along with a reader-friendly writing style and handy work text format. In addition to easing readers into the math with a thorough review, the book uses a logic-based process to build confidence and limit anxiety. Featuring full-color images of drug labels, critical thinking assessments, extensive clinical examples, and a host of interactive supplements, including an accompanying online tutorial, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition gives readers the skills they need to master dosage calculations in any clinical setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Math for Nurses

A Problem Solving Approach

Author: Sally Irene Lipsey,Donna D. Ignatavicius

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 389

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This book presents dosage calculation and other mathematics problems faced by nursing students. It follows a problem-solving method which parallels the nursing process and provides students with a practical guide for solving all kinds of basic maths problems. Features include a comprehensive review of basic maths principles; ratio and proportion method of dosage calculation; nearly 2000 exercises, with answers to odd-numbered questions given in text; pre-test and post-test for each chapter; the essentials of medication administration and documentation; and an easy-to-learn four step problem-solving method.
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Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach

Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Amy Pickar-Abernethy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446011

Category: Medical

Page: 784

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An excellent resource for anyone in or entering the field, market-leading DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, fourth edition, teaches users how to reduce errors while building their confidence in dosage calculation. Extremely reader friendly, the text includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and numerous critical thinking assessments. It carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. Reducing the math anxiety that many readers have, the text's unique three-step method of calculating dosages-Convert, Think, Calculate-trains students to approach calculations logically and with a decreased risk of medication errors. The fourth edition reflects the most current drugs and protocol, regulations on medication abbreviations, medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices. Clinical simulations and Clinical Reasoning Skills scenarios based on QSEN principles help students develop clinical reasoning skills, while Section Examinations include test items formatted like graduate licensure examinations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Dimensional Analysis

Calculating Dosage Safely

Author: Tracy Horntvedt

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803689799

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Dosage calculations can be intimidating, but they don’t need to be. Dimensional analysis is an easy, systematic approach that shows you how to master simple to complex calculations with consistency and accuracy and reduce medication errors with simple safety mechanisms.
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Drug Calculations

Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice

Author: Meta Brown,Joyce M. Mulholland,Joyce L. Mulholland

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032331659X

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 512

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Extensively covering the ratio and proportion method, Drug Calculations: Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice, 10th Edition is known for its realistic practice problems and unique "proof" step in the answer key that lets you double-check your answers to avoid medication errors. This text addresses the current issue of patient safety with respect to accurate drug dosages through the inclusion of QSEN competencies recommendations - and with features such as new Clinical Relevance boxes and Clinical Alerts that call attention to situations in actual practice that have resulted in drug errors. You will get extensive hands-on practice for the NCLEX Exam through the text's calculation problems, critical thinking exercises, worksheets, and assessment tests. Over 1,100 practice problems in ratio and proportion offer the extensive practice needed to become proficient in drug calculations. Step-by-step format for each problem includes a unique Proof step in the answer key to ensure that you understand the solution. Patient Safety chapter helps you prevent medication errors and understand drug labels, medication administration forms, and physician's order forms. Multiple-choice Worksheets within each chapter help you prepare for the NCLEX examination. Critical thinking exercises aid you in applying analytical skills and drug calculations to clinical practice. Clinical Alerts highlight potential and common drug calculation errors. Full-color drug labels and equipment illustrations provide you with a realistic representation of medication administration and what you will encounter in the clinical setting. Detailed coverage of the ratio and proportion method provides a logical, accurate, and consistent method of drug calculation. Worksheets follow each chapter section for additional practice and application of drug calculations. NEW! Vocabulary section at the beginning of each chapter provides you with a convenient reference to definitions of terms used throughout the chapter. NEW! Clinical Relevance boxes integrate medication-related clinical practice concepts, such as: nursing practice, high-risk medications, safety issues, and common administration errors.
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The Nurse, the Math, the Meds Pageburst Access Code

Drug Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis

Author: Joyce L. Mulholland,Joyce M. Mulholland,Susan Turner

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323095112

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; the product description may vary from the print textbook. Use the simplicity of the dimensional analysis method to minimize drug calculation errors! The Nurse, The Math, The Meds, 2nd Edition helps you overcome any math anxiety you may have by clearly explaining how to use the dimensional analysis method. It shows how to analyze practice problems, find the reasonable answer, and then evaluate it. But first, it lets you refresh your math skills with a review of essential math. Written by noted nursing educator Joyce Mulholland, this book offers over 1,400 questions for plenty of practice in mastering math concepts and learning dosage calculations. A comprehensive math review at the beginning of the book includes a self-assessment test to help you identify areas of strength and weakness. A consistent chapter format includes objectives, essential prior knowledge, equipment needed, estimated time to complete the chapter, key vocabulary, and more. Rapid Practice exercises follow each new topic with multiple practice problems, so you can apply concepts immediately. A full-color design includes a special margin section so you can work out practice problems on the spot. Mnemonics make memorization easier and save time in learning. Test tips enhance your comprehension and improve test-taking skills and comfort level. Red arrow alerts call attention to critical math concepts and patient safety theory. Clinical Relevance boxes help you apply medication-related concepts to practice. Unique! FAQ and Answers are derived from students' actual classroom questions, and are especially useful if you are studying outside of a classroom environment. Unique! Ask Yourself questions help in synthesizing information and reinforcing understanding. Unique! Communication boxes include sample nurse-patient and nurse-prescriber dialogues that illustrate clinical application of medication administration. Cultural boxes describe selected math notation and medication-related cultural practices. TJC and ISMP recommendations for abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols are used to reduce medication errors, increase patient safety, and ensure compliance with agency regulations. Online and print references provide opportunities for further research and study. Two chapter finals are included at the end of each chapter. Two comprehensive finals evaluate your understanding, one in NCLEX® exam-style multiple-choice format and the other following a traditional written format. Answer key in the back of the book provides step-by-step solutions to the Rapid Practice exercises, chapter finals, and comprehensive finals so you can pinpoint specific areas for further review. A red flag icon calls attention to high-risk medications. Updated trends in safer medication administration help in reducing sentinel events and adverse drug events. Practice problems are more clinically relevant and organized from simple to complex. Additional clinical relevance, communication, and cultural boxes help prevent errors by offering a variety of examples from clinical practice. Updated content includes: More realistic fraction and decimal problems Expanded Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) section with a typical order, common errors, and current guidelines to reduce errors Updated coverage of pediatric medication
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The Nurse, the Math, the Meds

Drug Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis

Author: Joyce L. Mulholland,Joyce M. Mulholland, RN,Susan Turner

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323187114

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Joyce M. Mulholland's name appears first and only in the previous edition.
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Clinical Calculations

With Applications to General and Specialty Areas

Author: Joyce LeFever Kee,Sally M. Marshall

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416031772

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of dosage calculations used in nursing practice, including applications not only for the general patient care areas, but also for specialty units such as pediatrics, critical care, labor and delivery, and the community. In addition, it is the only text on the market that presents all four major dosage calculation methods (ratio/proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis). Coverage includes drug calculation problems in pediatrics, critical care, labor and delivery, and the community setting. Material includes the most up-to-date, commonly used drugs in "real world" clinical practice. Content presents information on infusion pumps (enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA, and insulin) to help readers understand their increased use in drug administration. Caution boxes alert readers to possible problems and issues related to drugs and their administration. A comprehensive posttest at the end of the text allows readers to test their knowledge of all major topics covered in the text. The dimensional analysis calculation method, which is being used increasingly in nursing programs, has been added to the examples of drug dosing and to the answers to the practice problems. Interpretation of Drug Labels, Drug Orders, Charting, "5 Rights," and Abbreviations chapter offers the latest information on the use of bar codes with drug delivery, computer-based medication administration systems, and the role/responsibility of the nurse with respect to these new systems. Body Weight and Body Surface Area section discusses these two methods of calculating drug dosages primarily used with cancer patients and pediatric patients, in addition to the four main methods. Vivid illustrations provide visual aids in understanding the latest types of pumps (insulin, enteral fusion, and intravenous fusion pumps). Coverage of needleless adapters has been incorporated into the material throughout the book. Intravenous Preparations with Clinical Application chapter includes photographs of the latest equipment for IV drug therapy. Additional practice problems on oral liquid medications have been added to the Oral and Enteral Preparations with Clinical Applications section. Additional drug practice problems have been added throughout the text. A new Companion CD-ROM, packaged with each copy of the text, includes over 500 practice problems, interactive exercises, a comprehensive post-test, plus much more!
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Schaum's Outline of Mathematics for Nurses

Author: Larry Stephens,Lana C. Stephens,Eizo Nishiura

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071400220

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field In-depth review of practices and applications Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved.
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