Basic Maths for Nurses

Includes Dosage Calculations with Examples, Exercises and Mock Tests

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Author: Vali Nasser

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517357672

Category:

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.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

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Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473917670

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations

The Nurse, the Math, the Meds

Drug Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis

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

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323187114

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Henke's Med-Math

Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration

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Author: Susan Buchholz,Grace Henke

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781776288

Category: Medical

Page: 513

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Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling text features a highly visual, hands-on approach to learning dosage calculations and principles of drug administration. It presents step-by-step approaches to solving problems and includes dosage problems that simulate actual clinical experience. Each chapter includes numerous examples, self-tests, and proficiency tests. This edition presents all four methods of calculation side by side: ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. New material on enteral feedings, heparin infusions, and insulin infusions is included. Drug labels are current, and problems use JCAHO-approved abbreviations. A handy quick-reference plastic pull-out card shows conversions and formulas.

Math for Nurses

A Pocket Guide to Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation

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Author: Mary Jo Boyer

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781763356

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Now in its Seventh Edition, this pocket guide is a compact, portable, easy-to-use reference for dosage calculation and drug administration. The author uses a step-by-step approach with frequent examples to illustrate problem-solving and practical applications. Coverage includes review of mathematics, measurement systems, and a comprehensive section on dosage calculations. Practice problems throughout the text and end-of-chapter and end-of-unit review questions will aid students' application and recall of material. A handy pull-out card contains basic equivalents, conversion factors, and math formulas.

Dosage Calculations

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Author: Gloria D. Pickar,Hope Graham,Beth Swart,Margaret Swedish

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176502599

Category: Pharmaceutical arithmetic

Page: 538

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Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations. This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Pass Numeracy Tests and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

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Author: C. J. Tyreman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749461553

Category: Drugs

Page: 167

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To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts.The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels.It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

Drug Calculations

Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice

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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.

Nursing Calculations

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Author: John D. Gatford,Nicole Phillips

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702063355

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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This internationally renowned guide to basic arithmetic for nursing students has been completely revised and updated for a new generation of readers. Now entering its ninth edition, Nursing Calculations comes with a quick-reference card fits in the pocket to remind readers of essential formulae and AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF COMPUTERS AND MOBILE DEVICES. Over 200,000 copies sold since publication! Initial self-testing chapter allows readers to identify and address areas of difficulty before moving onto practical examples ‘Important Boxes’ highlight potential pitfalls for the reader Special section on paediatrics covers medication calculations relating to body weight and body surface area Contains glossary and useful abbreviations Brings together basic math skills and clinical examples to prepare readers for real life drug calculations Quick-reference card fits in the pocket and remind readers of essential formulae Questions have been revised and updated when necessary to reflect current practice New material includes the use of medication charts in questions that involve medication labels Additional worked examples facilitate understanding of the 24-hour clock Contains a new revision chapter to help consolidate learning NOW COMES WITH AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES!

Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses

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Author: Neil Davison

Publisher: Lantern Publications

ISBN: 9781908625243

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses is a user-friendly introduction for student nurses which guides the reader from the basics through to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

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Author: Richard Snyder,Barry Schoenborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118055888

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs. Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll get examples of the various calculations made to determine the appropriate quantity of drug or solution that should be administered to patients. Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis Systems of measurement, including metric and apothecary and other conversion equivalents for a global audience The ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (Medicine Administration Records) If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiring to enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach

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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.

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

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Author: Robert Lapham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482248468

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Drug Calculations 2nd Edition

A Step-by-Step Approach

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Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340810286

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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As nurses gain greater responsibility and nurse practitioners become a larger group the pressure on nurses to prescribe accurately and independently increases. At the same time the general view among lecturers is that students of medicine as well as of nursing are arriving at university with increasingly poor basic maths skills, and this is also said to apply to pharmacy students. Students need a practical course textbook that will take them through into the start of their clinical work as a companion to drug prescribing, preparation and delivery. This is the second edition of this pocket-sized introductory guide to performing drug calculations accurately and confidently. Compiled by a pharmacist and a nurse, the book combines the essential theory of pharmacology with the implications for professional practice. It moves from explanations of the simple through to complex formulae relating to the many drugs used today, and includes worked examples plus problems for self-assessment. Unlike many of its competitors, it includes intravenous administration of drugs. New for the second edition: * moves away from hospital bias to include more community issues e.g patient controlled analgesia, and examples; 'how to use this book' completely rewritten * includes more examples of problems and presents the answers separately so they can be used for self-assessment * greatly improved presentation, including 2-colour text design

Calculating Drug Dosages

A Patient-Safe Approach to Nursing and Math

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Author: Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo,Maryanne Werner-McCullough

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803644795

Category: Medical

Page: 563

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Master math concepts. Ensure patient safety. Conquer your fears and understand the most common math concepts used in nursing practice today. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to accurately calculate drug dosages using all four methods. Build your confidence with thousands of review questions in the text.

MACE Exam Cram

Medication Aide Certification Exam

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Author: Linda Whitenton,Marty Walker

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133034615

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine that accompanies the print book. “I highly recommend this book because it will be very useful for any candidate writing the MACE. It is comprehensive, practical, and follows the MACE test plan.”—Verine J. Parks-Doyle, RN, BSN, MSN, EdD. Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your MACE exam More than 100 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam Includes the popular Cram Sheet tearcard to help you remember key concepts and do extra last-minute studying Exam Alerts identify important information found on the exam Simplifies key medication aide concepts and techniques for easy learning Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your MACE exam! Discover how the MACE exam works, and the best ways to prepare for it Learn the role and responsibilities of the medication assistant as a member of the healthcare team Master all key medication administration concepts: pharmacology, drug orders, forms, measurements, storage, handling, and more Safeguard yourself and your patients from accidents, mistakes, and other risks Learn today’s most effective procedures and techniques for administering medications Understand how medication affects body systems, and how that affects care Review medication’s effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, central nervous, and endocrine systems Understand medications for treating the eye and ear; cancer; and mental disorders MACE is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.

Clinical Nursing Calculations

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Author: Susan Sienkiewicz,Jennifer F. Palmunen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284108104

Category: Medical

Page: 550

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Clinical Nursing Calculations is an essential text for teaching dosage calculation to undergraduate nursing students. The text employs the CASE approach, which is a step-by-step method for performing dosage calculations. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Calculating Drug Doses Safely

A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives

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Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie (RGN.),Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 155

View: 1800

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.

Calculating Drug Dosages Safely

A Dimensional Analysis Approach

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Author: Tracy Horntvedt

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803638949

Category: Medical

Page: 455

View: 6994

Dosage calculations can be intimidating, but they don’t need to be. Using dimensional analysis, you’ll learn how to calculate both simple and complex medication dosage problems with consistency and accuracy and reduce medication errors with simple safety mechanisms. This reliable and consistent method helps to ensure safe medication administration practices.