This best-selling book enables nursing students to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly. It begins with a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in basic arithmetic and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them.
Examples are drawn from everyday clinical practice with graded exercises and answers. The content covers
administering injections, tablets and mixtures
administering safe dosages to children.
Nursing Calculations is an essential aid to safe clinical practice for student nurses and those returning to the profession.
New to This Edition
All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice
Revised layout to avoid crowded pages
A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember
Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples
Additional set of syringe diagrams
A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock
Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice
A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points
Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations
Answers to questions aid self-study
Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations
The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice
By John D. Gatford, Mathematics teacher, Melbourne, Australia and Nicole Phillips, DipAppSci(Nsg) BN GDipAdvNsg(Educ) MNS PhD MRCNA, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
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