Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Drug Calculations and Drug Administration, 2nd Edition
A study and review aid for students struggling with this especially difficult subject area, this book offers a visual, straightforward approach that clearly explains topics such as drug calculations; oral, IM, topical, and IV drug administration; and special topics such as pediatric administration, advanced care, and technology. The 2nd edition features discussions on 30 new drugs, 25 new calculation problems on dimensional analysis, a new feature on Medication Safety Errors in outer margins, as well as updated NCLEX examination-style questions.
New to This Edition
- Cover design and series title better identify the series as a fun and simple review.
- What You Will Learn section provides chapter objectives for the readers to aid in their navigation through the chapters.
- Over 100 NCLEX„¥ examination-style review questions have been moved to the ends of chapters to immediately test student knowledge.
- Unique presentation of content allows students to survive and thrive.
- Material is presented using adult learning principles and various active-learning strategies to engage nursing students of all ages, backgrounds, and learning styles.
- Consistent chapter format breaks down information into small units and reinforces an effective thinking process.
- Special icons for Lifespan Considerations, Cultural Implications, Web Links, and Cautions help the student quickly identify special content in the chapter.
- Memory-reinforcing interactive activities (including fill-in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles) promote student learning.
- Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted in parentheses to expose students to terminology that they will hear in the hospital setting.
- Boxed Take Home Points provide the benefit of years of nursing experience that students can use to prepare for their clinical rotation.
- Original cartoon-character illustrations walk the student through difficult subjects with a lighthearted approach.
By Cynthia C. Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, Associate Professor, Department of Adult Health, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, GA; Mother Helena Infortuna, MTS, BS, Saints Mary and Martha House, Wagener, SC; and Denise Macklin, RNC, BSN, CRNI, President, Professional Learning Systems, Inc., Marietta, GA