Calculation of Drug Dosages, A Work Text, 9th Edition

Calculation of Drug Dosages

9th Edition A Work Text

By Sheila J. Ogden, RN, MSN, Administrative Director, Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Service Lines, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA and Linda K. Fluharty, MSN, RN, Associate Professor, Nursing Program, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN, USA


Part I Review of Mathematics

Review of Mathematics Pretest

1. Fractions

2. Decimals

3. Percents

4. Ratios

5. Proportions

Review of Mathematics Posttest

Part II Units and Measurements for the Calculation of Drug Dosages

6. Metric and Household Measurements

7. Apothecary and Household Measurements

8. Equivalents between Apothecary and Metric Measurements

Part III Preparation for Calculation of Drug Dosages

9. Safety in Medication Administration

10. Interpretation of the Physician's Orders

11. How to Read Drug Labels

12. Dimensional Analysis and the Calculation of Drug Dosages

Part IV Calculation of Drug Dosages

13. Oral Dosages

14. Parenteral Dosages

15. Dosages Measured in Units

16. Intravenous Flow Rates

17. Critical Care Intravenous Flow Rates

18. Pediatric Dosages

Part V Drug Administration Considerations

19. Automated Medication Dispensing Systems

20. Special Considerations for the Administration of Medications to the Elderly

21. Home Care Considerations in the Administration of Medications

Comprehensive Posttest

Glossary