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Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05588-5
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384 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Getting Up to Speed: Reviewing Math Basics.

Chapter 1: Brushing Up on Your Math Skills and Entering the Healthcare Field.

Chapter 2: Using Numbers and Arithmetic.

Chapter 3: Getting Familiar with Fractions and Their Fanatic Forms.

Chapter 4: Getting Familiar with Systems of Measurement and Unit Conversions.

Part II: Minding Your Meds: Administration and Calculation Methods.

Chapter 5: The Prescription: Just What the Doctor Ordered.

Chapter 6: Medication Labels and atient Safety.

Chapter 7: Proper Medical Documentation and Dispensation.

Chapter 8: Mastering Calculation Methods for Dosing Meds.

Part III: Calculations for Different Routes of Administration.

Chapter 9: Oral Calculations: Tablets, Capsules, and Liquids.

Chapter 10: Parenteral Injections and Calculations.

Chapter 11: The IV League: Intravenous Dosing and Calculations.

Chapter 12: Working with Reconstituted Solutions: It’s like Magic.

Part IV: Dosing in Special Situations.

Chapter 13: Insulin: Call It a Miracle Drug.

Chapter 14: Dosing for Two: The Pregnant Patient.

Chapter 15: Kid Stuff: Pediatric Calculations.

Chapter 16: Adjusting Dosages for People in Special Situations.

Chapter 17: Critical Care Dosing and Calculations.

Chapter 18: Keeping a Patient Well-Nourished.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Essential Dosing Calculations.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Avoid Common Dosing Mistakes.

Index.

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