Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies book cover

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies

Authors:
Richard Snyder ,
Barry Schoenborn
Published: May 3, 2011

Overview

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.

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.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies Cheat Sheet

No matter what initials you have after your name (RN, CNA, PA, and so on), you can bet you’ll see math on a daily basis if you’re going into (or are already in) a career in the medical field. Grasping some medical math basics — such as how to break down medical dosage problems into steps and use conversion factors — can simplify everyday situations all health care professionals face. In addition to just knowing math, you’re going to need to know how to read and interpret doctors’ orders, and spot when there’s potential trouble.