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Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies - UK, UK Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-11416-1
Paperback
392 pages
March 2016
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy 5

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy 7

Chapter 2: It’s about Units, Innit! The Metric System of Measurement 19

Chapter 3: Making a Point: Fractions and Decimals 33

Chapter 4: Ordering Parts with Percentages, Averages and Ratios 45

Chapter 5: Making Sense of Moles and Solution Concentrates 59

Chapter 6: Administering Drugs Accurately and Safely 69

Part II: Working Out Tablet and Liquid Dosages 89

Chapter 7: Measuring the Important Vital Signs 91

Chapter 8: Sorting Out Medication Dosages 111

Chapter 9: Making Out the Make‐Up of Pills 127

Chapter 10: Keeping Up to Scratch on Injections 137

Chapter 11: Comprehending Diagnostic Blood Tests: Venepuncture 155

Chapter 12: Using Advanced Formulae 169

Chapter 13: Monitoring Patients for Adverse Reactions 179

Part III: Figuring Out Infusion Rates for IV Therapy 197

Chapter 14: Water, Water, Everywhere! Looking at IV Fluids 199

Chapter 15: Discussing Drips and Drops: IV Therapy 221

Chapter 16: Round Peg in a Square Hole: Getting Drugs and Fluids

into the Body 239

Chapter 17: Administering Blood Components 259

Chapter 18: Reducing Infections and Needle Injuries 271

Chapter 19: Checking for IV Therapy Complications 285

Chapter 20: Meeting Sister Morphine: The Poppy and Pain Management 301

Part IV: Testing Your Calculations and IV Knowledge 311

Chapter 21: 101 Questions to Test Your IV Therapy Knowledge 313

Chapter 22: 101 Answers to the IV Therapy Questions 321

Part V: The Part of Tens 341

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Administering IV Drugs Safely 343

Chapter 24: Ten Useful Drug‐Administration Formulae 349

Chapter 25: Ten Key Points When Administering Medication 355

Index 359

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