Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified, Second Edition (Demystified Nursing)

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The fun, fast, and easy way to learn basic math skills and how to accurately calculate dosages

Calculating the correct dose to administer to the patient can be very challenging – unless you follow the proven approach taught in Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified. Topics are presented in the in the order in which many nurses and nursing students need to learn them – starting with the basics and then gradually moving on the techniques used in our nation’s leading medical facilities. The 2nd Edition also includes 4 new chapters covering basic math skills essential for daily nursing practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions.

Written by a graduate nurse and top instructor, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified consists of chapters that follow a time-tested formula that first explains techniques in an easy-to-understand style and then shows you how you can use it in a real-world healthcare environment. Hundreds of examples help you absorb the material, and NCLEX®-style practice questions reinforce learning.

This self-teaching guide offers:

• Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
• Tips for avoiding common errors when using MAR charting systems
• Details on IV therapy
• Coverage of how to calculate a pediatric, Heparin, and Dopamine dose
• Three final exams
• Measurements in SI units
• Details on tube feeding
• Overview of basic math skills needed by nurses for daily practice

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advance student, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is your key to learning these essential nursing skills.

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The Demystified way to master dosage calculations and related basic math

Written by a graduate nurse instructor and bestselling author, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified, Second Edition covers medication orders and medication labels and explains how to calculate doses using the formula method and the ratio-proportion method. Readers will get details on I.V. calculations, pediatric doses, and enteral tube feeding. The book also covers dosage calculations for commonly prescribed drugs, including Heparin and dopamine. Hundreds of examples make it easy to understand the material, and NCLEX-style practice questions help reinforce learning.

Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is made more valuable by a concise review of basic math skills essential for daily practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is the fun, fast, and effective way to learn this vital nursing skill.

• Includes coverage of I.V. therapy
• Measurements in SI units for international appeal
• A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Jim Keogh, MSN, RN-BC is a registered nurse and the author of more than 70 books including Nurse Management Demystified, Medical Billing and Coding Demystified, Pharmacology Demystified, Microbiology Demystified, Medical-Surgical Demystified, Medical Charting Demystified, and Dose Calculations Demystified. He is on the faculty of New York University and Saint Peter's College.

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