Nursing Calculations

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9780443071959: Nursing Calculations

This best-selling book enables nursing students to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly. It begins with a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in basic arithmetic and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them.

Examples are drawn from everyday clinical practice with graded exercises and answers. The content covers

  • administering injections, tablets and mixtures
  • intravenous infusions
  • administering safe dosages to children.

Nursing Calculations is an essential aid to safe clinical practice for student nurses and those returning to the profession.



A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points

Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations

Answers to questions aid self-study

Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations

The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice



All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice

Revised layout to avoid crowded pages

A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember

Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples

Additional set of syringe diagrams

A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock

Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice

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About the Author:

John D. Gatford, Mathematics teacher, Melbourne, Australia; and Nicole Phillips, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Australia

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J. D. Gatford; N. Phillips
Published by Churchill Livingstone (2002)
ISBN 10: 0443071950 ISBN 13: 9780443071959
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Book Description Churchill Livingstone, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0443071950

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