Medications and Math for the Nurse

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Geared toward the LP/VN programs, this revised text provides a comprehensive introduction to pharmacology covering basic mathematics, the calculation of dosages, medication administration and essential drug information as it relates to classification and/or effects on body systems. The emphasis is on safety and the delivery of professional patient care. Supplements Instructor's Manual 0-8273-8329-0 Computerized Testbank 0-8273-8330-4 - 3.5 diskette

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Jane Rice, RN, CMA-C has many years of teaching experience in the medical assisting field. She was the medical assisting program director at Coosa Valley Technical College in Georgia for 29 years, and is current a member of the college's Medical Assisting Advisory Committee. She has authored several bestselling textbooks, including PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL ASSISTING, MEDICATIONS AND MATHEMATICS FOR THE NURSE AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A WORD BUILDING APPROACH.

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SECTION 1: BASIC MATHEMATICS. Chapter 1: Introduction and Arithmetic Test. Chapter 2: Numerals and Fractions. Chapter 3: Decimal Fractions and Percents. Chapter 4: Ratio and Percentage. Chapter 5: Temperature Equivalents. SECTION 2: CALCULATIONS OF DOSES AND SOLUTIONS. Chapter 6: The Metric System. Chapter 7: Household Measures and Apothecaries' Measurements. Chapter 8: Calculating Adult Dosages: Oral Forms. Chapter 9: Calculating Adult Dosages: Parenteral Forms. Chapter 10: Calculating Children's Dosages. SECTION 3: ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS. Chapter 11: Drug Sources, Standards, and Dosages. Chapter 12: Forms of Drugs and How They Act. Chapter 13: The Medication Order. Chapter 14: Basic Principles for the Administration of Medications. Chapter 15: Administration of Nonparenteral Medications. Chapter 16: Parenteral Equipment and Supplies. Chapter 17: Administration of Parenteral Medications. SECTION 4: DRUGS AND RELATED SUBSTANCES. Chapter 18: Drugs Used to Counteract Infections. Chapter 19: Antifungal, Antiviral, and Immunizing Agents. Chapter 20: Antineoplastic Agents. Chapter 21: Vitamins and Minerals. Chapter 22: Psychotropic Agents. Chapter 23: Substance Abuse. SECTION 5: EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS ON BODY SYSTEMS. Chapter 24: Medications Used for Circulatory System Disorders. Chapter 25: Medications That Affect the Respiratory System. Chapter 26: Medications Used for Gastrointestinal System Disorders. Chapter 27: Diuretics and Medications Used for Urinary System Disorders. Chapter 28: Medications Used in Treatment of Endocrine Disorders. Chapter 29: Medications Used for Musculoskeletal System Disorders. Chapter 30: Medications That Affect the Nervous System. Chapter 31: Medications That Affect the Reproductive System. Appendix. Answers to Practice Problems and Self-Assessment Tests for Sections 1 and 2. Glossary. Drug Index. General Index

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