Dimensional Analysis for Meds

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9781401878016: Dimensional Analysis for Meds

Discover the latest from best-selling author Anna M. Curren! Add a dimension to your knowledge. With Curren's Dimensional Analysis for Meds, Third Edition, you find out just how easy it can be to calculate dosages correctly. No prior knowledge of calculation is necessary, as a building-block organization is employed to cover basic facts and tips regarding drug measures, reading medication labels, and syringe calibrations. Once competency is established, more complex concepts are presented, such as intravenous and pediatric calculations, as well as numerous opportunities to practice your new skills. A conversational style accompanies this effective learning progression, revealing Dimensional Analysis for Meds as simply the most effective tool for learning dosage calculations.

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Anna Curren has been writing inspired clinical textbooks for more than 40 years. A nurse and former Associate Professor at California's Long Beach City College, she first wrote this text when the one she was using bore no resemblance to her students' clinical needs. Her graduate degree in instructional design, along with many student and instructor reviews, helped her create what is now the most adopted text on the subject. Also a successful entrepreneur, Ms. Curren founded Wallcur, Inc., a company which produces instructional products, including Injecta-Pad, Practi-Amp, Practi-Insulin Training Pack, and other learning resources. Ms. Curren also wrote the best-selling Dimensional Analysis For Meds, also by Cengage Learning.

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"The project is thorough and comprehensive. There is a very logical flow of concepts and related calculation skills. The content is accurate and I have not found any errors."

"Student evaluations of this text have been consistently favorable. They like the straight-forward format with highlighting of key concepts [and] multiple opportunities to practice and receive feedback.... I do not get student complaints about this text. Many students keep this text for later review and reference."

"I think that it is the best in current use.... At the risk of sounding like a 'cheerleader' for the text, my respect and appreciation for the thought and hard work that has gone into its development has only deepened over time." - Anna Sanford, MSN, ARNP, BC, AOCN of Northern Michigan University

"I am very impressed with the text. It is well organized, contains what I consider the essential elements in medication calculations, [and] the photos are excellent. I like the text better than the one we are currently using and would definitely consider changing when the revision is published."

"I think the text is extremely well organized, complete, and easy to follow." - Marilyn C. Handley, RN, PhD, University of Alabama

"I REALLY like Curren's book. She has indeed given the subject matter appropriate enthusiasm and balance. Her writing is conversational and easy to follow. I like the overall presentation of each topic and the ability of the learner to master the content through exercises and self-tests.... I am strongly considering adopting this text as a background for these students. - Susan A. Bruce, PhD(c), RN, ANP, University of Buffalo

"The text has several strong points. The first is the clarity of the information. The author breaks down the process of dosage calculations into understandable terms and concepts. The second strength is the review of math. The math review not only reviews the essential skills needed to perform dosage calculations but also makes direct application of those math skills to dosage calculations.... I would consider adopting this book." - Mary Hibbert, RN, MS, Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing (OK)

"When I initially paged through the text I immediately wanted to adopt the text. . . . It was a pleasure to see a text that instructs the way I teach dimensional analysis based dosage calculations. There is now a text that supports my teaching! I have found that many nursing students have difficulty in dosage calculations and are leery of dimensional analysis because they did not know how to start the dosage calculation setup. The student is overwhelmed before ever beginning. By basing setup on the label that is in the final answer it becomes easy for the student to set up the problem and is almost like a game."

"[The] pictures are clear and easy to read. This makes it easy for the student to immediately start learning.... I also loved the practice problems using real syringes, IV bags, etc.... Looking forward to the book being available for adoption." - Lori Stutte, MSN, RN, Cardinal Stritch University (WI)

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