Clinical Calculations: With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 6e

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Covering all four major drug calculation methods, this resource makes it easy to learn and apply drug calculations used in nursing practice today. Clear explanations of ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis allow you to choose the method that works best for you. A variety of realistic practice problems cover specialty areas and lifespan issues including pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.

  • Specialty areas and lifespan issues are addressed with drug calculation problems on pediatrics, critical care, pediatric critical care, labor and delivery, and the community setting.
  • All four major drug calculation methods are included ― ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis ― allowing you to choose the method that works best for you.
  • Caution boxes provide safety alerts for various medications and their administration.
  • Coverage of the latest drug administration techniques and devices includes detailed explanations of oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous and other routes used in drug administration.
  • A comprehensive post-test allows you to test your knowledge of all major topics covered in the text.
  • Updated and easier to use, a companion CD supports the book with realistic exercises, 565 practice problems, and a comprehensive post-test.
  • Useful appendices include step-by-step guidelines for the administration of oral, injectable, and intravenous medications, along with at-a-glance access to the BSA Nomogram for Adults and the West Nomogram for Infants and Children.
  • Guidelines set by The Joint Commission are followed, helping you to reduce medication errors and increase patient safety by using only the recommended abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols.
  • Calculations now address obese and debilitated patients by including Body Mass Index (BMI), Ideal Body Weight (IBW), and Adjusted Body Weight (ABW) methods of calculation.
  • Updated coverage of Pediatric Critical Care and Labor and Delivery reflects current parameters and guidelines for practice.
  • Coverage of hydration replacement shows how to determine the fluid needs of adults and the elderly.
  • Coverage of administering medication and medication solutions in the home prepares you for care of patients in home health care settings.
  • Coverage of calculating BMI with standard criteria helps you assess a patient’s overall health and measure obesity.
  • Updated drug labels, illustrations, and photos of pumps and IV equipment reflect the latest drugs and technology used in the market.

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Presents all four major dosage calculation methods: ratio/proportion, formula, fractional equation, and

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Joyce LeFever Kee, RN, MS, Associate Professor Emerita, College of Health and Nursing Sciences, Department of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and Carmen Adams, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor Emerita, Department of Nursing, Boise State University, Boise, ID

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