Nursing Student's Maths & Medications Survival Guide (2e) : 9781488622755

# Nursing Student's Maths & Medications Survival Guide (2e)

Reid-Searl et al

Edition

2
ISBN

9781488622755
ISBN 10

1488622752
Published

28/11/2018

Pearson Australia
Pages

89
Format

In stock

Book
\$27.99

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##### Description
This unrivalled, quick-reference guide supports students in the calculation of drug dosage. As a support text, Reid-Searl’s Student's Maths & Medications Survival Guide assists students in the safe administration of medications in clinical settings.

The text can be used individually across students’ education and into early practice, or as a tool to complement a comprehensive text such as Bullock, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Nursing Student’s Maths & Medications Survival Guide.

• INTRODUCTION
• Maths revisited
• Mathematical symbols
• Order of operations
• Number fact grids
• Time
• Hindu Arabic and Roman numerals
• Medication safety
• Factor, decimal and percentage conversions
• Numbered figures/tables
• The base system
• The decimal point
• Measuring a fluid base chart
• Revisiting basic algorithms
• Working with fractions
• Percentages
• Rounding
• The Metric System
• SOME HANDY TABLES INVOLVING MEASUREMENT
• Intravenous fluid requirements
• Rule of nines
• FORMULAS USED IN NURSING
• Calculating dosage using a formula
• APPLYING DRUG CALCULATIONS USING DOSAGES
• Calculating oral medications
• Calculating parenteral medications
• Categories of drugs - schedules
• What must be on a medication chart
• What is in a medication order
• What makes a medication order valid
• What is on a medication label
• Steps the Registered Nurse must take for telephone orders of prescription drugs
• Frequency and times of medication administration
• Commonly used and understood abbreviations
• Other abbreviations
• Intravenous fluids - what is on a fluid order
• Abbreviations for intravenous fluids
• Intravenous fluids - drip rates for giving
##### Features & benefits
• Used as a quick-reference guide, this text gives students the additional support needed to better apply drug dosage calculations in clinical settings.
• The text has been designed as a reference tool, meant to assist and support teachings across a range of undergraduate levels and into early practice.
• A practical understanding of basic mathematical principles is critical for nurses as the correct and safe administration of medication depends upon a nurse’s ability to both calculate doses and measure medications correctly.
• User-friendly layout and formulas make it easy to locate relevant information and calculate safe dosage.