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
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
89
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$27.99
 
 
Title type
 
$19.99
 
 
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.

Table of contents
  • 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
  • SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
  • 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.
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