The Nurse, The Math, The Meds. Drug Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 3683576
  • Book
  • 560 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Use the simplicity of the dimensional analysis method to minimize drug calculation errors! The Nurse, The Math, The Meds, 2nd Edition helps you overcome any math anxiety you may have by clearly explaining how to use the dimensional analysis method. It shows how to analyze practice problems, find the reasonable answer, and then evaluate it. But first, it lets you refresh your math skills with a review of essential math. Written by noted nursing educator Joyce Mulholland, this book offers over 1,400 questions for plenty of practice in mastering math concepts and learning dosage calculations.

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PART I: MATH REVIEW FOR MEDICATION CALCULATIONS Math Self-Assessment 1. Math Review 2. Dimensional Analysis Method

PART II: MODERN METRIC SYSTEM AND MEDICATION CALCULATIONS 3. Measurement Units and Conversions 4. Patient Records, Medication Orders, and Medication Labels

PART III: RECONSTITUTED MEDICATIONS 5. Oral Medications 6. Syringe Measurements 7. Reconstitution of Medications

PART IV: PARENTERAL MEDICATIONS 8. Injectable Medications 9. Basic Intravenous Calculations 10. Advanced Intravenous Calculations

PART V: COMMON HIGH-ALERT MEDICATIONS 11. Diabetic Medications 12. Anticoagulant Medications


Comprehensive Final Practice

Appendix A: TJC Do Not Use List Appendix B: ISMP List of High-Alert Medications Appendix C: 5-Minute Sample Verbal Communication Hand-Off Report Appendix D: Sample Medication Error Chart with Implications Appendix E: Apothecary System Measurements


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Mulholland, Joyce L. Nursing Education Consultant, Tucson, AZ.

Turner, Susan Professor of Nursing, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA, USA.
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