Nursing Students Maths & Medications Survival Guide (2e)

$32.00 NZD

This quick-reference guide to support students in the calculation of drug dosages is not rivaled by anything else on the market. As a support text, Reid-Searl’s Student’s Maths & Medications Survival Guide 2e assists students in the safe administration of medications in clinical settings.

Whether used individually across students’ education and into early practice or as a tool to complement a comprehens

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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
Weight 0.1500 kg