Calculation of Drug Dosages
Calculation of Drug Dosages,
Edition 11 A Work Text
By Sheila J. Ogden, RN, MSN and Linda Fluharty, RN, MSN

Publication Date: 01 Mar 2019

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Covering the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 11th Edition is designed to help you master these methods. A basic review of mathematics serves to refresh your skills if you are weak or inexperienced in math, and plenty of practice problems help you become competent in making drug calculations. Known for its worktext format, this text offers multiple worksheets pre-and post-tests and a comprehensive post-test - making it ideal to be used in the classroom or for individual study. Streamlined and updated to reflect current practice, this resource helps you learn to calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence.

Key Features

  • UPDATED! Safety in Medication Administration chapter reflects current standards.
  • UPDATED! Pediatric and Obstetric chapters revised by expert contributors.
  • UPDATED! The Intake and Output section includes additional questions to reinforce your understanding.
  • UPDATED! Medications changed to generic names to reflect what you will encounter on the NCLEX®.
  • UPDATED! Physician orders sheet and medication administration records (MAR's) reflect the look of electronic records currently used in practice.
  • An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages.
  • Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems.
  • Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content.
  • An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety.
  • A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding.
  • A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, helping you to absorb and retain knowledge.
  • UPDATED! Medication labels have been updated.
About the author
By Sheila J. Ogden, RN, MSN, Orthopaedics Program Director, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, IN, USA and Linda Fluharty, RN, MSN, Associate Professor, Nursing Program, Ivy Tech State College, Indianapolis, IN
Table of Contents

Part I: Review of Mathematics
Review of Mathematics Pretest
1. Fractions
2. Decimals
3. Percents
4. Ratios
5. Proportions
Review of Mathematics Post-test

Part II: Units and Measurements for the Calculation of Drug Dosages
6. Metric and Household Measurements
7. Calculations Used in Patient Assessments

Part III: Preparation for Calculation of Drug Dosages
8.Safety in Medication Administration
9. Interpretation of the Physician's Orders
10. Reading Medication Labels

Part IV: Calculation of Drug Dosages
11. Oral Dosages
12. Parenteral Dosages
13. Dosages Measured in Units
14. Reconstitution of Medications
15. Intravenous Flow Rates
16. Intravenous Flow Rates for Dosages Measured in Units
17. Critical Care Intravenous Flow Rates
18. Pediatric Dosages
19. Obstetric Dosages

Comprehensive Posttest
Appendix A – Apothecary Systems of Measure

Book details
ISBN: 9780323551281
Page Count: 622
Illustrations: Approx. 600 illustrations (600 in full color)
Retail Price: €62.99