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Maths and Medications

2nd Edition

By Kerry Reid-Searl, Trudy Dwyer, Lorna Moxham, Jo Reid-Speirs, Ann Richards


74 pages

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Paperback: 9780273764465
pub: 2012-06-21
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Solving calculations in a busy environment can be tough and time consuming. This quick reference guide, featuring basic maths concepts and medication administration, will help you take the problem out of problem solving.

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Table of Contents


Mathematical symbols

Order of operations

Number fact grids


Hindu-Arabic and Roman numerals

Fraction, decimal and percentage conversions

The base system

The decimal point

Measuring a fluid balance chart

Revisiting basic algorithms

Working with fractions



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 formulas

Calculating oral medications

Calculating parenteral medications

safe medication administration

Categories of drugs

What must be on a prescription and administration record

What makes a prescription valid

What is on a medication label

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 sets where 20 drops = 1 mL

The process of medication administration

Medication administration guidelines for students

Preventing errors

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / General