2nd Edition

Maths and Medications



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ISBN 9780273764465
Published June 21, 2012 by Routledge
74 Pages

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Book Description

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

INTRODUCTION    MATHS REVISITED   

Mathematical symbols  

Order of operations   

Number fact grids   

Time

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  

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 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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