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2nd Edition

Practical Pharmaceutical Calculations

ISBN 9781846192517
Published March 25, 2008 by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

Understanding practical pharmaceutical calculations is essential for healthcare professionals. Even simple errors in calculation can have serious - and possibly fatal - consequences. Fully revised and updated, with entirely new chapters and a focus on basic arithmetic, this best-selling practical guide begins by explaining simple units of measurements and expressions of concentration, followed by demonstrations of how straight-forward calculations can be used to estimate individual patient dosages. At the end of each chapter there are self assessment calculations, with fully worked answers - ideal for revision and self-assessment. With the book and free downloads you can always have the guide on hand when you need it most.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of arithmetic and algebra. Units of measurement. Understanding concentrations. Formulae for extemporaneous dispensing. Dilution, mixing and incorporation. Dose calculations. Clinical pharmacokinetics. Suppository calculations. Summary test.

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