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Maths and Medications By Kerry Reid-Searl

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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 students and practitioners take the problem out of problem solving.
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Maths and Medications by Kerry Reid-Searl

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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"This handy pocket sized guide is an essential component in any nurse's pocket. ... Overall this guide is a practical, useful and compact book that any nursing student would be able to utilize. I would recommend this book to all nursing students as a fundamental purchase in their first year." - Louise Goodyear, Nursing Student

About Kerry Reid-Searl


Ann Richards is one of the adapters of Galbraith, Fundamentals of Pharmacology. She is the author of Elsevier's best selling 'A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward'.

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

Additional information

GOR006112547
Maths and Medications by Kerry Reid-Searl
Kerry Reid-Searl
Nursing and Health Survival Guides
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2012-06-21
74
0273764462
9780273764465
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