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Maths and Medications

2nd Edition

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

Routledge – 2011 – 74 pages

Series: Nursing and Health Survival Guides

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    978-0-273-76446-5
    June 20th 2012

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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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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Description: By Kerry Reid-Searl, Trudy Dwyer, Lorna Moxham, Jo Reid-Speirs, Ann Richards. 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.The Nursing & Health Survival...
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