Nursing & Health: Maths & Medications Survival Guide, 2nd edition

By Kerry Reid-Searl, et al.

August 2012

Pearson Education

Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: 9780273764465

67 pages, Illustrated

$14 .95 Spiral BoundOUT OF PRINT

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.

Contents:

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 measurementIntravenous fluid requirements

Rule of nines

formulas used in nursingCalculating dosage using a formula

applying drug calculations using formulasCalculating oral medications

Calculating parenteral medications

safe medication administrationCategories 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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