ISBN: 9780071849685 | 0071849688

Edition: 2ndFormat: Paperback

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

Pub. Date: 5/8/2015

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*The fun, fast, and easy way to learn basic math skills and how to accurately calculate dosages*

Calculating the correct dose to administer to the patient can be very challenging – unless you follow the proven approach taught in *Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified*. Topics are presented in the in the order in which many nurses and nursing students need to learn them – starting with the basics and then gradually moving on the techniques used in our nation’s leading medical facilities. The 2nd Edition also includes 4 new chapters covering basic math skills essential for daily nursing practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions.

Written by a graduate nurse and top instructor, *Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified* consists of chapters that follow a time-tested formula that first explains techniques in an easy-to-understand style and then shows you how you can use it in a real-world healthcare environment. Hundreds of examples help you absorb the material, and NCLEX®-style practice questions reinforce learning.

This self-teaching guide offers:

- Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
- Tips for avoiding common errors when using MAR charting systems
- Details on IV therapy
- Coverage of how to calculate a pediatric, Heparin, and Dopamine dose
- Three final exams
- Measurements in SI units
- Details on tube feeding
- Overview of basic math skills needed by nurses for daily practice

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advance student, *Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified* is your key to learning these essential nursing skills.