Now in its Sixth Edition, this best-selling text features a highly visual, hands-on approach to learning dosage calculations and principles of drug administration. It presents step-by-step approaches to solving problems and includes dosage problems that simulate actual clinical experience. Each chapter includes numerous examples, self-tests, and proficiency tests.

This edition presents all four methods of calculation side by side: ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. New material on enteral feedings, heparin infusions, and insulin infusions is included. Drug labels are current, and problems use JCAHO-approved abbreviations. A handy quick-reference plastic pull-out card shows conversions and formulas.

This edition presents all four methods of calculation side by side: ratio, proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. New material on enteral feedings, heparin infusions, and insulin infusions is included. Drug labels are current, and problems use JCAHO-approved abbreviations. A handy quick-reference plastic pull-out card shows conversions and formulas.

**Book Features****Simple to complex**organization of the text assists students.**Shows three methods of calculation**(formula, proportion expressed as two ratios, proportion expressed as two fractions).- Chapter 11 explains and shows the
**Dimensional Analysis**Method (a fourth method, in addition to the three most common methods above). **Test Your Clinical Savvy**feature outlines 'what if' situations to stimulate critical thinking**Self tests**with end-of-chapter answer keys.**Proficiency tests**are found at the end of each chapter with answers for all four types of dosage methods found in the appendix: (Reminder, the four types of dosage methods are: 1.) formula, 2.) proportion expressed as two ratios (ratio method), 3.) proportion expressed as two fractions (proportion method), and dimensional analysis.).**Glossary**with definitions and common abbreviations.- Real drug labels help students become familiar with the real world of medication administration.
- Abbreviations from JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations).
- Handy quick-reference plastic card with common conversions and formulas.

**New in this edition**- NEW "Putting it Together"-case studies with application of dosage calculations and critical thinking questions with suggested answers in Appendix B.
- NEW Update of drug labels, and drug names names including common trade name and generic names.
- NEW Reorganization of the chapters to present a better flow.
- NEW Content reorganized to eliminate extra text boxes, making the chapters seem less "cluttered".
- NEW Addition of tube feedings (enteral feedings) to chapter 8.
- NEW Two new sections on Heparin infusions and insulin infusions to chapter 9.
- NEW Addition of information in Chapters 12 and 13 relevant to medication administration, including use of computerized charting and safety information.

**Contents**- Chapter 1: Arithmetic Needed for Dosage
- Chapter 2: Interpreting the Language of Prescriptions
- Chapter 3: Metric, Apothecary and Household Systems of Measurement
- Chapter 4: Drug Labels and Packaging
- Chapter 5: Drug Preparations and Equipment to Measure Doses
- Chapter 6: Calculation of Oral Medications-Solids and Liquids
- Chapter 7: Liquids for Injection
- Chapter 8: Calculation of Basic IV Drip Rates
- Chapter 9: Special Types of Intravenous Calculations
- Chapter 10: Dosage Problems for Infants and Children
- Chapter 11: Dimensional Analysis
- Chapter 12: Information Basic to Administering Drugs
- Chapter 13: Administration Procedures
- Appendix A Proficiency Test Answers
- Appendix B Putting It Together Answers
- Glossary
- Index

**Book Details****Paperback:**464 pages**Publisher:**Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Sixth, North American edition (September 17, 2008)**Language:**English**ISBN-10:**0781776287**ISBN-13:**978-0781776288**Product Dimensions:**10.8 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches

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