Buxhholz: Henke's Med-Math 6th Edition: Dosage Calculation, Preparation and Administration

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.

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. 
  • 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 
List Price: $61.95 

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