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Math & Dosage Calculations for Healthcare Professionals, 4/e

Kathryn A. Booth, Total Care Programming
James Whaley, Baker College
Susan Sienkiewicz, CCRI
Jennifer Palmunen, CCRI

ISBN: 0073374695
Copyright year: 2012

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M&DC is divided into 5 units:


  1. Overview of Basic Math Chapters 1–3 focus on a review of basic math skills needed to perform dosage calculations. (Was presented as two chapters in 3e.)

  2. Systems of Measurement Chapters 4–7 focus on measurements used in dosage calculations and drug administration. (Was presented as one chapter in 3e.)

  3. Principles of Medication Administration Chapters 8–11 focus on equipment, interpreting medication orders and labels, as well as safe medication administration. (Was presented as three chapters in 3e. Chapter 11 is a brand-new chapter that focuses on principles of safe medication administration.)

  4. Basic Dosage Calculations Chapters 12–15 focus on the basic dosage calculations to include three methods: proportion method, dimensional analysis, and formula method. (Was presented as Chapters 7-10 in 3e.)

  5. Calculations Used in Specialty Areas Chapters 16–19 focus on advanced clinical calculations to include: preparation of noninjectable solutions, weight-based dosages, and critical care calculations. (Was presented as two chapters in 3e. Chapter 18 is a brand-new chapter on “high-alert” medications that includes a protocol for administration of heparin.)

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