Welcome to the second edition of our dosage calculations book!
Are you a nursing student, or nurse, who wants to learn a few simple methods of solving dosage calculations without a bunch of formulas?
Would you like to raise your hand in your dosage calculation class, after the instructor explains a complicated formula, and ask to approach the white board to show the class a much simpler method?
Do you want to go on your clinicals knowing that you have a solid foundation in dosage calculations?
Do you want to walk into your Nursing Calculations Class on the first day knowing that you can ace all the tests before the course begins?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you!
The book is divided into seven units containing thirty-five chapters.
Unit 1: Essential Skills:
You can't learn to drive a car if you don't understand the function of the steering wheel. The same applies to the following subjects when learning dosage calculations.
The Metric System
Dimensional Analysis (DA) and Ratio Proportion (RP)
Unit 2: Auxiliary Subjects:
Unit 3: Unit Conversions
Unit 3 covers converting between and within the various systems of measurement using dimensional analysis and ratio proportion.
Unit conversions Within the Metric System
Unit Conversions Within the Household System
Unit Conversions Between Metric, Household and Apothecary Systems
Unit Conversions Involving Pounds and Ounces
Unit Conversions Involving Hours and Minutes
Unit 4: Dosage Calculations
Unit 4 builds on the knowledge gained in the previous units and covers dosage calculations, starting with the terminology and set up of problems, then progressing from easy, one-step, problems through multi-step problems.