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Author Lapham, Robert.

Title Drug calculations for nurses : a step-by-step approach / Robert Lapham, Heather Agar.

Imprint London : Hodder Arnold, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  615.14 L314d 2009    ---  Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xviii, 246 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Note Previous ed.: London: Arnold, 2003.
Includes index.
Summary This handy, introductory guide will enable nurses to perform drug calculations both confidently and competently. It includes worked examples, detailed explanations and graded exercises to promote easy learning.
Contents pt. i. Mathematics. Basics -- Per cent and percentages -- Units and equivalences -- Drug strengths or concentrations -- pt. ii. Performing calculations. Dosage calculations -- Moles and millimoles -- Infusion rate calculations -- pt. iii. Administering medicines. Action and administration medicines -- Infusion devices -- Children and medicines -- The elderly and medicines -- Sources and interpretation of drug information -- Revision test -- Answers to problems set in chapters -- Appendices. Body surfaces area (BSA) estimates ; Weight conversion tables ; Height conversion tables ; Calculations of body mass index (BMI) ; Estimation of renal function ; Abbreviations used in prescriptions.
Subject Pharmaceutical arithmetic -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Nursing -- Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Added Author Agar, Heather.
ISBN 9780340987339 (pbk.)
0340987332 (pbk.)

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