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Medical Dosage Calculations for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Getting Up to Speed: Reviewing Math Basics. Chapter 1: Brushing Up on Your Math Skills and Entering the Healthcare Field. Chapter 2: Using Numbers and Arithmetic. Chapter 3: Getting Familiar with Fractions and Their Fanatic Forms. Chapter 4: Getting Familiar with Systems of Measurement and Unit Conversions. Part II: Minding Your Meds: Administration and Calculation Methods. Chapter 5: The Prescription: Just What the Doctor Ordered. Chapter 6: Medication Labels and atient Safety. Chapter 7: Proper Medical Documentation and Dispensation. Chapter 8: Mastering Calculation Methods for Dosing Meds. Part III: Calculations for Different Routes of Administration. Chapter 9: Oral Calculations: Tablets, Capsules, and Liquids. Chapter 10: Parenteral Injections and Calculations. Chapter 11: The IV League: Intravenous Dosing and Calculations. Chapter 12: Working with Reconstituted Solutions: It?s like Magic. Part IV: Dosing in Special Situations. Chapter 13: Insulin: Call It a Miracle Drug. Chapter 14: Dosing for Two: The Pregnant Patient. Chapter 15: Kid Stuff: Pediatric Calculations. Chapter 16: Adjusting Dosages for People in Special Situations. Chapter 17: Critical Care Dosing and Calculations. Chapter 18: Keeping a Patient Well-Nourished. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Essential Dosing Calculations. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Avoid Common Dosing Mistakes. Index.

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Dr. Richard W. Snyder, DO is an osteopathic physician, boardcertified in both internal medicine and nephrology. He has authoredand coauthored several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Barry Schoenborn is a longtime technical writer and isthe coauthor of Technical Math For Dummies.

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