Clinical Calculations, 9th Edition
Help your nursing students learn to calculate drug dosages safely, accurately, and easily with Kee’s Clinical Calculations: With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 9th Edition! This market-leading text covers all four major drug calculation methods, including ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis. It also includes practice problems for both general care as well as specialty areas such as pediatrics, labor and delivery, critical care, and community nursing. With its market-leading, comprehensive coverage; strong emphasis on patient safety; and the incorporation of the latest information on antidiabetic agents, anticoagulant agents, drug administration techniques, and devices; Kee remains the compelling choice for easy drug calculation mastery.
- Coverage of all four major drug calculation methods includes ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis to help you learn and apply the method that works best for you.
- The latest information on drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the most up-to-date techniques of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes.
- Caution boxes provide alerts to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration.
- Information on infusion pumps covers enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA, and insulin; and explains their use in drug administration.
- Calculations for Specialty Areas section addresses the drug calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.
- Detailed, full-color photos and illustrations show the most current equipment for IV therapy, the latest types of pumps, and the newest syringes.
- Comprehensive post-test lets you test your knowledge of key concepts from the text.
- NEW! Updated information on Antidiabetic Agents (orals and injectables) has been added throughout the text where appropriate.
- NEW! Updated content on Anticoagulant Agents is housed in an all-new chapter.
- NEW! Colorized abbreviations for the four methods of calculation (BF, RP, FE, and DA) appear in the Example Problems sections.
- NEW! Updated content and patient safety guidelines throughout the text reflects the latest practices and procedures.
- NEW! Updated practice problems across the text incorporate the latest drugs and dosages.
Part I: Basic Math Review Part II: Systems, Conversion, and Methods of Drug Calculation 1.Systems Used for Drug Administration and Temperature Conversion 2.Conversion within the Metric and Household Systems 3.Interpretation of Drug Labels, Drug Orders, Bar Codes, MAR and eMAR, Automation of Medication Dispensing Administration, and Abbreviations 4.Prevention of Medication Errors 5.Alternative Methods for Drug Administration 6.Methods of Calculation 7.Methods of Calculation for Individualized Drug Dosing Part III: Calculations of Oral, Injectable, and Intravenous Drugs 8.Oral and Enteral Preparations with Clinical Applications 9.Injectable Preparations with Clinical Applications 10.Antidiabetic Medications 11.Intravenous Preparations with Clinical Applications Part IV: Calculations for Specialty Areas 12.Anticoagulants NEW! 13.Pediatrics 14.Critical Care 15.Pediatric Critical Care 16.Labor and Delivery 17.Home Care and Community Part V: Post-Test: Oral Preparations, Injectables, Intravenous, and Pediatrics Appendix A: Guidelines for Administration of Medication
Joyce LeFever Kee, MS, RN, Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, Sally M. Marshall, RN, MSN, Nursing Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office and Medical Center, Wilmington, DE, Mary Catherine Forrester, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC and Kathryn Woods, RN, BSN, DNP-C