Gray Morris's Calculate with Confidence, Canadian Edition, 2nd Edition
Learn to calculate dosages accurately and administer drugs safely! Gray Morris’s Calculate with Confidence, Second Canadian Edition uses a clear, step-by-step approach to make drug dosage calculations easy. More than 2,000 practice questions help you review basic math and then master the three standard methods of dosage calculation: ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis. With the increasing responsibility of the nurse in mind, emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical reasoning in preventing medication errors. Reflecting current practice in Canadian health care, this book also provides excellent preparation for Canadian licensure exams!
- SI measurement units and generic/Canadian drug names are included throughout the text.
- Practice problems and real-world examples help students master correct dosage calculations and safe medication administration, with rationales included in practice problem answers to enhance the understanding of principles.
- Tips for Clinical Practice boxes summarize information critical to math calculation and patient safety.
- Safety Alert! boxes highlight common medication errors and identify actions that must be taken to avoid calculation errors.
- Chapter Review problems test student knowledge of all major topics presented in the chapter.
- Pre-Test review includes practice problems to help students assess their basic math skills and identify their strengths and weaknesses, covering fractions, decimals, percentages, and ratio and proportion.
- Post-Test in Unit One allows students to assess and evaluate their understanding after completing the chapters on basic math.
- Comprehensive Post-Test at the end of the book covers dosage calculations and conversions, using real-life drug labels and situations.
- NCLEX® exam-style questions on Evolve help students prepare for the type of questions seen on the NCLEX-RN® Examination.
- NEW! Next Generation NCLEX-RN® exam-style case studies on the Evolve website provide drug calculation practice for the Next Generation NCLEX Examination.
- NEW! Increased number of Clinical Reasoning exercises builds students’ critical thinking skills, with a focus on preventing medication errors.
- NEW! Thoroughly updated content includes the latest Health Canada-approved medications, current drug labels, the latest research, Canadian statistics, commonly used abbreviations, and recommended practices related to medication errors and their prevention.
- NEW! A-Z medication index references the page numbers where drug labels can be found.
- NEW! Tips for Clinical Practice from the text are now available on Evolve in printable, easy-reference format.
Unit One: Math Review
3. Ratio and Proportion
Unit Two: Systems of Measurement
5. Standardizing Measurement Systems
6. Converting Within and Between Systems
7. Additional Conversions Useful in the Health Care Setting
Unit Three: Methods of Administration and Calculation
8. Medication Administration
9. Understanding and Interpreting Medication Orders
10. Medication Administration Records and Drug Distribution Systems
11. Reading Medication Labels
12. Dosage Calculation Using the Ratio and Proportion Method
13. Dosage Calculation Using the Formula Method
14. Dosage Calculation Using the Dimensional Analysis Method
Unit Four: Oral and Parenteral Dosage Forms and Insulin Calculations
15. Oral Medications
16. Parenteral Medications
17. Reconstitution of Solutions
Unit Five: Intravenous, Heparin, and Critical Care Calculations and Pediatric Dosage Calculations
19. Intravenous Solutions and Equipment
20. Intravenous Calculations
21. Heparin Calculations
22. Pediatric and Adult Dosage Calculation Based on Weight
23. Critical Care Calculations
Appendix A: Arabic Equivalents for Roman Numerals
Appendix B: Diabetes Management Record: Subcutaneous Insulin
Tania N Killian, BScN, BEd, MEd, CN, Professor, Nursing BScN Program, School of Nursing; Program Co-ordinator, Workplace Safety and Prevention, School of Health Science, Seneca College, KIng City, ON.