Nursing Calculations - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Nursing Calculations - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition


A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points

Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations

Answers to questions aid self-study

Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations

The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice

All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice

Revised layout to avoid crowded pages

A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember

Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples

Additional set of syringe diagrams

A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock

Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice

Preface to the Eighth Edition

Preface to the First Edition


Symbols used in this book

Formulae used in this book

1. A review of relevant calculations

2. Dosages of oral medications

3. Dosages of medications for injection

4. Intravenous infusion

5. Paediatric dosages

6. Revision of nursing calculations

7. Answers


John D. Gatford, Mathematics teacher, Melbourne, Australia and Nicole Phillips, DipAppSci(Nsg) BN GDipAdvNsg(Educ) MNS PhD MRCNA, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia


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