Gatford and Phillips’ Drug Calculations - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 10th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
This bestselling pocketbook makes calculating medicine easy. Now in its tenth edition, it has been revised as a practical guide to rapid and accurate drug calculations for all health professionals who prescribe, supply and administer medication.
Gatford’s Drugs Calculations supports the fundamental mathematical skills needed on the wards, then goes further to provide context and tips for application. With examples taken from everyday practice, readers will learn calculations for administering injections, tablets and mixtures, intravenous infusions, and safe dosages for children and the elderly.
Not only will this essential aid boost your healthcare numeracy and confidence, the skills you develop will ensure patient safety when calculating drugs for which you are responsible and accountable in future.
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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. Sample numeracy test
Julie Martyn, DipAppSci(Nurs), BNurs, MEd(T&D), PhD, SFHEA, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine, Coast Fraser Coast,Queensland, Australia, Mathew C. Carey, PhD, BSc, Dip-HE, PGCAP, fHEA, RCN, Lecturer in Nursing: Child Health, Faculty of Health: Medicine,Dentistry and Human Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery,University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom, John D. Gatford, Mathematics Tutor, Melbourne, Australia and Nicole M. Phillips, DipAppSc(Nsg), BN, GDipAdvNsg(Educ), MNS, PhD, Professor of Nursing and Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia