Calculate with Confidence, Canadian Edition
This Canadian text covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods offering a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. With over 2,000 practice problems, Gray Morris focuses on enhancing the learning experience of nursing students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable. Calculate with Confidence, First Canadian Edition addresses the increasing responsibility of the nurse in medication administration, prioritizes patient safety, and reflects the current scope of practice.
- Tips for Clinical Practice boxes call attention to information critical to math calculation and patient safety.
- Safety Alert boxes highlight issues that may lead to mediation errors and empower you to identify actions that must be taken to avoid calculation errors
- Chapter review problems test all major topics presented in the chapter.
- Basic math post-test allows you to assess and evaluate your understanding of basic math material covered in Unit 1, directing you to review chapters if you miss any of these test questions.
- Basic math pre-test review helps you assess your basic math skills and identify areas of strength and weakness in competency of basic math.
- Comprehensive Test at the end of text offers complete coverage of dosage calculations and conversions, using real-life drug label and situations.
- SI units and generic/Canadian drug names throughout
- NCLEX-format questions on Evolve to help prepare for the type of questions you will see on the NCLEX-RN® Examination
- Real-world examples and practice problems throughout the text.
- Strong emphasis on safety throughout.
Unit One: Math Review Pre-Test 1. Fractions 2. Decimals 3. Ratio and Proportion 4. Percentages Post-Test
Unit Two: Systems of Measurement 5. Metric, Apothecary, Household and Other 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 18. Insulin
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
Comprehensive Post-Test References Index
Deborah C. Gray Morris, RN, BSN, MA, LNC, Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY