# Dosage Calculations, 3rd Edition

**Gloria D. Pickar, EdD, RN****Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD****Beth Swart****Margaret Swedish****Hope Graham****ISBN-10:**0176530800**ISBN-13:**9780176530808- 0 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2008
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published

**Gloria D. Pickar, EdD, RN****Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD****Beth Swart****Margaret Swedish****Hope Graham****ISBN-10:**0176530800**ISBN-13:**9780176530808- 0 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2008
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published

Classroom tested and reviewed, the third Canadian edition of Dosage Calculations draws upon the strengths of two marketing leading Canadian editions and nine US editions that have together helped over 1 million faculty and students allay math anxiety and promote confidence in their ability to perform accurate calculations. The new edition also responds to changes in the healthcare system by introducing new drugs, replacing outdated drugs, and discussing new or refined ways of administering medications. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations. As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The text teaches the “Three-Step Approach” for calculating dosages: 1. Convert measurements to the same unit; 2. Consider what dosage is reasonable; and 3. Calculate using the formula method.

- Dosage Calculation Methods: numerous examples demonstrate the formula method of calculating dosages. The dimensional analysis and ratio–proportion methods are included, giving instructors and students a choice of which method to use in calculating dosages.
- More than 1200 problems reflecting current drugs and protocols are included for learners to practice their skills and reinforce their learning.
- The math review brings learners up to the required level of basic math competence. Throughout the text, Math Tips point out math shortcuts and reminders.
- Content is presented from simple to complex concepts in small increments followed by Review Sets and chapter Practice Problems for better understanding and to reinforce learning.
- Application of Clinical Reasoning skills apply critical thinking to realistic patient care situations to emphasize the importance of accurate dosage calculations and the avoidance of medication errors.

Section One - Mathematics Review

Chapter 1: Fractions and Decimals

Chapter 2: Ratios and Percents

Chapter 3: Systems of Measurement

Chapter 4: Calculation Methods Used in Determining Drug Dosages

Section One Self-Evaluation

Section Two - Measurement Systems, Drug Orders, and Drug Labels

Chapter 5: Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement

Chapter 6: Interpreting Drug Orders

Chapter 7: Drug Labels

Section Two Self-Evaluation

Section Three - Drug Dosage Calculations

Chapter 8: Oral Dosage of Drugs

Chapter 9: Parenteral Dosage of Drugs

Chapter 10: Reconstitution of Solutions

Chapter 11: Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight

Section Three Self-Evaluation

Section Four - Advanced Calculations

Chapter 12: Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations

Chapter 13: Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations

Chapter 14: Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations

Section Four Self-Evaluation

Essential Skills Evaluation

Comprehensive Skills Evaluation

Answers

Appendices (A-D)

Index

- Canadian leaders in the patient safety movement strive to create a culture of safety in the healthcare system. To meet the goals of this movement, students are made aware of the principles and competencies that reduce the risk of medication errors and thus improve patient safety.
- The chapter-ending box of the second edition called Critical Thinking Skills has been renamed Application of Clinical Reasoning, to better illustrate the goal and content of this text. For example, students analyze medication administration practices and calculation skills that may contribute to patient harm.
- Content on high-alert drugs, such as heparin sodium and insulin, has been augmented.
- New questions have been added throughout to reflect current drugs and protocols.
- Photographs of state-of-the-art equipment have been replaced and updated.

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.

Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Online Instructor Resources for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition
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Student Tutorial Software Printed Access Card (6-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition (ISBN-10: 0176679774 | ISBN-13: 9780176679774)

Student Tutorial Software Instant Access (6-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition (ISBN-10: 0176679782 | ISBN-13: 9780176679781)

Student Tutorial Software Printed Access Card (12-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition (ISBN-10: 0176679790 | ISBN-13: 9780176679798)

DEMO STUDENT TUTORIAL SOFTWARE ERESOURCE FOR DOSAGE CALCULATIONS3 (ISBN-10: 0176679766 | ISBN-13: 9780176679767)

Student Tutorial Software Printed Access Card (6-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition
(ISBN-10: 0176679774 | ISBN-13: 9780176679774)

Student Tutorial Software Instant Access (6-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition (ISBN-10: 0176679782 | ISBN-13: 9780176679781)

Student Tutorial Software Printed Access Card (12-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition (ISBN-10: 0176679790 | ISBN-13: 9780176679798)

DEMO STUDENT TUTORIAL SOFTWARE ERESOURCE FOR DOSAGE CALCULATIONS3 (ISBN-10: 0176679766 | ISBN-13: 9780176679767)

Student Tutorial Software Instant Access (6-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition (ISBN-10: 0176679782 | ISBN-13: 9780176679781)

Student Tutorial Software Printed Access Card (12-Months) for Dosage Calculations Third Canadian Edition (ISBN-10: 0176679790 | ISBN-13: 9780176679798)

DEMO STUDENT TUTORIAL SOFTWARE ERESOURCE FOR DOSAGE CALCULATIONS3 (ISBN-10: 0176679766 | ISBN-13: 9780176679767)