Dosage Calculations for Nurses

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9780132068840: Dosage Calculations for Nurses

This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for dosage calculations and drug administration is an excellent reference guide for nursing and healthcare professionals. Critical thinking case studies, practice tests, and exercises prepare students for real calculations so they can confidently calculate safe and accurate dosage levels

With a workbook style, comprehensive coverage and over 1,000 problems and answers, ‘Dosage Calculations for Nurses’ allows the student to work at their own pace in the areas where they feel need the most support.  

"This book is appropriate for new student nurses"
Dawn Reasbeck, Sheffield Hallam University

"Excellent book with lots of examples and practice tests. Clear and easy to understand."
Alison Williams, School of Health & Social Care, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Glyndwr University 

"I found this book extremely practical, student friendly with a good range of self assessments for the student"
Sharon Sykes, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Studies, University of Central Lancashire 

"An excellent textbook for pre-reg nurses and non-medical prescribers"
Ruth Broadhead, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire

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The ability to calculate drug dosages accurately and quickly is an essential skill for nurses, but it’s an area that can cause anxiety.  With a workbook style, comprehensive coverage and over 1,000 problems and answers, Dosage Calculations for Nurses allows you to work at your own pace in the areas where you need the most support.  

Dosage Calculations for Nurses:

  • Covers safe drug administration, systems of measurement, oral and parenteral medications, solutions and paediatric dosages

  • A ‘maths review’ helps the student to brush up on their maths skills

  • Both generic and trade drug names are covered

  • Critical thinking case studies, practice tests and exercises prepare students for real calculations

  • Comprehensive practice sections at the end of each chapter ensure understanding of difficult concepts

About the Authors

June L. Olsen is Professor of Nursing (Emeritus) at the College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY.

Anthony Patrick Giangrasso is Professor of Mathematics at LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY.

Dolores M. Shrimpton is Professor of Nursing and Chairperson, Department of Nursing at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.

Patricia M. Dillon is Professor of Nursing and Deputy Chairperson, Department of Natural and Applied Science at LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY.

Sheila Cunningham is a principal lecturer in nursing at Middlesex University, London.

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