Medication Mathematics: A Practical Approach for Nurses
This resource for student nurses contains clinically-oriented dosage calculations. It is divided into modules with categories such as intravenous therapy calculations and paediatric dosage calculations. Refers to medications and equipment commonly used in Australia, with drug information conforming to Australian standards. The author has 20 years experience in the nursing profession and is involved in nursing education at Curtin University of Technology.
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The Australian metric system
Oral dosage calculations
Injectable dosage calculations
Intravenous therapy calculations
Paediatric dosage calculations 1 52
Complex care dosage calculations 1 72
Clinical problem solving
6-11-97 DOCTOR'S NAME/SICNATURE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ROUTE Additives Doctor's signature ALPHAPHARM ampoules AUST Calculate the dosage capsules Carole Park CAUTION S4 SUPPLY Check your answer CLINICAL APPLICATION Date Time Fluid decimal fraction decimal point dextrose DIGOXIN dilutent dobutamine DOCTOR'S NAME/SICNATURE PHARMACIST'S dosage calculations Dosage problem dpm Dosage problem drip rate drop factor erythromycin Establish the dosage examines the prescription Flucloxacillin Fluid Vol Fluid Volume mL frusemide Gentamicin glyceryl trinitrate INTRAMUSCULAR intravenous fluid intravenous therapy macrodrip MEDICATION DOSE FREQUENCY Metoclopramide mg TDS mg TDS ADDITIONAL millilitres mL Dosage problem mL syringe mL/h or h N/Sal NaCI NAME/SICNATURE PHARMACIST'S NAME nurse examines Nurse's signature Pethidine POSSESSION WITHOUT AUTHORITY prescribed PRESCRIPTION ILLEGAL KEEP PRESCRIPTION OR POSSESSION prescription The nurse REACH OF CHILDREN Read the prescription Round the dosage ROUTE START DATE Step Store below 25'C SUPPLY WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION syringe tablet contains TDS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THIORIDAZINE Tobramycin unknown ratio Western Australia