Calculation of Drug Dosages - E-Book

A Work Text

Calculation of Drug Dosages - E-Book

Known for its textbook/workbook format, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 10th Edition makes it easy to master the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your math skills, and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any inexperience or weaknesses you may have. Written by nursing experts Sheila Ogden and Linda Fluharty, this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Over 1,800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge. Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. 25 flash cards on Evolve contain abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book, allowing you to study at your own pace. UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market. NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included, and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix. NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.

Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

Math is a critical element of pharmaceutical care and a sound knowledge of math concepts is key to succeeding as a pharmacy technician. The second edition of PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS: A WORKTEXT provides an effective, hands-on guide to essential math skills, from simple addition and subtraction to formulas used in dosage calculations and basic business math. This highly practical reference helps students develop strong math skills to perform accurate calculations with confidence and prevent medication errors. In addition to informative content, the text includes abundant examples of medication labels, medical forms, and other images to help students apply professional skills in real-life situations. Now thoroughly updated, this edition is more useful than ever, providing an invaluable resource for students and professional pharmacy technicians alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Etomidate

An Intravenous Hypnotic Agent First Report on Clinical and Experimental Experience

Etomidate

The question how to induce general anaesthesia without problems has been asked repeatedly by anaesthetists and pharmacologists. P. A. JANSSEN developed etomidate and published this substance in 1971 as "a potent short-acting and relatively atoxic intravenous hypnotic agent in rats". In 1974 after several years of experimental and clinical trial the barbiturate-free hypnotic etomidate (soon marketed as Hypnomidate) was introduced to numerous auditors at the occasion of the IV. European Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Madrid. As the authors extended their essays, the actuality of the present book is given. The conclusion mentions the new solution of etomidate base in 35 % propylene glycol. It is expected that the disadvantageous effects - venous pain during injection and associated involuntary muscle movement- will largely be eliminated by using the new formula of etomidate after premedication of fentanyl. Mlinchen, August 1977 Alfred DOENICKE TABLE OF CONTENTS The Experimental Pharmacology of Etomidate, a New Potent, Short-Acting Intravenous Hypnotic (R. S. RENEMAN and P. A. JANSSEN) •. . . . •• 1 Protein Binding of Etomidate (G. A. MANNES and A. DOENICKE) ••••. . . 6 The Effect of Intra-Arterial Injection of Etomidate and Thiopental on the Skeletal Muscle- and Arterial Wall-Structures (R. S. RENEMAN, F. VERHEYEN, R. KRUGER, W. VAN GERVEN and M. BORGES) . . •. . •• 9 Interaction between Etomidate and the Antihypertensive Agents Propanolol andoC-Methyl-Dopa (R. S. RENEMAN, W. VAN GERVEN and R. KRUGER) ••. •. . . 15 Teratogenicity of Etomidate (A. DOENICKE and M. HAEHL) •. ••. •.

Pharmacology

Principles and Applications : a Worktext for Allied Health Professionals

Pharmacology

This new text offers complete, accurate information on dosage problems, pharmacological effects, medication administration, how to read and check prescriptions, and why certain medications are prescribed. Presented in a logical sequence starting with an introduction to pharmacology, it progresses through the steps of the medication process, including dosage calculation and medication administration. Body system icons highlight and reinforce which drugs are used for a specific body system. Enrichment elements such as Did You Know? boxes and critical thinking scenarios are included throughout. Numerous photos, illustrations, tables, and examples of drugs and equipment aid visual learning and recognition. Plus, patient education is also emphasized, a critical focus for today's health professional. Combines math and medication skills in a worktext format for a unique approach to mastering key pharmacology theory and skills. Follows the national curriculum and meets all AAMA and AMT standards for training in pharmacology for medical assisting programs. Body system icons used with corresponding drug discussions show at a glance which drugs are used for which body systems. Procedure boxes offer step-by-step instructions, many with photos, on how to administer medication. Key Points throughout the text offer bulleted summations of important, previously learned material. Competency Checklists spell out the individual steps required to complete a full range of medication administration procedures - an excellent measure for evaluating performance. Patient Education for Compliance boxes emphasize important patient education concepts and information the health professional should know when instructing patients about their prescribed medications.

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