Gatford and Phillips' Drug Calculations, 10th Edition

By Julie Martyn , Mathew Carey, PhD, BSc, Dip-HE, PGCAP, fHEA, RCN, John D. Gatford and Nicole Phillips, DipAppSc(Nsg), BN GDipAdvNsg (Educ), MNS, PhD
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This bestselling pocketbook makes calculating medicine easy. Now in its tenth edition, it has been revised as a practical guide to rapid and accurate drug calculations for all health professionals who prescribe, supply and administer medication.

Gatford's Drugs Calculations supports the fundamental mathematical skills needed on the wards, then goes further to provide context and tips for application. With examples taken from everyday practice, readers will learn calculations for administering injections, tablets and mixtures, intravenous infusions, and safe dosages for children and the elderly.

Not only will this essential aid boost your healthcare numeracy and confidence, the skills you develop will ensure patient safety when calculating drugs for which you are responsible and accountable in future.

Included is an extensive online resource to enable you to test your knowledge.


Key Features
  • Case scenarios and practical examples bring drug calculations to life
  • Introduction to the forms of medications - solid, liquid, infused and paediatric - enhances reader knowledge
  • Covers medication administration concepts, mathematical formulas and pharmacokinetics related to calculating the bioavailability of medications
  • Safety messages and alerts ensure patient safety
  • 'Super case' follows patient through the lifespan to consolidate learning
  • Images and icons make the text easy to navigate
  • Quick-reference card to remind readers of essential formulae
ISBN 9780702082542
Product Format Book
Publication Date 2022
Author Information By Julie Martyn , Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast Fraser Coast, Queensland, Australia ; Mathew Carey, PhD, BSc, Dip-HE, PGCAP, fHEA, RCN, Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom; John D. Gatford, Mathematics Tutor, Melbourne, Australia and Nicole Phillips, DipAppSc(Nsg), BN GDipAdvNsg (Educ), MNS, PhD, Professor of Nursing and Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
Table of Content

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Formulae used in this book

1. A review of relevant calculations

2. Dosages of oral medications

3. Dosages of medications for injection

4. Intravenous infusion

5. Paediatric dosages

6. Revision of nursing calculations

7. Sample numeracy test

8. Answers


Publication Date 21-04-2022
Pages 148
Trim 185h x 124w mm
Stock Status Coming Soon
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