Gatford and Phillips' Drug Calculations, 10th Edition
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.
|Author Information||By John D. Gatford, Mathematics teacher, Melbourne, Australia; Nicole Phillips, DipAppSci(Nsg) BN GDipAdvNsg(Educ) MNS PhD MRCNA, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia ; Julie Martyn and Mathew Carey, PhD, BSc, Dip-HE, PGCAP, fHEA, RGN, Lecturer in Nursing and Child Health (Education), Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK|
|Table of Content||
Symbols used in this book
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
|trim||185h x 124w mm|