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#### Book Details

### Abstract

This internationally renowned guide to basic arithmetic for nursing students has been completely revised and updated for a new generation of readers. Now entering its ninth edition, *Nursing Calculations* comes with a quick-reference card fits in the pocket to remind readers of essential formulae and AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF COMPUTERS AND MOBILE DEVICES.

- Over 200,000 copies sold since publication!
- Initial self-testing chapter allows readers to identify and address areas of difficulty before moving onto practical examples
- ‘Important Boxes’ highlight potential pitfalls for the reader
- Special section on paediatrics covers medication calculations relating to body weight and body surface area
- Contains glossary and useful abbreviations
- Brings together basic math skills and clinical examples to prepare readers for real life drug calculations
- Quick-reference card fits in the pocket and remind readers of essential formulae

- Questions have been revised and updated when necessary to reflect current practice
- New material includes the use of medication charts in questions that involve medication labels
- Additional worked examples facilitate understanding of the 24-hour clock
- Contains a new revision chapter to help consolidate learning
- NOW COMES WITH AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES!

### Table of Contents

Section Title | Page | Action | Price |
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Front Cover | cover | ||

IFC_Evolve advert page | IFC1 | ||

Nursing Calculations | i | ||

Copyright Page | iv | ||

Table Of Contents | v | ||

Preface to the Ninth Edition | vi | ||

Preface to the First Edition | vii | ||

Acknowledgements | viii | ||

Useful abbreviations | ix | ||

Formulae used in this book | x | ||

1 A review of relevant calculations | 1 | ||

Chapter Contents | 2 | ||

Short List of Mathematical Terms | 3 | ||

Whole Numbers | 3 | ||

Fractions | 3 | ||

Proper and Improper Fractions | 3 | ||

Decimals | 4 | ||

Percentages | 4 | ||

Other Terms | 4 | ||

Diagnostic Test | 6 | ||

Multiplication by 10, 100 and 1000 | 10 | ||

Example | 10 | ||

Review exercise 1A | 11 | ||

Division by 10, 100 and 1000 | 12 | ||

Example A | 12 | ||

Example B | 12 | ||

Review exercise 1B | 13 | ||

Converting Units | 14 | ||

Example A | 14 | ||

Example B | 14 | ||

Example C | 14 | ||

Example D | 14 | ||

Example E | 14 | ||

Example F | 14 | ||

Example G | 14 | ||

Example H | 14 | ||

Review exercise 1C | 15 | ||

Comparing Measurements | 16 | ||

Example A | 16 | ||

Example B | 16 | ||

Review exercise 1D | 17 | ||

Multiplication of Decimals | 18 | ||

Example A | 18 | ||

Example B | 18 | ||

Example C | 18 | ||

Review exercise 1E | 19 | ||

Factors | 20 | ||

Example | 20 | ||

Review exercise 1F | 21 | ||

Simplifying Fractions I | 22 | ||

Example A | 22 | ||

Example B | 22 | ||

Review exercise 1G | 23 | ||

Simplifying Fractions II | 24 | ||

Example A | 24 | ||

Example B | 24 | ||

Review exercise 1H | 25 | ||

Simplifying Fractions III | 26 | ||

Example A | 26 | ||

Example B | 26 | ||

Review exercise 1I | 27 | ||

Simplifying Fractions IV | 28 | ||

Example A | 28 | ||

Example B | 28 | ||

Example C | 28 | ||

Example D | 28 | ||

Review exercise 1J | 29 | ||

Rounding off Decimal Numbers | 30 | ||

Rounding off to One Decimal Place | 30 | ||

Example A | 30 | ||

Rounding off to two Decimal Places | 30 | ||

Example B | 30 | ||

Review exercise 1K | 31 | ||

Fraction to a Decimal I | 32 | ||

Example A | 32 | ||

Example B | 32 | ||

Example C | 32 | ||

Example D | 32 | ||

Review exercise 1L | 33 | ||

Fraction to a Decimal II | 34 | ||

Example A | 34 | ||

Example B | 34 | ||

Example C | 34 | ||

Review exercise 1M | 35 | ||

Fraction to a Decimal III | 36 | ||

Example A | 36 | ||

Example B | 36 | ||

Review exercise 1N | 37 | ||

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions | 38 | ||

Example A | 38 | ||

Example B | 38 | ||

Review exercise 1O | 39 | ||

Multiplication of Fractions | 40 | ||

Example A | 40 | ||

Example B | 40 | ||

Example C | 40 | ||

Review exercise 1P | 41 | ||

Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number | 42 | ||

Example A | 42 | ||

Example B | 42 | ||

Review exercise 1Q | 43 | ||

24-Hour Time | 44 | ||

Example A | 44 | ||

Example B | 44 | ||

Example C | 44 | ||

Review exercise 1R | 45 | ||

2 Dosages of oral medications | 47 | ||

Chapter Contents | 48 | ||

What You Need to Know | 47 | ||

Calculating Dosages of Tablets and Capsules | 49 | ||

Example A | 49 | ||

Example B | 50 | ||

Exercise 2A | 51 | ||

Combinations of Tablets | 52 | ||

Example | 52 | ||

Exercise 2B | 53 | ||

Strength of Solution According to Volume | 54 | ||

Example | 54 | ||

Exercise 2C | 55 | ||

Calculating Dosages of Liquid Medications | 56 | ||

Example A | 56 | ||

Example B | 56 | ||

Exercise 2D | 57 | ||

Oral Calculations Involving Prescriptions and Medication Labels | 58 | ||

Exercise 2E | 58 | ||

Chapter 2 Revision | 62 | ||

3 Dosages of medications for injection | 63 | ||

Chapter Contents | 64 | ||

What You Need to Know | 63 | ||

Estimating the Volume for Injection | 65 | ||

Example A | 65 | ||

Example B | 65 | ||

Example C | 65 | ||

Exercise 3A | 66 | ||

Calculating Volumes of Dosages for Injection | 67 | ||

Example A | 67 | ||

Example B | 67 | ||

Exercise 3B | 68 | ||

Exercise 3C | 69 | ||

Exercise 3D | 70 | ||

Exercise 3E | 71 | ||

Exercise 3F | 72 | ||

Calculations for Injection Involving Prescriptions and Medication Labels | 73 | ||

Exercise 3G | 73 | ||

Measuring Volumes for Injection Using Syringes | 77 | ||

Exercise 3H | 77 | ||

Chapter 3 Revision | 84 | ||

4 Intravenous infusion | 85 | ||

Chapter Contents | 86 | ||

Calculating Volume of an Infusion | 87 | ||

Example | 87 | ||

Calculating Time for an Infusion | 88 | ||

Example | 88 | ||

Exercise 4A | 89 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow in Millilitres Per Hour (mL/hr) Given the Time in Hours | 90 | ||

Example | 90 | ||

Exercise 4B | 91 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow in Millilitres Per Hour (mL/hr) Given the Time in Minutes | 92 | ||

Example | 92 | ||

Exercise 4C | 93 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow in Drops Per Minute (Drops/Min) | 94 | ||

Example | 95 | ||

Exercise 4D | 96 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow for Blood Transfusions (Drops/Min) | 97 | ||

Example | 97 | ||

Exercise 4E | 98 | ||

Calculating Finishing Times of Intravenous Infusions | 99 | ||

Example A | 99 | ||

Example B | 99 | ||

Exercise 4F | 100 | ||

Calculating Running Times and Finishing Times of Intravenous Infusions | 101 | ||

Example A | 101 | ||

Example B | 101 | ||

Exercise 4G | 102 | ||

Calculating Stock Concentration and Administration of Dosages | 103 | ||

Example A | 104 | ||

Example B | 104 | ||

Exercise 4H | 105 | ||

Calculating Kilojoules of Energy | 106 | ||

Example | 106 | ||

Exercise 4I | 107 | ||

Chapter 4 Revision | 108 | ||

5 Paediatric dosages | 110 | ||

Chapter Contents | 111 | ||

What You Need to Know | 110 | ||

Calculating a Single Dose Based on Body Weight | 112 | ||

Example A | 112 | ||

Example B | 112 | ||

Example C | 112 | ||

Exercise 5A | 113 | ||

Estimating Volumes for Injection in Paediatric Patients | 114 | ||

Example | 114 | ||

Exercise 5B | 115 | ||

Calculating Volumes for Injection in Paediatric Patients | 116 | ||

Example A | 116 | ||

Example B | 116 | ||

Exercise 5C | 117 | ||

Calculating Paediatric Dosages for Oral Medications in Liquid Form | 118 | ||

Example A | 119 | ||

Example B | 119 | ||

Exercise 5D | 120 | ||

Calculating Paediatric Dosages Involving Powder-Form Medications for Injection | 121 | ||

Volume of Water-for-Injection and Concentration of a Solution | 122 | ||

Example | 123 | ||

Exercise 5E | 124 | ||

Determining a Child’s Body Surface Area Using a Nomogram | 125 | ||

Example A | 127 | ||

Example B | 127 | ||

Exercise 5F | 128 | ||

Calculating Paediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area | 129 | ||

Example | 129 | ||

Exercise 5G | 130 | ||

Chapter 5 Revision | 131 | ||

6 Revision of nursing calculations | 133 | ||

Revision exercise 6A | 133 | ||

Revision exercise 6B | 137 | ||

Revision exercise 6C | 140 | ||

7 Answers | 143 | ||

Chapter 1: A Review of Relevant Calculations | 143 | ||

Diagnostic test | 143 | ||

Review exercise 1A | 144 | ||

Review exercise 1B | 145 | ||

Review exercise 1C | 145 | ||

Review exercise 1D | 146 | ||

Review exercise 1E | 146 | ||

Review exercise 1F | 147 | ||

Review exercise 1G | 147 | ||

Review exercise 1H | 148 | ||

Review exercise 1I | 149 | ||

Review exercise 1J | 150 | ||

Review exercise 1K | 150 | ||

Review exercise 1L | 151 | ||

Review exercise 1M | 151 | ||

Review exercise 1N | 151 | ||

Review exercise 1O | 152 | ||

Review exercise 1P | 153 | ||

Review exercise 1Q | 153 | ||

Review exercise 1R | 154 | ||

Chapter 2: Dosages of Oral Medications | 155 | ||

Exercise 2A | 155 | ||

Exercise 2B | 155 | ||

Exercise 2C | 156 | ||

Exercise 2D | 156 | ||

Exercise 2E | 156 | ||

Chapter 2 Revision | 157 | ||

Chapter 3: Dosages of Medications for Injection | 158 | ||

Exercise 3A | 158 | ||

Exercise 3B | 158 | ||

Exercise 3C | 158 | ||

Exercise 3D | 158 | ||

Exercise 3E | 159 | ||

Exercise 3F | 159 | ||

Exercise 3G | 159 | ||

Exercise 3H | 159 | ||

Chapter 3 Revision | 160 | ||

Chapter 4: Intravenous Infusion | 161 | ||

Exercise 4A | 161 | ||

Exercise 4B | 161 | ||

Exercise 4C | 161 | ||

Exercise 4D | 162 | ||

Exercise 4E | 162 | ||

Exercise 4F | 162 | ||

Exercise 4G | 162 | ||

Exercise 4H | 163 | ||

Exercise 4I | 163 | ||

Chapter 4 Revision | 164 | ||

Chapter 5: Paediatric Dosages | 165 | ||

Exercise 5A | 165 | ||

Exercise 5B | 165 | ||

Exercise 5C | 165 | ||

Exercise 5D | 165 | ||

Exercise 5E | 166 | ||

Exercise 5F | 166 | ||

Exercise 5G | 166 | ||

Chapter 5 Revision | 167 | ||

Chapter 6: Revision of Nursing Calculations | 168 | ||

Revision exercise 6A | 168 | ||

Revision exercise 6B | 169 | ||

Revision exercise 6C | 170 | ||

Index | 171 | ||

A | 171 | ||

B | 171 | ||

C | 171 | ||

D | 171 | ||

E | 171 | ||

F | 172 | ||

G | 172 | ||

I | 172 | ||

K | 173 | ||

L | 173 | ||

M | 173 | ||

N | 173 | ||

O | 173 | ||

P | 173 | ||

R | 174 | ||

S | 174 | ||

T | 174 | ||

V | 174 | ||

W | 174 | ||

Card Insert | IBC1 | ||

Calculating rates of flow in millilitres per hour (mL/hr) | IBC1 | ||

Calculating rates of flow in drops per minute (drops/min) | IBC1 | ||

Calculating Doses | IBC1 |