### Additional Information

#### Book Details

### Abstract

This best-selling book enables nursing students to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly. It begins with a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in basic arithmetic and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them.

Examples are drawn from everyday clinical practice with graded exercises and answers. The content covers

- administering injections, tablets and mixtures
- intravenous infusions
- administering safe dosages to children.

Nursing Calculations is an essential aid to safe clinical practice for student nurses and those returning to the profession.

A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points

Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations

Answers to questions aid self-study

Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations

The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice

All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice

Revised layout to avoid crowded pages

A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember

Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples

Additional set of syringe diagrams

A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock

Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice

### Table of Contents

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

Nursing Calculations | iii | ||

Copyright | iv | ||

Contents | v | ||

Preface to the Eighth Edition | vi | ||

Preface to the First Edition | vii | ||

Acknowledgements | vii | ||

Formulae used in this Book | viii | ||

Chapter 1: A review of relevant calculations | 1 | ||

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 | ||

Examples | 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 | ||

Memorise | 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 | ||

Simplifying Fractions IV | 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 | ||

Chapter 2: Dosages of oral medications | 45 | ||

What you need to know | 45 | ||

Calculating Dosages of Tablets | 47 | ||

Example 1 | 47 | ||

Example 2 | 48 | ||

Exercise 2A | 49 | ||

Combinations of Tablets | 50 | ||

Example | 50 | ||

Exercise 2B | 51 | ||

Strength of Solution According to Volume | 52 | ||

Example | 52 | ||

Exercise 2C | 53 | ||

Calculating Dosages of Oral Medications | 54 | ||

Example 1 | 54 | ||

Example 2 | 54 | ||

Exercise 2D | 55 | ||

Oral Calculations Involving Medication Labels | 56 | ||

Exercise 2E | 56 | ||

Chapter 2 Revision | 58 | ||

Chapter 3: Dosages of medications for injection | 59 | ||

What you need to know | 59 | ||

Estimating the Volume for Injection | 60 | ||

Example 1 | 60 | ||

Example 2 | 60 | ||

Example 3 | 60 | ||

Exercise 3A | 61 | ||

Calculating Volumes of Dosages for Injection | 62 | ||

Example 1 | 62 | ||

Example 2 | 62 | ||

Exercise 3B | 63 | ||

Exercise 3C | 64 | ||

Exercise 3D | 65 | ||

Exercise 3E | 66 | ||

Exercise 3F | 67 | ||

Calculations for Injection Involving Medication Labels | 68 | ||

Exercise 3G | 68 | ||

Measuring Volumes for Injection Using Syringes | 72 | ||

Exercise 3H | 72 | ||

Chapter 3 Revision | 79 | ||

Chapter 4: Intravenous infusion | 81 | ||

Calculating Volume of an Infusion | 83 | ||

Example 1 | 83 | ||

Calculating Time for an Infusion | 84 | ||

Example 2 | 84 | ||

Exercise 4A | 85 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow in Millilitres Per Hour (Ml/Hr) Given the Time in Hours | 86 | ||

Example | 86 | ||

Exercise 4B | 87 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow in Millilitres Per Hour (Ml/Hr) Given the Time in Minutes | 88 | ||

Example | 88 | ||

Exercise 4C | 89 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow in Drops Per Minute (Drops/Min) | 90 | ||

Example | 92 | ||

Exercise 4D | 93 | ||

Calculating Rates of Flow for Blood Transfusions (In Drops/Min) | 94 | ||

Example | 94 | ||

Exercise 4E | 95 | ||

Calculating Running Times and Finishing Times of Intravenous Infusions | 96 | ||

Example 1 | 96 | ||

Example 2 | 96 | ||

Exercise 4F | 97 | ||

Calculating Stock Concentration and Administration of Dosages | 98 | ||

Example 1 | 99 | ||

Example 2 | 100 | ||

Exercise 4G | 101 | ||

Calculating Kilojoules of Energy | 102 | ||

Example | 102 | ||

Exercise 4H | 103 | ||

Chapter 4 Revision | 104 | ||

Chapter 5: Paediatric dosages | 107 | ||

What you need to know | 107 | ||

Calculating a Single Dose Based on Body Weight | 109 | ||

Example 1 | 109 | ||

Calculating a Single Dose Based on Body Weight | 110 | ||

Example 2 | 110 | ||

Exercise 5A | 111 | ||

Calculating Volumes for Injection in Paediatric Patients | 112 | ||

Example 1 | 112 | ||

Example 2 | 112 | ||

Exercise 5B | 113 | ||

Calculating Paediatric Dosages for Oral Medications in Liquid Form | 114 | ||

Example 1 | 115 | ||

Example 2 | 116 | ||

Exercise 5C | 117 | ||

Calculating Paediatric Dosages Involving Powder-Form Medications for Injection | 118 | ||

Volume of Water-For-Injection &Concentration of a Solution | 119 | ||

Example | 120 | ||

Exercise 5D | 121 | ||

Determining a Child's Body Surface Area Using A Nomogram | 122 | ||

Example 1 | 124 | ||

Example 2 | 124 | ||

Exercise 5E | 125 | ||

Calculating Paediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area | 126 | ||

Example | 126 | ||

Exercise 5F | 127 | ||

Chapter 5 Revision | 128 | ||

Chapter 6: Revision of nursing calculations | 131 | ||

Revision exercise 6A | 131 | ||

Revision exercise 6B | 134 | ||

Chapter 7: Answers | 137 | ||

Chapter 1: A Review of Relevant Calculations | 137 | ||

Diagnostic test | 137 | ||

Review exercise 1A | 138 | ||

Review exercise 1B | 139 | ||

Review exercise 1C | 139 | ||

Review exercise 1D | 140 | ||

Review exercise 1E | 140 | ||

Review exercise 1F | 141 | ||

Review exercise 1G | 141 | ||

Review exercise 1H | 142 | ||

Review exercise 1I | 142 | ||

Review exercise 1J | 143 | ||

Review exercise 1K | 143 | ||

Review exercise 1L | 143 | ||

Review exercise 1M | 144 | ||

Review exercise 1N | 144 | ||

Review exercise 10 | 144 | ||

Review exercise 1P | 145 | ||

Review exercise 1Q | 145 | ||

Chapter 2: Dosages of Oral Medications | 146 | ||

Exercise 2A | 146 | ||

Exercise 2B | 146 | ||

Exercise 2C | 147 | ||

Exercise 2D | 147 | ||

Exercise 2E | 147 | ||

Chapter 2 Revision | 147 | ||

Chapter 3: Dosages of Medications for Injection | 148 | ||

Exercise 3A | 148 | ||

Exercise 3B | 148 | ||

Exercise 3C | 148 | ||

Exercise 3D | 148 | ||

Exercise 3E | 148 | ||

Exercise 3F | 148 | ||

Exercise 3G | 149 | ||

Exercise 3H | 149 | ||

Chapter 3 Revision | 149 | ||

Chapter 4: Intravenous Infusion | 150 | ||

Exercise 4A | 150 | ||

Exercise 4B | 150 | ||

Exercise 4C | 150 | ||

Exercise 4D | 150 | ||

Exercise 4E | 151 | ||

Exercise 4F | 151 | ||

Exercise 4G | 151 | ||

Exercise 4H | 151 | ||

Chapter 4 Revision | 152 | ||

Chapter 5: Paediatric Dosages | 153 | ||

Exercise 5A | 153 | ||

Exercise 5B | 153 | ||

Exercise 5C | 153 | ||

Exercise 5D | 153 | ||

Exercise 5E | 153 | ||

Exercise 5F | 153 | ||

Chapter 5 Revision | 154 | ||

Chapter 6: Revision of Nursing Calculations | 155 | ||

Revision exercise 6A | 155 | ||

Revision exercise 6B | 156 | ||

Index | 157 |