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Conquer Dosage Calculations!

Packed with valuable information, this reference helps you put two and two together! It gives you:

  • All the basics on fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions and measurement systems  
  •  Key information on parenteral, oral and rectal drug administration
  • Essential information on documentation and what constitutes a legal prescription
  • Specific chapters on preventing drug errors, and considerations for paediatric, obstetric and critical care patients 

Fabulous features!

Five-star features help you to review your skills by highlighting important information and key concepts:

  • Before you give that drug! contains urgent advice on how to avoid dangerous drug errors
  • Advice from the experts provides pointers on how to maintain dosage accuracy
  • For maths phobics only gives helpful hints, tips and illustrations to help you overcome ‘I hate maths’ hurdles
  • Memory joggers and Quick Quizzes simplify concepts and reinforce learning

Adapted from the popular Made Incredibly Easy! series this text includes relevant language, references, legislation and measurements for the Australian New Zealand marketplace.


Preface v 
Reviewers of the Australian and New Zealand edition
Contributors and consultants: UK edition
Contributors and consultants: USA edition
Part I Basic calculations
1 Fractions
2 Decimals and percentages
3 Ratios, fractions, proportions and solving for X
4 Dimensional analysis
Part II Measurement systems 
5 The metric system
6 Alternative measurement systems
Part III Recording drug administration
7 Prescriptions
8 Administration records
9 Preventing drug errors
Part IV Oral, topical and rectal drugs
10 Calculating oral drug dosages
11 Calculating topical and rectal drug dosages
Part V Parenteral administration
12 Calculating parenteral injections
13 Calculating IV infusions
Part VI Special calculations
14 Calculating paediatric dosages
15 Calculating obstetric drug dosages
16 Calculating critical care dosages

Practice makes perfect
Drug therapy conversions
Dosage calculation formulas
Selected references
Additional resources


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