Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations

Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations
6th Ed.
2023 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Anna M. Curren, RN, BN, MA, LL.D
ISBN-10: 1-284-24862-3
eISBN-10: 1-284-24867-4
Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Nursing

Description

“In my opinion it is the only DA (dimensional analysis) text on the market that explains ‘DA’ in an easy to follow way.”
~ Nursing instructor currently using the text

Dosage calculation is an essential skill for students embarking on a career in nursing. This topic can be very challenging and intimidating for students, however, veteran author, Anna Curren breaks down this subject using the dimensional analysis method which reduces all calculations into a single, easy-to-solve equation. This takes the fear factor out of manual math altogether. Many students have raved about how previous editions of this text helped them through their medical math course and succeeded in clinical practice.

The Sixth Edition of Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations has been streamlined to present only the essential information. The first chapter begins with an overview of the metric system; as Current states, 98% of all calculations involve metric measures. The text is structured to feature content in small instructional steps followed by assessments to reinforce what has been learned. In an effort to prevent annual hospital drug dose errors, the latest drug dosage abbreviations and metric notations are included giving nurses the knowledge they need to care for their patients safely.

Features and Benefits

  • • New chapter Introduction to IV Therapy covers intravenous medication titration and IV infusion
  • • Pediatric dosage information appears side-by-side with adult dosages
  • • Video assets guide students through dimensional analysis calculations

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