Calculation of Drug Dosages: A Work Text (10th edition)


Download Calculation of Drug Dosages: A Work Text (10th edition) written by Sheila J. Ogden, Linda Fluharty in PDF format. This book is under the category Medicine and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 0323310699 / 1974801543/9780323310697 / 9781974801541. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


Known for its workbook/textbook/format; Calculation of Drug Dosages 10th Edition makes it very easy to master the ratio and formula; proportion; and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your mathematics skills; and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any weaknesses or inexperience you may have. Written by nursing experts Linda Fluharty and Sheila Ogden; this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence.

    • Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems.
    • Over 1800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations.
    • An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety.
    • Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content.
    • A logical structure is organized from simple to complex; making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge.
    • Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter.
    • A comprehensive post-test at the end of the ebook offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding.
    • 25 flash cards on Evolve contain formulas; abbreviations; and conversions from the textbook; allowing you to study at your own pace.
    • Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion; formula; and dimensional analysis methods.
    • An extensive mathematics review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses.

  • UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market.
  • NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of every chapter rather than in the end of the ebook.
  • NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included; and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix.

Additional information


Sheila J. Ogden, Linda Fluharty


Mosby; 10th edition (February 13; 2015)




624 pages






0323310699 / 1974801543


9780323310697 / 9781974801541

Table of contents

Table of contents :
Content: Review of mathematics —
Review of mathematics pretest —
Fractions —
Decimals —
Percents —
Ratios —
Proportions —
Review of mathematics posttest —
Units and measurements for the calculation of drug dosages —
Metric and household measurements —
Apothecary and household measurements —
Equivalents between apothecary and metric measurements —
Preparation for calculation of drug dosages —
Safety in medication administration —
Interpretation of the physician’s orders —
How to read drug labels —
Dimensional analysis and the calculation of drug dosages —
Calculation of drug dosages —
Oral dosages —
Parenteral dosages —
Reconstitution and dosages measured in units —
Intravenous flow rates —
Critical care intravenous flow rates —
Pediatric dosages —
Obstetric dosages —
Drug administration considerations —
Automated medication dispensing systems —
Special considerations for the administration of medications to the elderly —
Home care considerations in the administration of medications.

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