Dosage Calculations 9th Edition
Gloria D. Pickar, RN, EdD | Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD
ISBN-13: 9781439058473 | ISBN-10: 1439058474
© 2013 | Published |  640  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781418080471

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The best-selling dosage calculations book on the market, Gloria Pickar's DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition features the three-step approach to basic and advanced Formula Method calculations that nursing and other health care professionals prefer, along with a reader-friendly writing style and handy "work text" format. In addition to easing readers into the math with a thorough review, the book uses a logic-based process to build confidence and limit anxiety. Featuring full-color images of drug labels, critical thinking assessments, extensive clinical examples, and a host of interactive supplements, including an accompanying online tutorial, DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition gives readers the skills they need to master dosage calculations in any clinical setting.



  • Part I: MATHEMATICS REVIEW.
    1. Fractions and Decimals.
    2. Ratios, Percents, Simple Equations, and Ratio-Proportion.
    Part I Self-Evaluation. Mathematics Diagnostic Evaluation.
    Part II: MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, DRUG ORDERS, AND DRUG LABELS.
    3. Systems of Measurement.
    4. Conversions: Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems.
    5. Conversions for Other Clinical Applications: Time and Temperature.
    6. Equipment Used in Dosage Measurement.
    7. Interpreting Drug Orders.
    8. Understanding Drug Labels.
    9. Preventing Medication Errors.
    Part II Self-Evaluation.
    Part III: DRUG DOSAGE CALCULATIONS.
    10. Oral Dosage of Drugs.
    11. Parenteral Dosage of Drugs.
    12. Reconstitution of Solutions.
    13. Alternative Dosage Calculation Methods: Ratio-Proportion and Dimensional Analysis.
    14. Pediatric and Adult Dosages Based on Body Weight.
    Part III Self-Evaluation.
    Part IV: ADVANCED CALCULATIONS.
    15. Intravenous Solutions, Equipment, and Calculations.
    16. Body Surface Area and Advanced Pediatric Calculations.
    17. Advanced Adult Intravenous Calculations.
    Section IV Self-Evaluation.

    • The online tutorial includes practice questions corresponding to each chapter in the book, self-evaluation pre-tests and post-tests, a drop-down calculator (as used on the computerized NCLEX exam), interactive syringe activities, glossary, case study exercises, and medication administration videos.
    • SIMPLIFIED THREE-STEP APPROACH: Readers quickly adopt and build on Pickar's convenient three-step process for calculating dosages: 1) Convert, 2) Think, and 3) Calculate!
    • RELIABLE ERROR PREVENTION: Substantial coverage of Medication Error Prevention includes up-to-date regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices. Only approved Joint Commission and I.S.M.P. abbreviations are used throughout to ensure safe and current use of standardized terminology.
    • INTRODUCTORY "MULTIPLE METHODS": Overviews of alternative dosage calculation methods include Dimensional Analysis and Ratio-Proportion, making DOSAGE CALCULATIONS, 9th Edition a comprehensive resource for dosage calculations content.
    • CAPTIVATING IMAGES AND FEATURES: Color photos of actual medication labels and full-size syringes add realistic dimension to the readings, while practice software with tutorials, animations, and more than 1,000 extra practice problems help readers test their knowledge of the material.
    • The online tutorial includes practice questions corresponding to each chapter in the book, self-evaluation pre-tests and post-tests, a drop-down calculator (as used on the computerized NCLEX exam), interactive syringe activities, glossary, case study exercises, and medication administration videos.
    • The online tutorial includes practice questions corresponding to each chapter in the book, self-evaluation pre-tests and post-tests, a drop-down calculator (as used on the computerized NCLEX exam), interactive syringe activities, glossary, case study exercises, and medication administration videos.
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  • Gloria D. Pickar, R.N., Ed.D., is President and Chief Academic Officer of Compass Knowledge Group in Orlando, Florida. She is a former Academic Dean at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. She is also the author of nine editions of best-selling DOSAGE CALCULATIONS.

    Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.