calculating drug doses safely a handbook for nurses and midwives

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Calculating Drug Doses Safely E Book

Author : George Downie
ISBN : 9780702049873
Genre : Medical
File Size : 83. 1 MB
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This book is designed to help nurses make accurate drug calculations and improve patient safety. It is written in an accessible style to make learning as easy as possible. The simple, clear and friendly approach will be a major help to anyone who hates maths. Real examples from prescriptions and medicine labels are used to simulate actual practice and help make the link with the theory. The range of specialties covered makes the content relevant to all areas of nursing practice. Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities New ‘How to use this book’ section More examples relating to renal, ITU, drug dosing, fluid balance and a wider range of examples Text restructured so less intimidating material is at the beginning e.g. molarity comes later Level of examples and exercises made clearer

Havard S Nursing Guide To Drugs

Author : Adriana P. Tiziani
ISBN : 9780729581622
Genre : Medical
File Size : 69. 94 MB
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This ninth edition of Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs e-book continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. All content in this must have nursing drug handbook, is tailored for nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand. User-friendly and fully up-to-date, this indispensible nursing e-book delivers safe drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Each therapeutic drug class features a detailed description, followed by an A-Z of drugs within that class. Important Nursing points and cautions throughout this edition highlight best practice in drug administration. Patient teaching and advice has been included to emphasise an essential part of care within a multidisciplinary team. This e-book edition also features icons that indicate drug cautions during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and another that indicates drug-specific restrictions in sport. A bestselling Elsevier textbook, Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs has been the premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition will also be available for separate purchase as an app (iOS and android) and provides an easy reference, searchable version of the text in mobile format for students and practitioners to carry with them during clinical practice. Also, available for separate purchase to be used alongside the Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs app will be the Tiziani Drug Calculations app. When both apps are purchased the user will be able to share function, content and data between the two applications. This link will provide cross reference from the text to case studies and drug calculation MCQ’s, placing the pharmacology in a clinical context. Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9e app and the Tiziani Drug Calculations app will be available for purchase in December 2013. Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names provided Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care New focus on Patient teaching and advice. All existing drugs reviewed and updated. All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines. Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon. Cautions for sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon.

Placement Learning In Medical Nursing A Guide For Students In Practice 1

Author : Maggie Maxfield
ISBN : 9780702043024
Genre : Medical
File Size : 75. 4 MB
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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you 'fit in'? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites. Titles in the Placement Learning series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing

Pharmacology And Medicines Management For Nurses E Book

Author : George Downie
ISBN : 9780702033339
Genre : Medical
File Size : 47. 61 MB
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations

Calculation Skills For Nurses

Author : Claire Boyd
ISBN : 9781118448915
Genre : Medical
File Size : 55. 99 MB
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Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.

Mckenna S Drug Handbook For Nursing And Midwifery

Author : Lisa McKenna
ISBN : 1920994971
Genre : Medical
File Size : 45. 61 MB
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A bestselling essential resource for nurses and healthcare practitioners. The seventh edition of the most comprehensive drug guide in Australia and New Zealand now comes in a new and improved design! A laminated cover protects from damage and spills and it's never been easier to find essential information with the improved structure and page design. The new handy pocket-sized drug card offers on the go information and new drug profiles guarantee the most up-to-date information for users.NEW! Durable cover and handy drug card. NEW! Revised chapter structure and page design. NEW! Sports Risk categories for exercise science students and professionals. Adjust-a-dose for application across the life cycle (pregnancy, childhood, adults and older adults). Adverse Reactions for each drug split into five sections: body system, common, uncommon, life-threatening, or common and life-threatening. Contraindications Quick reference flaps with drug calculations Care Considerations and Patient Teaching have been revised and updated on evidence-based considerations

Nursing Calculations

Author : John D. Gatford
ISBN : 9780702063350
Genre : Medical
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This internationally renowned guide to basic arithmetic for nursing students has been completely revised and updated for a new generation of readers. Now entering its ninth edition, Nursing Calculations comes with a quick-reference card fits in the pocket to remind readers of essential formulae and AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF COMPUTERS AND MOBILE DEVICES. Over 200,000 copies sold since publication! Initial self-testing chapter allows readers to identify and address areas of difficulty before moving onto practical examples ‘Important Boxes’ highlight potential pitfalls for the reader Special section on paediatrics covers medication calculations relating to body weight and body surface area Contains glossary and useful abbreviations Brings together basic math skills and clinical examples to prepare readers for real life drug calculations Quick-reference card fits in the pocket and remind readers of essential formulae Questions have been revised and updated when necessary to reflect current practice New material includes the use of medication charts in questions that involve medication labels Additional worked examples facilitate understanding of the 24-hour clock Contains a new revision chapter to help consolidate learning NOW COMES WITH AN ON-LINE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FURTHER SELF-TESTING VIA THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES!

Drug Calculations For Nurses 4th Edition

Author : Robert Lapham
ISBN : 9781482248463
Genre : Medical
File Size : 79. 70 MB
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The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Drug Calculations

Author : Meta Brown
ISBN : 9780323316590
Genre : Pharmaceutical arithmetic
File Size : 30. 27 MB
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Extensively covering the ratio and proportion method, Drug Calculations: Ratio and Proportion Problems for Clinical Practice, 10th Edition is known for its realistic practice problems and unique "proof" step in the answer key that lets you double-check your answers to avoid medication errors. This text addresses the current issue of patient safety with respect to accurate drug dosages through the inclusion of QSEN competencies recommendations - and with features such as new Clinical Relevance boxes and Clinical Alerts that call attention to situations in actual practice that have resulted in drug errors. You will get extensive hands-on practice for the NCLEX Exam through the text's calculation problems, critical thinking exercises, worksheets, and assessment tests. Over 1,100 practice problems in ratio and proportion offer the extensive practice needed to become proficient in drug calculations. Step-by-step format for each problem includes a unique Proof step in the answer key to ensure that you understand the solution. Patient Safety chapter helps you prevent medication errors and understand drug labels, medication administration forms, and physician's order forms. Multiple-choice Worksheets within each chapter help you prepare for the NCLEX examination. Critical thinking exercises aid you in applying analytical skills and drug calculations to clinical practice. Clinical Alerts highlight potential and common drug calculation errors. Full-color drug labels and equipment illustrations provide you with a realistic representation of medication administration and what you will encounter in the clinical setting. Detailed coverage of the ratio and proportion method provides a logical, accurate, and consistent method of drug calculation. Worksheets follow each chapter section for additional practice and application of drug calculations. NEW! Vocabulary section at the beginning of each chapter provides you with a convenient reference to definitions of terms used throughout the chapter. NEW! Clinical Relevance boxes integrate medication-related clinical practice concepts, such as: nursing practice, high-risk medications, safety issues, and common administration errors.

Medication Safety

Author : Molly Courtenay
ISBN : 9781139482424
Genre : Medical
File Size : 31. 88 MB
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The supply and administration of medicines is an area of practice in which a number of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals) are involved. Prescribing is a relatively new role which many of these healthcare professionals have adopted. Medication Safety focuses on promoting safety in the delivery of medicines. Chapters explore the various stages in the medication process including safety in prescribing, dispensing and administering drugs. Adverse reactions, parenteral administration, dosage calculations, safety with controlled drugs, and reporting errors and near misses are all addressed in evidence-based contributions from a highly experienced team of contributors. This text is essential reading for all healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of medicines to patients.

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