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Dosage/Drug Calculators, Tutorials & Quiz

  • Check your IV Medication Drip Calculations - Use this calculator for Epinephrine, Lidocaine, Isuprel, and Nitro Drips. (Public Safety Training Center - Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York. USA)

  • Dosage Calculations Tutorials - Tutorials on metric conversions, tablet and fluid dosage calculations and IV flow rate calculations (School of Nursing UNC, USA)

  • Drug Calculations for Nurses - Software to assist nurses and other health professionals teaching and learning drug calculations.

  • Fluid Dosages Quiz - Calculating fluid dosages is rather tricky. These 20 questions will assist you learning the principles of calculating fluid dosages.

  • Intravenous Flow Rates Quiz - 20 questions are presented to test your skills and enhance your learning of intravenous drug calculations. (School of Nursing UNC, USA)

  • Nursing calculators - On-line working calculators to solve nursing math problems with formulas and examples included. Great stuff. All programs are written by Manuel Villanueva unless otherwise specified. (manuelsweb.com)

  • RN Central: Dosage Calculations Quiz - Thanks to our trusty pharmacists, we do not always have to calculate dosages of medications. However, it is always best to know how to calculate your own dosages so that we all know exactly what we are giving, and exactly how much we should give. (RN Central)

  • Tablet Dosages Quiz - Calculating the number of tablets or capsules to administer to a patient is one of the most common calculations that a nurse is required to make. These 20 questions will assist you learning the principles of calculating tablet dosages.

Selected Publications:  
     


 
Essential Drug Dosage Calculations (4th Edition)
by Lorrie N. Hegstad, Wilma Hayek
Undergraduate text for nursing students. Utilizes the ratio and proportion method to promote competence in interpreting medication orders and mastery of drug dosage calculation. Includes CD with additional practice problems, illustrations, and a student guide. Previous edition: c1994. Softcover. DNLM: Pharmaceutical Preparations--administration.
Paperback: 374 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 4 edition (July 17, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN: 0838522858
 


 
Calculation of Drug Dosages
by Sheila J. Ogden
This popular dosage calculation work-text helps students master the critical skills necessary to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages. Innovative and practical, it includes information on the ratio and proportion, formula and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation, and numerous practice problems to accompany these methods. Ideal for students who need an extensive math review in addition to drug calculations content, this new edition features a more logical organization, a new chapter addressing medication administration to critically ill patients, and more practice problems on calculations for pediatric patients.
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: C.V. Mosby; 7th Bk&Cdr edition (February 14, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN: 0323018882
 


 
Calculation of Drug Dosages
by Caroline Janney, Jane Flahive
Textbook/workbook on administering and calculating drug dosages. For nursing students. Includes tips, geriatric drug calculations, sample situations, a chapter on dimensional analysis, color drug labels, pediatric chapter, chapter on heparin, insulin, IV and critical care, and more. Previous edition: c1996. Full-color illustrations. Softcover.
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: T J Designs; 6th edition (December 15, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN: 0939287129
 


 
Clinical Calculations: A Unified Approach
by Joanne M. Daniels, Loretta M. Smith
This text introduces dimensional analysis as the method for calculating all drug dosages. The use of a single, consistent method for dosage calculations helps eliminate confusion, reduce errors, and build confidence. Chapters include numerous examples, practice problems, and self-quizzes to enable students to monitor their progress, as well as interactive CD-ROM. (medication, administration, starting factor, conversion, equation, system of measurement, oral, parenteral, intravenous, pediatric, household, apothecary, metric, fractions, decimals, ratio, percent, proportion, equations, time, temperature)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning; 4 edition (September 1, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN: 0766801675

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