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How to Master Nursing Calculations

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Pass Numeracy Tests and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

  • Author: Chris John Tyreman
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 074946156X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
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To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts. The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels. It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Pass Numeracy Tests and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

  • Author: C. J. Tyreman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780749461553
  • Category: Drugs
  • Page: 167
  • View: 7095
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To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts.The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels.It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

Drug Calculations 2nd Edition

Drug Calculations 2nd Edition

A Step-by-Step Approach

  • Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780340810286
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 272
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As nurses gain greater responsibility and nurse practitioners become a larger group the pressure on nurses to prescribe accurately and independently increases. At the same time the general view among lecturers is that students of medicine as well as of nursing are arriving at university with increasingly poor basic maths skills, and this is also said to apply to pharmacy students. Students need a practical course textbook that will take them through into the start of their clinical work as a companion to drug prescribing, preparation and delivery. This is the second edition of this pocket-sized introductory guide to performing drug calculations accurately and confidently. Compiled by a pharmacist and a nurse, the book combines the essential theory of pharmacology with the implications for professional practice. It moves from explanations of the simple through to complex formulae relating to the many drugs used today, and includes worked examples plus problems for self-assessment. Unlike many of its competitors, it includes intravenous administration of drugs. New for the second edition: * moves away from hospital bias to include more community issues e.g patient controlled analgesia, and examples; 'how to use this book' completely rewritten * includes more examples of problems and presents the answers separately so they can be used for self-assessment * greatly improved presentation, including 2-colour text design

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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How to Master Nursing Calculations

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Improve Your Maths and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

  • Author: Chris John Tyreman
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749467541
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 224
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For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling How to Master Nursing Calculations, is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts. Including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations - requiring little mathematical knowledge - How to Master Nursing Calculations, 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.

Drug Calculations for Nurses

Drug Calculations for Nurses

Context for Practice

  • Author: Kerri Wright
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230344534
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 272
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This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.

Research Methods in Crime and Justice

Research Methods in Crime and Justice

  • Author: Brian L. Withrow
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317300661
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 588
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Research Methods in Crime and Justice, 2nd Edition, is an innovative text/online hybrid for undergraduate Criminal Justice Research Methods courses. This material uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to show students that success as criminal justice practitioners is linked to their acquisition of research skills. Brian Withrow, a widely published academic researcher and former Texas State Trooper, developed this approach for his own undergraduate Research Methods class. He persuasively demonstrates that research skills aren’t just essential to university academic researchers but to successful criminal justice practitioners as well. More than 80 short, sharply focused examples throughout the text rely on research that is conducted by, on behalf of, or relevant to criminal justice practitioners to engage students’ interest like no other text of its kind. Extensive web materials all written by the author provide an array of instructor support material, including a Researcher’s Notebook that provides students (and their instructors) with a series of structured exercises leading to the development of a valid research project. Withrow systematically walks students through defining a question, conducting a literature review, and designing a research method that provides the data necessary to answer the research question—all online, with minimal instructor supervision. The second edition features expanded coverage of measurement, qualitative research methods, and evaluation research methods, as well as additional downloadable journal articles to ensure students begin to think critically about research and can read scholarly literature.

How to Master the UKCAT

How to Master the UKCAT

Over 750 Practice Questions for the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test

  • Author: Mike Bryon
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749459212
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 400
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Over the past few years most British universities have turned to standardized testing to assess candidates for admission. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is the latest test to be developed. It is used by the majority of UK medical and dentistry schools. The UKCAT tests verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and decision analysis rather than scientific knowledge. How to Pass the UKCAT by testing expert Mike Bryon contains 750 up-to-date, highly relevant practice questions for the UKCAT subtests. It also offers timed mini-tests so readers can practice against the clock. "This study guide for the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) offers medical and dental students 750 practice questions for improving test scores, and emphasizes developing a balance between speed and accuracy and practicing under realistic exam conditions. Originally published as How to Pass the UKCAT in 2009, the second edition adds 30 mast class questions for abstract reasoning." - Book News

Practice Questions for NCLEX-PN

Practice Questions for NCLEX-PN

  • Author: Judith C. Miller
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133168434
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 528
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Reinforcing the concepts and critical thinking skills necessary to pass the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, Delmar's Practice Questions for NCLEX-PN, Second Edition is a proven resource. More than 4000 questions encompass the core areas of the curriculum including Pharmacology, Nutrition, Mental Health and Gerontology. Each question is categorized according to areas of the test plan established by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing offering a solid foundation in exam preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Robert Lapham
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482248468
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 334
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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.

Applied Statistical Methods

Applied Statistical Methods

  • Author: Irving W. Burr
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483277860
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 500
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Applied Statistical Methods covers the fundamental understanding of statistical methods necessary to deal with a wide variety of practical problems. This 14-chapter text presents the topics covered in a manner that stresses clarity of understanding, interpretation, and method of application. The introductory chapter illustrates the importance of statistical analysis. The next chapters introduce the methods of data summarization, including frequency distributions, cumulative frequency distributions, and measures of central tendency and variability. These topics are followed by discussions of the fundamental principles of probability, the concepts of sample spaces, outcomes, events, probability, independence of events, and the characterization of discrete and continuous random variables. Other chapters explore the distribution of several important statistics; statistical tests of hypotheses; point and interval estimation; and simple linear regression. The concluding chapters review the elements of single- and two-factor analysis of variance and the design of analysis of variance experiments. This book is intended primarily for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, as well as in economics, business, and related areas. Researchers and line personnel in industry and government will find this book useful in self-study.

Communicating Risks and Benefits

Communicating Risks and Benefits

An Evidence Based User's Guide

  • Author: Baruch Fischhoff
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160901799
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 240
  • View: 691
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Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Surgical Arithmetic

Surgical Arithmetic

Epidemiological, Statistical and Outcome-Based Approach to Surgical Practice

  • Author: Lawrence Rosenberg
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1498713637
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 244
  • View: 5664
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This book is intended for the practicing surgeon. It is designed to offer practical insights into the essentials of an epidemiological, statistical and outcomes-based approach to surgical practice. Surgeons are invited to begin to develop the requisite skills that will allow them to communicate effectively with their colleagues in epidemiology and biostatistics in order to develop an optimized approach to patient care.

Designing Clinical Research

Designing Clinical Research

  • Author: Stephen B. Hulley,Steven R. Cummings,Warren S. Browner,Deborah G. Grady,Thomas B. Newman
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 1469840545
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 378
  • View: 7154
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Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This product incorporates current research methodology--including molecular and genetic clinical research--and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing.

Nursing Calculations E-Book

Nursing Calculations E-Book

  • Author: John D. Gatford,Nicole Phillips
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702048917
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
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This best-selling book enables nursing students to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly. It begins with a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in basic arithmetic and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them. Examples are drawn from everyday clinical practice with graded exercises and answers. The content covers administering injections, tablets and mixtures intravenous infusions administering safe dosages to children. Nursing Calculations is an essential aid to safe clinical practice for student nurses and those returning to the profession. A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations Answers to questions aid self-study Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice Revised layout to avoid crowded pages A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples Additional set of syringe diagrams A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice

The Balloonist: A Novel

The Balloonist: A Novel

  • Author: Macdonald Harris
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • ISBN: 1468303732
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1376
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As in the best of Jules Verne or Albert Sanchez Pinol, The Balloonist is a gripping and surreal yarn, chilling and comic by turn, that brilliantly reinvents the Arctic adventure. It is July 1897, at the northernmost reach of the inhabited world. A Swedish scientist, an American journalist, and a young, French-speaking adventurer climb into a wicker gondola suspended beneath a huge, red-and-white balloon. The ropes are cut, the balloon rises, and the three begin their voyage: an attempt to become the first people to set foot on the North Pole, and return, borne on the wind. Philip Pullman says in his foreword: "Once I open any of MacDonald Harris’s novels I find it almost impossible not to turn and read on, so delightful is the sensation of a sharp intelligence at work. In The Balloonist , we see all of his qualities at their best."

Introduction to Industrial Organization

Introduction to Industrial Organization

  • Author: Luis M. B. Cabral
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262338947
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 440
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The study of industrial organization (IO) -- the analysis of the way firms compete with one another -- has become a key component of economics and of such related disciplines as finance, strategy, and marketing. This book provides an issue-driven introduction to industrial organization. Although formal in its approach, it is written in a way that requires only basic mathematical training. It includes a vast array of examples, from both within and outside the United States. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. In addition to updated examples, this edition presents a more systematic treatment of public policy implications. It features added advanced sections, with analytical treatment of ideas previously presented verbally; and exercises, which allow for a deeper and more formal understanding of each topic. The new edition also includes an introduction to such empirical methods as demand estimation and equilibrium identification. Supplemental material is available online.

Calculation Skills for Nurses

Calculation Skills for Nurses

  • Author: Claire Boyd
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111844891X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
  • View: 7183
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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.

The Student Nurse Handbook

The Student Nurse Handbook

  • Author: Bethann Siviter
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702054313
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1947
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This convenient Handbook will be invaluable when starting out on your pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping you to understand what tutors and mentors expect from you, how to plan your work, and coping with stress, it will support you across all aspects of student life. This book will help students to: Write assignments Cope with stress Make the most of clinical placements Reflect on practice Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon Deal with legal and ethical issues. Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements

How to Master the BMAT

How to Master the BMAT

Unbeatable Preparation for Success in the Biomedical Admissions Test

  • Author: Chris John Tyreman
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749463368
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 217
  • View: 2720
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The BioMedical Admissions Tests is a subject-specific admissions test for medicine, veterinary science, and related courses. "How to Master the BMAT" includes six sections of revision materials for the math, physics, chemistry, and biology components of the BMAT, with additional notes for problem solving and the writing task.