Drug Calculations 2nd Edition: A Step-By-Step Approach

Drug Calculations nd Edition A Step By Step Approach 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 l

  • Title: Drug Calculations 2nd Edition: A Step-By-Step Approach
  • Author: Heather Agar Robert Lapham
  • ISBN: 9780340810286
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 sAs 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 community issues e.g patient controlled analgesia, and examples how to use this book completely rewritten includes examples of problems and presents the answers separately so they can be used for self assessment greatly improved presentation, including 2 colour text design

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