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Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach (includes Premium Web Site Printed Access Card), Paperback, 4 Edition by Pickar, Gloria D.


Paperback: 4 Edition

Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paperback : 784 pages
Edition: 4 Edition
Author: Pickar, Gloria D.
ISBN-10: 1285429451
ISBN-13: 9781285429458

Product Description An excellent resource for anyone in or entering the field, market-leading DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, fourth edition, teaches you how to reduce errors and build your confidence in dosage calculation. It carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. Extremely reader friendly, the book includes a comprehensive math review and a unique three-step method of calculating dosages that trains you to approach calculations logically. The new fourth edition reflects the latest drugs and protocol, regulations on medication abbreviations, medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices. Clinical simulations and Clinical Reasoning Skills scenarios based on QSEN principles help sharpen your clinical reasoning skills, while Section Examinations help prepare you for your future with test items formatted like graduate licensure examinations. Review "The writing style is straightforward, clear, and concise. Explanations are easy to follow�a student could use this text as self-study. Readability of the chapters is very good - easy to follow from one concept to the next. The reading level is appropriate for my students. The coverage is comprehensive and the organization is very effective. I have used Pickar's text for over 10 years and find the order very effective." "Great pictures of real drug labels and actual syringes. Well organized from basic to more advanced. I think it (the book) is very good and will recommend to my students." "I found the use of Math Tip, Quick Review, Rule, Remember, Caution, and Critical Thinking Skills to be extremely beneficial. They reinforce the content as well as learning style of the text. I feel my student could greatly benefit from these areas. The use of reasoning skills assist the student to understand material. The lay out of the content, ERROR, Possible Scenario, Potential Outcome, and Prevention are areas I have not seen express in this way in other texts. This will assist the individual student in understanding the potential outcomes of their actions with every chapter." About the Author 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.

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