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Drug Guide Books
Lippincott's Drugs to Know for the NCLEX-RN by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Staff
A pocket-sized manual for preparing nursing students for the medications questions asked on the NCLEX-RN Exam. Nursing students are more concerned about medications than about any other subject on NCLEX, and this book provides the answers. Organized by drug class, thsi valuable guide lists over 300 drugs that you may be asked about NCLEX. Each drug comes with detailed information on its side effects and nursing considerations. Best of all, it is created to address those aspects of medications that are specifically emphasized noted on the NCLEX test plan.
Publication Date: 2012-05-03
NCLEX-RN Drug Guide: 300 Medications You Need to Know for the Exam by Kaplan Nursing (Firm) Staff
Ideal for studying on-the-go, Kaplan's portable, pocket-sized NCLEX-RN Drug Guide provides concise review of the most commonly tested medications on the NCLEX-RN. Flashcard-style pages feature more than 300 frequently tested terms and explanations, including drug family, nursing considerations, side effects, and the purpose of each drug. Streamlined Review Flashcard-style pages with more than 300 of the most commonly tested drugs grouped by medication category The most up-to-date content, including new focus on each drug's purpose Index of brand names and generic names Convenient phonetic pronunciation keys Appendix of medical abbreviations for quick reference Expert Guidance Expert guidance and study tips for mastering the essential content Kaplan's expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content annually. We invented test prep--Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Drug Dosage and Calculation Books
Calculate with Confidence by Deborah Gray Morris
Learn the three major methods of drug calculation! Calculate with Confidence, 7th Edition focuses on the increasing responsibility of the nurse in medication administration, prioritizes client safety with QSEN, and includes updated content that reflects the current scope of practice. This popular text covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods offering a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. With over 2,100 practice problems, this comprehensive title focuses on enhancing the learning experience of nursing students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable. Over 2000 practice problems include pre-test and comprehensive post-test review Pre-test Basic Math, Comprehensive Unit and Basic Math review tests allows you a three-part approach to evaluate your understanding of basic math material covered in Unit 1, directing you to review chapters if you miss any of these test questions. UPDATED Medication Administration chapter includes medication safety, expansion of discussion on client rights, the basic six rights of medication administration, and routes of medication administration. Chapter review problems and answer key tests all major topics presented in the chapter and enables you to assess understanding of chapter content. Safety Alert boxes highlight issues that may lead to mediation errors and empower you to identify actions that must be taken to avoid calculation errors. NEW! Content additions and updates includes word problems involving dosages, Critical Thinking Scenarios, a discussion of the concepts regarding safety issues with medication administration and calculation, plus significant updates in the insulin, critical care, parenteral medication, and heparin chapters. NEW! A-Z medication index references page numbers where the drug labels can be found. NEW! Medication labels recently added to the market highlights new and updated information relevant to practice.
Publication Date: 2017-10-02
Calculation of Drug Dosages by Sheila J. Ogden; Linda Fluharty
Known for its textbook/workbook format, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 10th Edition makes it easy to master the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods for drug calculation. A basic review of mathematics refreshes your math skills, and plenty of practice problems help you overcome any inexperience or weaknesses you may have. Written by nursing experts Sheila Ogden and Linda Fluharty, this resource helps you calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Over 1,800 practice problems reinforce your understanding of drug calculations. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, making it easier to absorb and retain knowledge. Learning objectives keep you focused and explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. Over 600 practice problems on the Evolve companion website cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. 25 flash cards on Evolve contain abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book, allowing you to study at your own pace. UPDATED drug labels and equipment photos show the latest drugs and technology used in the market. NEW! Additional Intake and Output problems are included, and the apothecary method is minimized and moved to the appendix. NEW! Easy-access answer key is placed at the end of each chapter rather than in the back of the book.
Publication Date: 2015-01-30
Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Staff
Calculate correct dosages with safety and confidence, with the easy-to-follow nursing expertise of Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! 5th edition. This fully illustrated guide offers the complete how-t- on calculating dosages for all drug forms and administration routes, with numerous practice exercises and seasoned guidance on interpreting drug orders accurately. Understand class materials more fully, get ready for the NCLEX or certification exam, or refresh your calculation skills with this enjoyable, colorful text. Your Incredible Easy editors know from experience that learning the basics isn't always easy s- you'll find full coverage of topics including: - math basics such as fractions, decimals, and percentages - measurement systems and conversions - calculating oral, topical, liquid, and rectal drug dosages - calculating parenteral injections and IV infusions - calculating pediatric, obstetric, and critical care dosages - recording drug administration An easy-reference format with clearly worded, bulleted content demonstrated with numerous photos, illustrations, and diagrams will give you step-by-step direction on: - calculating dosages of all kinds - starting an infusion, including IV guidelines - choosing administration equipment - dealing with poor handwriting - understanding medication labels and drug abbreviations - avoiding common drug errors Plus, you'll get all of the learning aids, tips, and tricks that nurses have come t- expect from the books in the Incredibly Easy series: - Full-color inserts include: improving patient safety by using infusion devices; the anatomy of a medication label - Appendices include: multiple choice Q&A; drug therapy conversions chart; dosage calculation formulas table; glossary with key terms and definitions - Before you give that drug! - Crucial advice on avoiding medication errors - Advice from the experts - Tips on ensuring accurate dosages - For math phobics only - Hints, tips, and drawings t- help you dissolve math obstacles - Dosage drill - Real-life clinical dosage situations t- practice your calculation skills on - Memory jogger - Fortifies content with easy-to-remember tips and formulas - Quick quiz - Questions with answers/explanations at end of every chapter t- help you remember vital points
Publication Date: 2015-11-14
Drug Calculations by Meta Brown; Joyce L. Mulholland
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.
Publication Date: 2015-11-10
How to Master Nursing Calculations by Chris John Tyreman
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.
Publication Date: 2013-02-03
Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students by Susan Starkings; Larry Krause
With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you'll find: #65533; over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online #65533; easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths #65533; a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas #65533; activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
E-Resources for Drug Information
- Drug Information Portal - For quick access to drug information by category, class, common name, and more.
- Dynamed -DynaMed is a clinical care and point of care reference database. It contains evidence-based summaries for over 3,200 topics.
- LactMed - Drug effects on breastfed infants and lactation.
- Lexicomp - Includes Drug Interactions, Drug ID, Calculators, I.V. Compatibility, Patient Education, Toxicology, Facts & Comparisons.
- Natural Medicine Comprehensive Medicine - Search any natural product name, disease or condition, or drug name. Database gives you objective product information, Effectiveness Ratings, or potential interactions with drugs.
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