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Dosages and Calculations, Second Edition

Author(s): Richard Wiederhold
  • ISBN-13: 9780763749859
  • ISBN-10:0763749850
  • Paperback    195 pages      © 2009
Price: $105.95 US List
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Dosages and Calculations, Second Edition will prepare the reader to calculate correct doses of medications. Geared towards all health professionals who administer or will need to know how to administer medication, this competency-based manual gives a clear and concise approach to the study of dosages. Updated to include information on universal health precautions and personal protective equipment, it is designed to guide a student from the most basic mathematics to sophisticated calculations of acid base balance and logarithms. Each sequence addresses new topics identified in the chapter objectives and concurrently reinforces tasks learned in previous chapters. Working knowledge of basic mathematical skills are necessary to begin, but as the text progressively builds from simple problems to more complex problems, the reader will soon learn to master the material. Dosages and Calculations, Second Edition, also includes a comprehensive glossary, learning objectives, review questions with answer key, example problems and illustrations.

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Ideal for courses in nursing, paramedic, respiratory therapy, medical assistant, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, pharmacology, physical therapy and physician assistant programs in 2-year institutions, private vocational schools, public post-secondary vocational schools, hospital-based training programs, as well as 4-year institutions.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Dosage Calculations
Chapter  2  Ratio Equations
Chapter  3  Metric System
Chapter  4  Mathematical Concepts
Chapter  5  Word Problems
Chapter  6  Special Problems
Chapter  7  Titration Calculations
Chapter  8  Infusions, Concentrations and Drip Rate Calculations
Chapter  9  Formula Calculations
Chapter  10  Acid-Base Balance
Appendix I  Measures and Weights
Appendix II  Symbols and Abbreviations
Answer Key

Richard Wiederhold

Chief Wiederhold served 30 years in the Fire Service in Florida as a Paramedic, Firefighter, certified Wildland Firefighter, and District Chief.  He also taught at several Florida Community Colleges and at the University of Central Florida.  The Chief continued his education with a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Central Florida, the Executive Fire Officer certificate from the National Fire Academy and a commercial pilot rating.  Chief Wiederhold is a native Floridian who feels fortunate to have had excellent students who challenged him and their own profession to be the best and most professional paramedics, EMTs, and firefighters.  The Chief is currently a member of Florida Disaster Medical Assistance Team 6 and activated with the team for post-Katrina service in New Orleans. 

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