Calculate with Confidence, Fourth Edition

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Calculate with Confidence provides a clear consistent format with a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. It covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. This popular text focuses on enhancing the learning experience of students at all curricular levels by making content clinically applicable. Concepts relating to critical thinking, logical thinking, and nursing process are presented throughout. New practice problems have been added throughout this edition and rationales for the answers continue to be provided giving the students a better understanding of principles related to drug dosages. This fourth edition addresses the increasing responsibility of nurses in medication and administration; it emphasizes the priority for client care, and presents material that reflects the current scope of the nursing practice. The NEW student CD-ROM packaged with each book contains numerous interactive exercises and a comprehensive post-test.

  • A clear and consistent, step-by-step approach to calculations and administration makes it easy to understand.
  • Ratio and Proportion, Formula, and Dimensional Analysis content provides students with well-rounded coverage.
  • Pretest and post-test help identify strengths and weaknesses in competency of basic math before and assess their comprehension after Unit One: Math Review.
  • Points to Remember boxes highlighted in each chapter help students remember important concepts.
  • Critical thinking information that should be applied in the clinical setting to help avoid drug calculation and administration errors is boxed throughout the text.
  • Full-color illustrations, photographs, and drug labels familiarize students with what they'll encounter in the clinical setting.

  • Current Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommendations are followed, such as avoiding certain abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols to help ensure patient safety and quality of care
  • Dimensional analysis method has been added to examples throughout the book providing an alternative method to converting and calculating dosages without the need to memorize a formula
  • Content added to the Medication Administration chapter on the latest techniques and measures being used to prevent medication errors
  • The Basic IV Calculations chapter has been reorganized into smaller sections to allow mastery of relevant content and calculations
  • Content on the calculation of Heparin dosages according to weight and the calculation of meds by IV push has been added
  • Syringes have been redrawn for a more accurate, realistic look
  • Current drug labels are included reflecting the latest drugs used on the market
    A new Drug Calculations Student CD-ROM is packaged with every copy of the text. This user friendly, interactive student tutorial includes an extensive menu of various topic areas within drug calculations such as oral, parenteral, pediatric, and intravenous calculations. Covering the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods, this CD contains 565 practice problems including a comprehensive post-test

Customer Reviews:

  • A must have for every student nurse, nurse and nurse practitioner
    When lives are in your hands, you want to be sure that your calculations are perfect everytime. This is the book that will give you the confidence to know that you are calculating all medications accurately everytime. A must have for all those in the medical field....more info
  • Future Nurse
    This text takes you from basics to excellent in calculations, which was exactly what i needed. The CD was very helpfull and it gives you great tips! ...more info
  • A good book
    Better than average for a math for nursing book. The reviews are clear and succinct with an ample number of practice problems--all with answers in the back. Tried and true methods are explained with the new methods, so readers may take their pick. The lack of typos shows some care was taken in making this book. In short, the math review is helpful for most folks just walking around, and the review is essential for nurses who wish to be good at what they do....more info
  • Honest and fast service
    I need this book before I start nursing school this fall. I think I ordered this book on Friday and received it on a Monday. Anyway,
    ftorres, the vendor, is very honest and prompt. The book I ordered IS like new and an undamaged CD-ROM did accompany it. Thanks FTORRES, whoever you are. I'd buy another book from this guy any time.

    As for the book itself, it delivers what it's supposed to in terms of a basic grasp of medical calculations. Very practical as its applied to the current pharmaceutical market.

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  • Fast, Fast, and Fast !!!!!
    The very fast shipping surprise me when I got the book. I need it for my class the day after I received it. Thank you so much! ...more info
  • Calculate with Confidence
    This book is really great. I got accepted in the nursing program but I always had a fear of math I didn't think I could do it. But this book carrys you step by step even the math dummy can understand dosage calculation. Believe me you won't be disappointed....more info
  • Great service!
    THe book came soon and was brand new, I was very satisfied with the service and the price. ...more info


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