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Nursing Drug Dosages and their Calculations
Author:  
GL Chattri MBBS MD MHA
 


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ISBN9789386261076
Edition 1/e
Publish Year2017
Pages266
Size 6.25" X 9.5"
Cover TypePaper Back
With CD/DVD No
Weight (Grams) 390
Quick Overview
This book Nursing Drug Dosages and their Calculations is an essential that nursing students, nurses and other health care providers to know the names and doses of drugs they are administering. This book is designed to be a practical and convenient guide to dose calculation and administration of medication in adults and pediatric patients, along with basic information of each drug (action, uses, brands, side effects and nursing considerations). Book is organized in two sections—Section 1 containing drug details based on therapeutic and pharmacological classification, Section 2 containing information on calculation of drug dosages under practically useful headings. Dosages vary with the age, weight, surface area and disease, etc. Overdosing may lead to side effects and underdosing will lead to unsatisfactory response or development of resistance in cases of antibiotics. Though all efforts have been made to avert any error in the text, drug doses and calculation of drug dosages; still any inadvertent error may creep in. In case of any doubt about any section, always check with another standard book. Due to everyday research it is advised to consult package insert before using drug. Nurses will be more confident in understanding drugs, calculating and administering medicines and will be able to provide care to their patients in a better way.
Key Features
• This book is designed to be a practical and convenient guide to dose calculations and administration of medications in adults and pediatric patients, along with basic information of each drug (action, uses, brands and side effects)

• Present drug information in a consistent and user-friendly format

• Second section contains information about calculation of drug doses under practically useful heading (learning basic mathematics, calculating pediatric drug dosages, administering medicines to children, IV drip rate calculation, etc.)

• One more important part covered is nursing consideration which contains information about nursing staff and patient and/ or families of patient to know about drug uses on day-to-day bases (assessment, administration, advice and desired outcome)

• Contains many charts required at bedside daily

• This book will be very useful for the nursing students, practicing nurses and other health care providers

• Nurses will be more confident in understanding durgs, calculating and administering medicine, and will be able to provide better care to their patients.

Target Audience
Nursing students, practicing nurses and other health care providers.
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