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Clinical Dosage Calculations: for Australia and New Zealand, 1st Edition - THIS IS AN OLD EDITION. FOR THE 2nd EDITION, PLEASE PERFORM A NEW SEARCH USING THE FOLLOWING ISBN13: 9780170352659

by: Vanessa Brotto | Kate Rafferty

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Publisher: ,11.07.11

Category: NURSING Level:

ISBN: 0170188426
ISBN13: 9780170188425

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THIS IS AN OLD EDITION. FOR THE 2nd EDITION, PLEASE PERFORM A NEW SEARCH USING THE FOLLOWING ISBN13: 9780170352659

PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR:

Institution:
Australian Catholic University - Mackillop (North Sydney) - First Semester 1501
Course Code:
NRSG125
Subject:
NRSG125 (Health Assessment)

Course Code:
NRSG261
Subject:
NRSG261 (Clinical Integration: Acute Care)

Course Code:
NRSG136
Subject:
NRSG136 (Introduction To Australian Nursing Pract)

Institution: ACU North Sydney - 2014 2nd Semester
Course Code: NRSG125
Subject: Health Assessment

Course Code: NRSG258
Subject: ACUTE CARE NURSING 1

Institution: ACU Brisbane (Banyo) - 2014 2nd Semester
Course Code: NRSG137
Subject: Introduction To Nursing Practice In Aust

HNN215 AT DEAKIN, SEMESTER 2 2013

This is the first, full colour, local text to cover the important aspects of dosage calculations to help students deal with this vital part of clinical practice, using real life cases, worked examples and real medication labels. Starting with the fundamental skills to help students deal with mathematics and familiarise themselves with medication charts and medication labels, the text then moves on to specialist area chapters, allowing them to deepen their skills in a clinical context. Each chapter explains the main concepts and shows worked examples. Students can then engage in the activities of each chapter as an introduction to the concept before moving onto the final chapter where they can test their knowledge overall.

Vanessa Brotto
Vanessa Brotto is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Deakin Vanessa Brotto is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Deakin University teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing degree, the postgraduate Diploma of Critical Care and the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) degrees. She has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Intensive Care at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne as well as in Clinical Education for many years. Vanessa has been at Deakin University for 7 years and has a passion for using diverse teaching methods and making the classroom a fun and engaging learning space. Vanessa won a University teaching award for her approach to teaching large classes in 2006 and was appointed as an inaugural Fellow of the College of Deakin Distinguished Educators.

Kate Rafferty
Kate Rafferty is a Clinical Manager at Cobden District Health Service. Kate also has experience teaching in the Certificate IV of Nursing, and coordinating several traineeships in the Health affiliated areas across Victoria. She has worked as a registered nurse in Cardiac Intensive Care in the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children and a Perioperative nurse at St Vincent's and St Vincent Private Hospitals in Melbourne. She has also worked in a coordinators' role at St John of God in Warrnambool and a Unit Manager in Aged Care (High Care Dementia). Kate has worked as an educator at Deakin University and as a teacher at South West Tafe for 4 years. She has a strong interest in making health education vibrant and memorable.

Brief contents
Contents
About the book
About the authors
Acknowledgements
Resources guide

Part I - Fundamental skills
1. Basic mathematics
2. Units of measurement
3. Medication charts
4. Using quality and risk management principles in drug calculations
5. General drug calculations
6. Infusion calculations

Part II - Skills deepening
7. Paediatric calculations
8. Aged care calculations
9. Midwifery calculations
10. Mental health calculations
11. Critical care and high dependency dosage calculations
12. Ocular therapy calculations

Part III - Skills practice
13. Practice questions

Index


  Worked examples help students to see the steps in the calculations


  Activities follow worked examples and give student the chance to test their understanding of the concept introduced and compare with the worked example


  Tip boxes provide helpful advice and suggestions to guide students through challenging areas


  Case studies give students a clinical context to help them understand the relevance of this vital skill


  Full colour real medication labels and real medication charts, syringe diagrams and equipment photos all combine to give students a visual reference to the material they will encounter in clinical practice


  Student companion website includes interactive quizzes, web links and examples of medication charts used in the text to help students reinforce concepts and revise for their exams.


  The text uses real life cases, medication chart examples and medicine labels in full colour


  Important national concepts/initiatives such as 'Risk Management' and 'Quality Use of Medicines' are introduced in terms of their application to performing dosage calculations


  The text covers both the formula method as well as the ratio method, using basic maths and ratio principles to solve dosage calculations. This targets those students who struggle with formulae and who might wish to try a different approach


  The 'Ten steps for safe use of a medication chart' ensures an overall systematic process for calculating doses and establishing which medicines are due/available to administer to a client


  The text also incorporates specialist area chapters of midwifery, aged care, mental health, ophthalmic medicines, and paediatrics. These allow students to practice calculations commonly found in these areas, giving a clinical basis for their learning