Calculating and Administering Medications
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Calculating and Administering Medications by Rina Eisenbach

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Published by F. A. Davis Company .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chemotherapy,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Nursing,
  • Case studies

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7906815M
ISBN 100803630808
ISBN 109780803630802

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REAL-WORLD NURSING SURVIVAL GUIDE: DRUG CALCULATIONS AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION is a study and review aid for nursing students struggling with this especially difficult subject area. This guide offers a visual, interactive approach that clearly and engagingly explains topics such as drug calculations; oral, IM, topical, and IV drug administration; and special topics such as pediatric. Any practice described in this book should be applied by the check product information (package inserts) for changes and new information regarding dose and contraindications before administering any drug. Caution is especially urged when using new or infrequently ordered drugs. Reconstitution of Powdered Medications 72 IV Calculations File Size: 2MB. Drug dosage calculations are required when the amount of medication ordered (or Therefore, the nurse must administer mL of medication. Example 2: A doctor prescribes mg of Ceftin to be taken by a lb infant every 8 hours. The medication label indicates that mg/kg per day is . Medication concentration (mcg/mL) 50 mg of nitroglycerin has been added to mL of.9% NS. The order is to infuse the nitroglycerin at 5 mcg/min. The nurse needs to calculate how many mL/h the IV pump needs to be set at. First we have to calculate the mcg of the solution. If we have 50 mg in mL, by moving our decimal.

properly administer the medication epinephrine. A thorough knowledge of the concepts of pharmacology and dosing of medications is useless without the ability to make conver-sions of weight and volume and calculate volumes of drug to be administered based on concentration of the drug. As illustrated in the following case, to administer a simple and. When administering tablets, the volume of stock is always just 1, since the tablets are not supplied in a solution. Answer Drug Calculations 1 volumeof stock Stock Strength Strength Required volume required = × Example 4: Intravenous Infusion This example illustrates how to calculate how much fluid a . Whenever you’re administering intravenous (IV) infusions, you need to know the flow rate, infusion time, and total volume. Fortunately, calculating any one of these three variables is easy to do when you know the other two variables. Use the following equations: flow . calculation formulas, and methods of medication administration are all needed to safely administer medications to patients. The importance of following all laws and regulations governing the administration of medications is stressed, as is the need to follow OSHA guidelines and Standard Precautions for infection control. Lesson Plan.

Discuss the nurse’s role in medication administration. 3. Identify the eight medication rights and three patient checks. 4. Identify the steps in administering medications using different delivery methods. 5. Discuss current trends in medication administration. 6. Identify methods to help reduce medication eror r. s CHAPTER 3.   Assessment comes before medication administration. All medications require an assessment (review of lab values, pain, respiratory assessment, cardiac assessment, etc.) prior to medication administration to ensure the patient is receiving the correct medication for the correct reason. Be diligent in all medication calculations. Assessment comes before medication administration. All medications require an assessment (review of lab values, pain, respiratory assessment, cardiac assessment, etc.) prior to medication administration to ensure the patient is receiving the correct medication for the correct reason. Be diligent in all medication calculations. A study and review aid for students struggling with this especially difficult subject area, this book offers a visual, straightforward approach that clearly explains topics such as drug calculations; oral, IM, topical, and IV drug administration; and special topics such as pediatric administration, advanced care, and technology. The 2nd edition features discussions on 30 new drugs, 25 new.