PHARMACY

Needed for Dosage

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for Dosage TOPICS COVERED 1. Multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals 2. Addition and subtraction of fractions 3. Reading decimals 4. Changing decimals to fractions 5. Addition,…

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for Injection

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Syringes and Rounding These are general acceptable guidelines. Always follow any institution-specific guidelines. 3-mL Syringe When you’re calculating injection answers, the degree of accuracy depends on the syringe you use….

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of Oral Medications—Solids and Liquids

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Oral Solids Let’s use a real example to illustrate the four different methods of calculation: EXAMPLE   Order: Coreg (carvedilol) 6.25 mg po bid Read the label. (Courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline.)…

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Types of IV Calculations

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Calculations TOPICS COVERED 1. Amount of drug in a solution 2. Calculation of rate for special IV orders: units/hour; g/hour; mg/hour, mL/hour, mg/minute, milliunits/minute, mcg/minute, mcg/kg/minute 3. Use of the…

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of Basic IV Drip Rates

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Basic IV Drip Rates TOPICS COVERED 1. IV fluids 2. IV drip factors 3. Choosing infusion set tubing 4. Infusion pumps 5. Labeling IVs 6. Calculating basic IV drip rates:…

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Problems for Infants and Children

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FIGURE 8-1A. Administration of liquid medication to infants and toddlers requires gently holding the child and administering with a syringe or dropper. B. Administration of liquid medication to school-age children…

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Abbreviations, Labels, and Packaging

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Interpreting the Language of Prescriptions When you’re calculating drug dosages, it’s important to understand medical abbreviations. Misunderstanding them can lead to medication errors. If you’re unsure about what a medical…

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Procedures

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Three Checks and Six Rights The nurse observes the three checks and six rights of medication administration. Three Checks When Preparing Medications Read the label: 1. Check the drug label…

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Basic to Administering Drugs

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Drug Knowledge Nursing drug handbooks are the best references for the nurse who needs a variety of information specifically designed to help assess, manage, evaluate, and teach the patient/client. The…

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