Medical mathematics and dosage calculations for veterinary professionals / Robert Bill
Book | Wiley-Blackwell | 2009 | 2nd ed.
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Edition
2nd ed.
Description
xvii, 426 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents
Types of Syringes Used in Veterinary Medicine -- Syringe Units of Measurements -- Measuring the Amount of Liquid in a Syringe -- Section II Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 8 Problems
Note
Includes index.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Ch.1 Self-Assessment
Self-Assessment Exercise -- Self-Assessment Exercise Answers
Ch.2 Review of Decimal Numbers in Medical Math
Section I: The Basics of Decimal Numbers
Relative Values -- Reading Decimal Numbers Aloud -- The Rules for the Use of Zero in Decimal Numbers -- Comparing Decimals - Determining Which Number is Larger at a Glaance -- Scientific Notation for Decimal Numbers -- Security I Practice Problems
Section II: Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Numbers
Tips for Adding and Subtracting Decimals -- Section II Practice Problems
Section III: Multiplication of Decimal Numbers
Section III Practice Problems
Section IV: Division of Decimal Numbers
Section IV Practice Numbers
Section V: Rounding of Decimal Numbers
Section V Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 2 Problems
Ch.3 Fractions as they Apply to Medical Math
Section I: Fraction Basics and Simplifying Fractions
Numerators and Denominators -- The Larger the Denominator, the Smaller the Piece (and the Smaller the Number Value) -- Improper Fractions, Proper Fractions, and Mixed Numbers -- Understanding and Using Equivalent Fractions -- Simplifying or Reducing Fractions -- Section I Practice Problems
Section II: Addtion and Subtraction of Fractions
Adding Fractions -- Finding the Common Denominator for More Complex Fractions -- Subtraction of Fractions -- Addition of Mixed Numbers -- Subtraction of Mixed Numbers -- Section II Practice Problems
Section III: Multiplication of Fractions
Multiplication of Improper Fractions -- Multiplication of Whole Numbers and Fractions -- Multiplication of Mixed Numbers -- A Shortcut for Multiplying Fractions -- Section III Practice Problems
Section IV: Division of Fractions
The Reciprocal: What Is It and How Do We Use It? -- Division of Fractions -- Division of Mixed Numbers -- Section IV Practice Problems
Section V: Conversion of Fractions to Decimals
Section V Practice Problems
Section VI: Conversion of Decimals to Fractions
Rounding Decimal Fractions and Fractions -- Section VI Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 3 Problems
Ch.4 Percentages
Section I: Definition and Use of Percentages
Conversion of Percentages to Fractions -- Conversions of Percentages to Decimal Numbers -- Conversion of Fractions to Percentages -- Section I Practice Problems
Section II: User Percentages to Solve Problems
Finding the Percentage of a Whole -- Subtracting or Adding the Percentage of the Whole -- Determining Percentages Represented by the Fractional Component -- Section II Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 4 Problems
Ch.5 Solving for the Unknown Value X
Section I: Finding the Value of the Unknown X in Addition and Subtraction Problems
Analyzing the Problem and Setting Up the Equation -- Moving the Values from One Side of the Equation to the Other -- Moving Negative Numbers or a Negative Unknown X Used in Subtraction Problem -- Section I Practice Problems
Section II: Finding the Value of the Unknown X in Multiplication and Division Problems
Finding the Unknown X in a Multiplication Problem -- Multiplication Problems Using Frations and Mixed Numbers -- What to Do When the Unknown X Is in the Denominator in the Problem -- Unknown X Problems Involving Division of Fractions -- Section II Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 5 Problems
Ch.6 Dosage Calculation and Measurements Used in Veterinary Medicine -- Different Units, Same Measurements
Section I: Metric Units
The Basic Units of the Metric System -- Metric Units of Weight or Mass -- Metric Units of Volume -- Metric Units of Length -- Combination of Metric Units to Describe Density or Concentrations -- Section I Practice Problems
Section II: Household, Apothecary, and Avoirdupois Units (Nonmetric Units) Commonly Used in Veterinary Medicine
Common Units -- Conversions between Common Household Measurements -- Section II Practice Problems
Section III: Converting Between Metric and Nonmetric Measurements Commonly Used in Veterinary Medicine
The Common Equivalents -- Setting Up a Problem to Convert from One Unit to Another -- Using the Proportion Method -- The Cancel-Out Method -- Section III Practice Problems
Section IV: Estimating the Answer: Does Your Answer Make Sense?
Section IV Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 6 Problems
Ch.7 Understanding Drug Orders and Drug Labels
Section I: The Dosage Regimen
The Dose, Dosage, and Dose Range -- The Routine of Administration -- The Dose Interval -- The Dose Form -- Best Practices for Writing Drug Orders -- Handling Unclear Drug Orders -- Section I Practice Problems
Section II: Drug Labels
The Drug Name -- Concentration of Drug in the Dose Form -- Dose Formation and Number of Dose Form Units -- Approved Use for the Drug -- Controlled Substances and Prescription Labeling -- United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and National Formulary (NF) Label Designations -- Hazard Warnings on the Label -- Expiration Dates -- Section II Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 7 Problems
Ch.8 Dose Calculation and Syringe Measurements
Section I: Performing the Basic Dose Calculation
Converting the Animal's Weight into the Units Needed to Calculate the Dose -- Types of Dosages Listed -- Putting It All Together - Determining the Dose for the Patient -- Proportion Method (Liquid) -- Cancel-Out Method (Liquid) -- Proportion Method (Tablets) -- Cancel-Out Method (Tablets) -- What to Do When Tablet Doses Don't Come Out Even -- Dispensing Multiple Units of Drug Form -- Proportion Method -- Cancel-Out Method -- Here Is the Most Common Mistake Students Make When Calculating Total Tablets Dispensed -- Section I Practice Problems
Section II: Dosing with the Syringe
Ch.9 Calculating Intravenous Infusions
Section I: Intravenous Infusion of Medication
Types of IV Administration Sets Used in Veterinary Medicine -- Determining the Fluid Rate Delivered through an IV Administration Set -- Setting the Flow Rate Using the Drip Chamber Rate -- Determining the Total Volume Delivered over Time -- Section I Practice Problems
Section II: Calculating Infusion Rates When Adding Drugs to IV Fluids
Section II Practice Problems
Section III: Calculating Common Fluid Rates Used in Veterinary Medicine
Converting Total Infusion Time to the 12-and 24-Hour Clock Stop Time -- Section III Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 9 Problems
Ch.10 Ratios, Proportions, Dilutions, and Other Calculations Used by Veterinary Professionals
Section I: Ratios and Proportions - Some Additional Points
Section I Practice Problems
Section II: Dilutions
Making Serial Dilutions -- Diluting for Specific Solutions with Specific Volumes -- Compounding to Create Percentage Solutions -- Diluting Percentage Solutions -- Section II Practice Problems
Section III: Converting Temperature Values from Fahrenheit to Celsius
Section III Practice Problems
Section IV: Roman Numeral Nomenclature
Writing Roman Numerals -- Reading Roman Numerals -- Section IV Practice Problems -- Answers for Practice Problems -- Chapter 10 Problems
Summary
'Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals', Second Edition is an updated and revised version of the essential pocket-size reference for using math in the veterinary setting. Covering a range of topics from math fundamentals to drug prescription and dosing information, the book provides step-by-step instructions for calculating dosages, drip rates, concentrations, and other drug administration information. 'Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals' is a useful guide for veterinary health care professionals, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians.
47.00 VET TECH (31-091-3)
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