Medical mathematics and dosage calculations for veterinary professionals
/ Robert Bill
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WileyBlackwell

2009

2nd ed.
Available at GatewayElkhorn Campus General Collection (SF 919 B5.5 2009)
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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 SelfAssessment
SelfAssessment Exercise  SelfAssessment 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 CancelOut 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)  CancelOut Method (Liquid)  Proportion Method (Tablets)  CancelOut Method (Tablets)  What to Do When Tablet Doses Don't Come Out Even  Dispensing Multiple Units of Drug Form  Proportion Method  CancelOut 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 12and 24Hour 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 pocketsize 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 stepbystep 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 (310913)

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