How To Master Nursing Calculations

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 074946156X
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To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts. The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels. It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

How To Master Nursing Calculations

Author: C. J. Tyreman
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ISBN: 9780749461553
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To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts.The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels.It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

Dosage Calculations For Nursing Students

Author: Chase Hassen
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781096128748
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Welcome to the second edition of our dosage calculations book! Are you a nursing student, or nurse, who wants to learn a few simple methods of solving dosage calculations without a bunch of formulas? Would you like to raise your hand in your dosage calculation class, after the instructor explains a complicated formula, and ask to approach the white board to show the class a much simpler method? Do you want to go on your clinicals knowing that you have a solid foundation in dosage calculations? Do you want to walk into your Nursing Calculations Class on the first day knowing that you can ace all the tests before the course begins? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you! The book is divided into seven units containing thirty-five chapters. Unit 1: Essential Skills: You can't learn to drive a car if you don't understand the function of the steering wheel. The same applies to the following subjects when learning dosage calculations. The Metric System Apothecary/Avoirdupois/Household Systems Ratios Dimensional Analysis (DA) and Ratio Proportion (RP) Rounding Numbers Military Time Unit 2: Auxiliary Subjects: Roman Numerals Scientific Notation Unit 3: Unit Conversions Unit 3 covers converting between and within the various systems of measurement using dimensional analysis and ratio proportion. Unit conversions Within the Metric System Unit Conversions Within the Household System Unit Conversions Between Metric, Household and Apothecary Systems Unit Conversions Involving Pounds and Ounces Unit Conversions Involving Hours and Minutes Unit 4: Dosage Calculations Unit 4 builds on the knowledge gained in the previous units and covers dosage calculations, starting with the terminology and set up of problems, then progressing from easy, one-step, problems through multi-step problems. Dosage Calculations-The Basics Dosage Calculations Levels 1-3 Body Surface Area Dosing Calculations Pediatric Dosage Calculations Pediatric Maintenance Fluid Replacement Calculations Unit 5: IV Flow Rate Calculations Unit 5 starts with the basic terminology and set up of IV flow rate problems, then moves on to: Simple and Advanced Problems IV Flow Rate Adjustment Calculations Heparin Infusion and Adjustment Calculations Unit 6: Percent and Ratio Strength Calculations Percent, Percent Strength Percent Change Ratio Strength Unit 7: Miscellaneous Subjects Reconstitution Calculations Concentrations and Dilutions Milliequivalent Calculations Dosage Calculations Puzzles Self-Assessment Exam The book contains over 600 high quality practice problems with answers. We look forward to your feedback! Chase Hassen and Brad Wojcik

Mulholland S The Nurse The Math The Meds E Book

Author: Susan Turner
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323529488
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Use the simplicity of the dimensional analysis method to make accurate drug calculations! Mulholland’s The Nurse, The Math, The Meds, 4th Edition helps you overcome any math anxiety you may have by clearly explaining how to use dimensional analysis to minimize drug calculation errors. It shows how to analyze and set up problems, estimate a reasonable answer, and then evaluate the answer for accuracy. But first, a review of basic math ensures that you remember essential math skills. Updated by nursing educator Susan Turner, this edition includes plenty of practice exercises to help you understand and master each aspect of dimensional analysis. UNIQUE! Useful FAQs and answers in each chapter are based on years of classroom questions compiled by the author. UNIQUE! Communication boxes show sample nurse-patient and nurse-prescriber dialogues, relating the math to the medications and to clinical application. UNIQUE! Ask Yourself questions help you synthesize information and reinforce your comprehension. Rapid Practice quizzes provide practice problems following each new topic, making it easy to master both math concepts and drug calculation at the same time. Mnemonics offer shortcuts to make memorization easier, and save time in learning. Red arrow alerts call attention to potential math errors and patient safety issues. High-risk drug icons are used to highlight potentially dangerous drugs. Multiple choice-format questions at the end of each chapter help you review the material and prepare for the NCLEX® exam. Chapter finals boost your understanding by providing additional practice with the major concepts covered in each chapter; the answer key shows how to work out the problems. Comprehensive final practice boosts your understanding by providing additional practice with the major concepts covered through the entire text; the answer key shows how to work out the problems. NEW and Updated! Safety-related procedures and protocols include the newest ISMP, JCAHO, and QSEN safety standards and new content on drug calculations. NEW and Updated! Photos and medication labels ensure that you are up to date on today’s medications. NEW! SBAR information describes Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation in Metric Units and Conversions chapter. NEW information on health care provider orders is added to Oral Medications chapter. NEW table of insulins and their uses is included in Antidiabetic Medications chapter. NEW content on thrombolytics, clotting inhibitors, anti-platelet aggregants, and herbal supplements is included in Anticoagulant Medications chapter.

Dosage Calculations

Author: Gloria D. Pickar
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0176502599
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Classroom tested and reviewed, the second Canadian edition draws upon the strengths of a successful first Canadian edition and eight US editions that have together helped over 600,000 faculty and students allay math anxiety and more confidently perform accurate calculations. This text is directed at the student or professional who feels uncomfortable with mathematics and wants to improve their ability to perform accurate drug dosage calculations.As a pioneer Canadian text in the topic of medication calculations, the authors have transcended provincial practices to provide a nation-wide perspective on dosage calculations. The International System (SI) of units is used almost exclusively and medication dosages and drug labels have been vetted with the current Canadian drug data base, so that you, as a beginning professional, will be able to recognize and interpret drug labels and dosages. The importance of avoiding medication errors is also highlighted by the incorporation of applied critical thinking skills, to prepare you for real-life nursing practice situations.This winning combination of Canadian labels, life-size photos and an easy-to-follow three-Step approach to Dosage Calculations, makes this text is a must-have for all Canadian nursing students.

Practice Driven Research

Author: Tracey McDonald
Editor: Woodslane Press
ISBN: 1925403114
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In this ground-breaking book, Professor Tracey McDonald, RSL LifeCare Chair of Ageing at the Australian Catholic University, explores some of the many issues arising from an ageing population, ageing veterans and community health. Many of the projects presented in the book have been awarded Better Practice Awards by the Australian Government and provide inspiration to aged care service providers keen to improve their services. Professor McDonald has developed 'practice-driven research', an approach that fully involves clinical nurses and carers in striving to understand the work they are doing, and to improve on it. This approach has been developed in collaboration with the clinical nurses, therapists and managers at RSL LifeCare, and addresses the issues of relevance and appropriateness of research in solving practical, day-to-day problems within the Aged Care setting. It will appeal to all involved with the aged care industry, particularly managers and leaders at all levels, and also bridges the theory-practice gap by providing an overview of practice-driven research for health sciences students within the Australian University environment.

How To Master The Ukcat

Author: Mike Bryon
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749473754
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The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used by the majority of UK medical and dentistry schools to identify the brightest candidates most suitable for training at their institutions. With over 600 questions, the best-selling How to Master the UKCAT, 5th edition contains the most up-to-date and representative questions than any other book. Questions are designed to build up speed and accuracy across the five sections of the test, and answers include detailed explanations to ensure that you maximize your learning. Now including a full section on the 'situational judgement' questions introduced in 2014 and a brand new mock test to help you get in some serious score improving practice, How to Master the UKCAT will help you prepare for the test, learn the demands of each section and develop a winning approach that gets results.

Essential Calculations For Veterinary Nurses And Technicians E Book

Author: Terry Lake
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702070777
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Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.

Nursing Calculations And Iv Therapy For Dummies Uk

Author: Claire Boyd
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119114160
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The fast and easy way to pass the Nursing Calculations test Is the maths behind the medicine making you maudlin over taking your Nursing Calculations test? You've come to the right place! Written by a nurse with countless hours of experience—and who trains other nurses every day—this plain-English, no-nonsense guide to nursing calculations and IV therapy makes it easier to come to grips with the numbers and formulas you'll encounter on the day of the exam—and in the field. Many students and practising nurses struggle with mathematics. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible. From fractions, percentages, and proportions to pills, fluids, and prescriptions, Nursing Calculations & IV Therapy For Dummies UK edition offers detailed advice and instruction on everything you need to know to pass the exam with flying colours. Hundreds of practise questions help you learn and revise Clear explanations and lack of jargon make learning easy Observation charts and extra content are available for download upon purchase Combines nursing calculations and IV therapy to offer excellent value Whether you're a student revising for the Nursing Calculations test, a newly qualified nurse looking to brush up on your maths skills, or a member of a medical staff who's been asked to take on nursing duties, this friendly and accessible guide makes maths less menacing.

Calculating Drug Dosages

Author: Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo
Editor: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803624979
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Summary: Designed for nursing students, the CD-ROM contains thirteen modules developed to address most common math concepts used in nursing practice.

Dosage Calculations

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781783071
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Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers master dosage calculations with ease. A perfect companion to Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun. Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential calculation information including math basics, measurement systems, recording drug administration, oral, topical, and rectal drugs, parenteral drugs, I.V. infusions, and special calculations. Readers maneuver through practice exercises that assess learning, encourage comprehension and retention, and provide a little laughter. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.

Calculation Of Drug Dosages E Book

Author: Sheila J. Ogden
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293905
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Master the critical skills necessary to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages using Calculation of Drug Dosages. Written by Sheila J. Ogden, MSN, RN and Linda Fluharty, RNC, MSN, this updated 9th Edition provides you with an extensive review of essential math concepts before introducing and clearly explaining the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation. The book's popular "worktext" format builds on concepts as you go and reinforces what you learn with over 1,800 practice problems. Identify your strengths and weaknesses with an extensive math review, covering the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages. Use chapter worksheets to practice solving realistic problems. Assess your understanding of chapter content using post-tests at the end of each chapter. Retain content more easily and build on your prior knowledge through a logical organization. Get additional practice and accurately gauge your overall understanding with a comprehensive post-test at the end of the book. Stay focused with learning objectives that explain what you should accomplish upon completion of each chapter. Know the latest drugs and technology used in the market with updated drug labels and equipment photos. Study at your own pace with 25 flash cards, now on Evolve, containing abbreviations, formulas, and conversions from the book. Check your work and see your mistakes with a detailed step-by-step answer key. Tap into a new chapter on obstetric dosages that provides you with practice problems using medications unique to this important nursing subspecialty. Use alert boxes that call attention to information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. Stay current with new content on Intake and Output (I & O). Reduce medication errors and increase patient safety via updated guidelines for The Joint Commission and Institute for Safe Medication Practice. Recognize the implications of drug accuracy with more drug labels added to critical care practice problems. Access Evolve online resources where you'll see 5-10 new practice problems related to each chapter and the new updated Drug Calculations Companion (Version 4), featuring an interactive student tutorial that includes an extensive menu of various topic areas within drug calculations such as oral, parenteral, pediatric, and intravenous calculations to name a few. And over 600 practice problems cover ratio-proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods.

Easy 4 Step Method To Drug Calculations

Author: S. D. Foust
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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This unique work-text has been class-tested by hundreds of students. It makes the difficult concept of drug dosage calculations easy to understand and master by using a simple four-step method that focuses only on the information necessary for learning this skill. The readers are guided through every step of the calculation process with easy to understand and follow explanations. This is the perfect resource for paramedics, nurses, students and any other health care professionals who administer medication. Features Include: Straightforward and easy to read Hundreds of practice problems that incorporate realistic patient scenarios, protocols, and the latest trends in treatment management. Final review section Worked out answer section clearly shows students every step of the problem solving process.

Calculation Of Drug Dosages

Author: Sheila J. Ogden
Editor: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN:
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This popular dosage calculation work-text helps students master the critical skills necessary to competently and confidently calculate drug dosages. Innovative and practical, it includes information on the ratio and proportion, formula and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation, and numerous practice problems to accompany these methods. Ideal for students who need an extensive math review in addition to drug calculations content, this new edition features a more logical organization, a new chapter addressing medication administration to critically ill patients, and more practice problems on calculations for pediatric patients. Learning objectives help students focus on key content as they read and study. Chapter worksheets provide students the opportunity to practice solving realistic problems. Posttests help students identify their areas of strengths and weaknesses. Full-color drug labels provide a more realistic representation of medication administration. A comprehensive posttest at the end of the book helps students assess their knowledge of the calculation of drug dosages. A comprehensive glossary defines important terms. A new chapter on Critical Care IV Flow Rates addresses medication administration to critically ill patients. Content has been reorganized to create a more logical flow for learning. Approximately 20 more practice problems have been added on calculations for pediatric patients.

Clinical Nursing Practices

Author: Sarah Renton
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702078409
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The new edition of Clinical Nursing Practices reflects the many changes in nurse education and practice. A team of clinical and education experts has updated the core practices contained within this text, while to ensure continuity the previous editors have acted as consultants in the development of this edition. To reflect the continuing evolution of nursing and nursing practice, this new 6th edition emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practice, values-based care, person centred care, health and social care integration and interprofessional education. To encourage reflective practice, self-assessment questions remain at the end of each chapter for some of the practices. Where appropriate, certain practices are evidenced mainly by National Guidelines and Standards such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Infection Control and Blood Transfusion; consequently, the presentation of the skill or procedure reflects this. The updated text addresses the wider issues which impact on everyday nursing and healthcare practice and is specially written to meet the needs of nurses today. The core philosophy of book, however, remains the same: to encourage its readers to deliver the highest quality care to each individual patient, safely and effectively. Simple and straightforward step-by-step account of the key clinical procedures with clear learning outcomes. For nurses learning procedures for the first time, for newly qualified nurses needing to check their knowledge or for nurses returning to work needing an update or refresher. Equips readers to deliver high quality, safe and effective care to patients. References the new NMC standards of proficiency Updates to all chapters and skills New Action-Rationale format – clearly shows the reasons for performing each procedure. 25 new illustrations New editor team

How To Master The Bmat

Author: Christopher See
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749471883
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How to Master the BMAT will help you to maximize your UK BMAT test score in the shortest time possible with the least possible effort. With over 400 practice questions including six mock tests, it focuses on core knowledge in six key areas: -aptitude and skills -maths -physics -chemistry -biology -writing tasks At the end of each section, a set of review questions enable you to identify and improve your weak areas before you sit the test, then once you are ready you can complete the practice papers that reflect the BMAT test. Candidates are supported throughout the book, and, where possible, every question comes complete with its revision topics indicated in brackets, useful hints and expanded answers.

How To Pass The Qts Numeracy And Literacy Skills Tests

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749478306
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All trainee teachers in England and Wales have to sit numeracy and literacy skills tests in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which permits them to continue or start teaching. How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literary Skills Tests includes both literacy and numeracy revision and mock tests. The numeracy section starts at a low level and includes a diagnostic test, a maths review, mental and general arithmetic practice, and revision of statistics. It gives the reader a good grounding in the skills needed to pass the test, particularly if maths has always been a weak subject or hasn't been revised in years. The literacy section includes practice material on spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension. It highlights the areas where people commonly have problems, and provides easy to follow explanations and practice questions and answers. Online supporting resources for this book include MP3 audio files to test mental arithmetics and sample numeracy tests.

How To Master The Bmat

Author: Chris John Tyreman
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749463406
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The BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Tests) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants to medicine, veterinary science and related courses at Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College, UCL and Royal Veterinary College. With more students than ever achieving A grades at A-level, BMAT testing is becoming increasingly popular as a way for universities to identify the most able and dedicated applicants. How to Master the BMAT consists of six sections of revision materials for the maths, physics, chemistry and biology components of the BMAT, with additional notes for problem solving and the writing task. At the end of each of these six sections, a set of review questions enables you to check that you have the necessary core knowledge (some of which you will have already acquired through your GCSE and A-level studies). The additional mock tests should be attempted under exam conditions for the best possible preparation. They provide the equivalent of three full BMAT tests (nine papers). Whatever your knowledge base you are supported throughout the book and where possible each question is complete with revision topics, indicated in brackets.

Dosage Calculations And Basic Math For Nurses Demystified Second Edition

Author: Jim Keogh
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071849696
File Size: 65,26 MB
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The Demystified way to master dosage calculations and related basic math Written by a graduate nurse instructor and bestselling author, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified, Second Edition covers medication orders and medication labels and explains how to calculate doses using the formula method and the ratio-proportion method. Readers will get details on I.V. calculations, pediatric doses, and enteral tube feeding. The book also covers dosage calculations for commonly prescribed drugs, including Heparin and dopamine. Hundreds of examples make it easy to understand the material, and NCLEX-style practice questions help reinforce learning. Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is made more valuable by a concise review of basic math skills essential for daily practice, including equations, percentages, proportions, decimals, and fractions. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Dosage Calculations and Basic Math for Nurses Demystified is the fun, fast, and effective way to learn this vital nursing skill. Includes coverage of I.V. therapy Measurements in SI units for international appeal A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Clinical Calculations E Book

Author: Joyce LeFever Kee
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293476
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The only text that covers all four major methods of drug calculation, Clinical Calculations: With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 7th Edition emphasizes patient safety above all else. It reflects the medications used in clinical practice today, with clear guidelines on the latest drug administration forms, techniques, and devices for both general and specialty areas. Plus, its user-friendly format and abundance of practice problems make it easy to understand and apply key drug calculation concepts. Coverage of all 4 major drug calculation methods — ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis — allows you to apply the method that works best for you. A section on specialty areas and lifespan prepares you for the wide range of clinical calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor & delivery, and community settings. Caution boxes alert you to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration. A comprehensive post-test enables you to test your understanding of key concepts from the text. Current drug information ensures you are familiar with the most commonly used drugs in clinical practice. Up-to-date content on the latest drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the various forms of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes. Remember boxes identify pertinent concepts you should commit to memory. Note boxes emphasize important points related to concepts presented in each chapter. NEW! Prevention of Medication Errors chapter emphasizes patient safety to help you avoid common drug calculation and administration mistakes. NEW! Updated recommendations from The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices offer helpful guidelines for reducing medication errors to ensure safe patient care outcomes. NEW! Updated medication label and equipment photos reflect the latest medications and technology used in drug administration.