Dosages and Calculations
This text will prepare the reader to calculate correct doses of medications. Geared towards health professionals - physical therapists, and physician assistants - this competency-based manual gives a clear and concise approach to the study of dosages. Working knowledge of basic mathematical skills are necessary to begin, but as the text progressively builds from simple problems to more complex problems, the reader will soon learn to master the material.
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Dosage Calculations
Chapter 2 Ratio Equations
Chapter 3 Metric System
Chapter 4 Mathematical Concepts
Chapter 5 Word Problems
Chapter 6 Special Problems
Chapter 7 Titration Calculations
Chapter 8 Infusions Concentrations and Drip Rate Calculations
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