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Dosage Calculations:  A Ratio-Proportion Approach

Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach
Gloria D. Pickar
Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, 2007
RS57 .P533 2007

Master dosage calculations with the ratio-proportion version of the best-selling book from Gloria D. Pickar, Dosage Calculations: A Ratio-Proportion Approach, 2nd Edition builds upon core strengths that made Dosage Calculations a market leader. This trusted book includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and critical thinking assessments. Basic and advanced calculations are thoroughly covered, including intravenous and those specific to the pediatric patient.

New to this edition:

  • New chapter 9: Preventing Medication Errors highlights the newest regulations on medication abbreviations, new medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices.
  • Only approved JCAHO and ISMP abbreviations are included, to ensure safe and current use of standard terminology.
  • Free CD provides 500 additional practice questions.


  • Real drug labels and life-size syringes bring the content to life and simulate a clinical environment for the user.
  • The original three-step method, (1) Convert, (2) Think, (3) Calculate, trains the user to approach calculations logically, increasing confidence and reducing medication errors.
  • Critical Thinking Skills can be developed through real-world clinical scenarios that demonstrate the importance of safe medication administration.
  • Hundreds of examples, practice problems, review sets and self tests ensure complete mastery of dosage calculations.

Quoted from back cover.