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Pharmaceutical Calculations
Thirteenth edition
by Howard C. Ansel

The Thirteenth edition of Pharmaceutical Calculations represents a thorough update of this textbook, which for over six decades has met the needs of students in this subject area.

This edition's Introduction presents a stepwise approach in solving calculations problems. Each chapter of this edition includes learning objectives that direct the student's focus and provide a basis for self-assessment following completion.

Coverage includes new material in areas such as:

  • e-prescriptions
  • medication orders in nursing homes
  • hospice care
  • patient self-administration of analgesia
  • intravenous infusion rate calculations for the critical care patient
  • patient conversions to alternative treatment plans

A companion Website includes the fully searchable text and an interactive quiz bank with more pharmaceutical calculation review problems.

Contents

  1. Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Calculations
  2. International System of Units
  3. Pharmaceutical Measurement
  4. Interpretation of Prescriptions and Medication Orders
  5. Density, Specific Gravity, and Specific Volume
  6. Percentage, Ratio Strength, and Other Expressions of Concentration
  7. Calculation of Doses: General Considerations
  8. Calculation of Doses: Patient Parameters
  9. Some Calculations Involving "Units," "g/mg," and Other Measures of Potency
  10. Selected Clinical Calculations
  11. Isotonic and Buffer Solutions
  12. Electrolyte Solutions: Milliequivalents, Millimoles, and Milliosmoles
  13. Intravenous Infusions, Parenteral Admixtures, and Rate-of-Flow Calculations
  14. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Body Mass Index, and the Food Nutrition Label
  15. Dilution, Concentration, and Alligation
  16. Reducing and Enlarging Formulas
  17. Selected Calculations in Contemporary Compounding
  18. Selected Calculations Involving Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
  19. Selected Calculations Associated with Plant Extractives
  20. Calculation of Active Drug Moiety
  21. Selected Calculations Involving Radiopharmaceuticals
  22. Selected Bioavailability and Pharmacokinetic Calculations
  23. Selected Pharmacoeconomic Calculations

Appendices

  • Common Systems of Measurement and Intersystem Conversion
  • Graphical Methods
  • Basic Statistical
  • Glossary of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems

Index

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Pharmaceutical Calculations
Thirteenth edition
by Howard C. Ansel

2009 • 480 pages • $76.95 + shipping
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