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Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals
Second Edition by Robert Bill
Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals 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.
Contents
1. SelfAssessment
 SelfAssessment Exercise
 SelfAssessment Exercise Answers
2. Review of Decimal Numbers in Medical Math
 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 Glance
 Scientific Notation for Decimal Numbers
 Tips for Adding and Subtracting Decimals
3. Fractions as They Apply to Medical Math
 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
 Adding Fractions
 Finding the Common Denominator for More Complex Fractions
 Subtraction of Fractions
 Addition of Mixed Numbers
 Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
 Multiplication of Improper Fractions
 Multiplication of Whole Numbers and Fractions
 Multiplication of Mixed Numbers
 A Shortcut for Multiplying Fractions
 The Reciprocal: What Is It and How Do We Use It?
 Division of Fractions
 Division of Mixed Numbers
 Rounding Decimal Fractions and Fractions
4. Percentages
 Conversion of Percentages to Fractions
 Conversion of Percentages to Decimal Numbers
 Conversion of Fractions to Percentages
 Finding the Percentage of a Whole
 Subtracting or Adding the Percentage of the Whole
 Determining Percentages Represented by the Fractional Component
5. Solving for the Unknown Value X
 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 a Subtraction Problem
 Finding the Unknown X in a Multiplication Problem
 Multiplication Problems Using Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 What to Do When the Unknown X Is in the Denominator in the Problem
 Finding the Unknown X in a Division Problem
 Unknown X Problems Involving Division of Fractions
6. Dosage Calculation and Measurements Used in Veterinary Medicine
 Different Units, Same Measurements
 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
 Common Units
 Conversions between Common Household Measurements
 The Common Equivalents
 Setting Up a Problem to Convert from One Unit to Another
 The CancelOut Method
7. Understanding Drug Orders and Drug Labels
 The Dose, Dosage, and Dose Range
 The Route of Administration
 The Dose Interval
 The Dose Form
 Best Practices for Writing Drug Orders
 Handling Unclear Drug Orders
 The Drug Name
 Concentration of Drug in the Dose Form
 Dose Formulation 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
 Storage Information on the Label
 Expiration Dates
8. Dose Calculation and Syringe Measurements
 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
 Types of Syringes Used in Veterinary Medicine
 Syringe Units of Measurement
 Measuring the Amount of Liquid in a Syringe
9. Calculating Intravenous Infusions
 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
 Converting Total Infusion Time to the 12 and 24Hour Clock Stop Time
10. Ratios, Proportions, Dilutions, and Other Calculation Used by Veterinary Professinals
 Making Serial Dilutions.
 Diluting for Specific Solutions with Specific Volumes
 Compounding to Create Percentage Solutions
 Diluting Percentage Solutions
 Writing Roman Numerals
 Reading Roman Numerals
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Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals
Second Edition by Robert Bill
2009 • 426 pages • $36.95 + shipping
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