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ISBN10: 0073513806 | ISBN13: 9780073513805
By Kathryn Booth, James Whaley, Jennifer Palmunen and Susan Sienkiewicz
© 2016

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The fifth edition of Math and Dosage Calculations for Healthcare Professionals ( M&DC) introduces students to the concepts and skills they will need to move forward within their chosen health profession or nursing curriculum. Students will need dynamic tools and multiple resources to ensure success and this product provides everything they need!


Chapter 1: Fractions

Chapter 2: Decimals

Chapter 3: Relationships of Quantities: Percents, Ratios, and Proportions

Chapter 4: Metric System

Chapter 5: Other Systems of Measurement

Chapter 6: Converting Units

Chapter 7: Temperature and Time

Chapter 8: Equipment for Dosage Measurement

Chapter 9: Interpreting Medication Orders

Chapter 10: Interpreting Medication Labels and Package Inserts

Chapter 11: Safe Medication Administrations

Chapter 12: Methods of Dosage Calculations

Chapter 13: Oral Dosage

Chapter 14: Parenteral Dosages

Chapter 15: Intravenous Calculations

Chapter 16: Calculations for Special Populations

Chapter 17: Critical IV Calculations

Chapter 18: Amount to Dispense and Days' Supply

Chapter 19: Calculations for Compounding

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About the Author

Kathryn Booth

Kathryn A. Booth, RN-BSN, RMA (AMT), RPT, CPhT, MS is a registered nurse (RN) with a master’s degree in education as well as certifications in phlebotomy, pharmacy tech, and medical assisting. She is an author, an educator, and a consultant for Total Care Programming, Inc. She has over 30 years of teaching, nursing, and healthcare experience that spans five states. As an educator, Kathy has been awarded the teacher of the year in three states where she taught various health sciences, including medical assisting in both a classroom and an online capacity. Kathy serves on the AMT Examinations, Qualifications, and Standards committee, as well as the advisory board for two educational institutions. She stays current through working at various practice settings as well as obtaining and maintaining certifications. Her larger goal is to develop up-to-date, dynamic healthcare educational materials to assist her and other educators and to promote healthcare professions. In addition, Kathy enjoys presenting innovative new learning solutions for the changing healthcare and educational landscape to her fellow professionals nationwide.

James Whaley

James E. Whaley, RPh, MS, is currently an associate professor of health sciences and
chemistry at Baker College of Owosso (Michigan) and coordinator of the Pharmacy Technician
Program, which is offered at nine Baker College campuses. He routinely teaches courses
in the Pharmacy Technician Program in addition to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology,
and general chemistry. Mr. Whaley has taught at Baker College of Owosso since 1995
and was the first recipient of the college’s prestigious Teacher of the Year award. He has been
selected as a member of Who’s Who among College Teachers numerous times. Prior to coming
to Baker, Mr. Whaley was twice ranked in the top 10 percent of instructors at the University
of Illinois, where he was awarded a fellowship in cellular and molecular biology from the
National Institutes of Health. Mr. Whaley worked as a retail pharmacist before beginning his
career as an educator, and he has been a registered pharmacist since 1981.


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