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# Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Technicians , 3rd Edition

## Author: Bill Robert

Language: Anglais## Subject for *Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for...*:

240 p. · 15x25 cm · Paperback

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This user-friendly guide to medical mathematics helps veterinary technician students develop the math skills required before going into the practice setting.

New workbook format allows readers to practice problems right inside the
book

Covers math fundamentals, metric and non-metric conversions,
dosing and concentration, IV drug infusion, prescriptions, and doctors'
orders

Offers step-by-step instructions for performing calculations

Newly
expanded to include calculation of constant rate infusions, dilutions,
compounding, and anesthesia applications

Features a full answer key
and images from the book in PowerPoint for instructors on a companion
website

Contents

About the Companion Website

**Section I Review of Math Fundamentals **

**1 Math Fundamentals: Self-assessment **

Self-assessment Exercises

**2 Review of Key Medical Math Fundamentals: Decimals **

2.1
Relative Values of Decimal Numbers

2.2 Properly Communicating Decimal
Numbers

2.3 The Rules for the Use of Zero in Decimal Numbers

2.4
Comparing Decimals – Which Number Is Larger?

2.5 A Quick Guide
to Using Scientific Notation

2.6 Tips for Adding and Subtracting
Decimal Numbers

2.7 Tips for Multiplying Decimal Numbers

2.8 Tips
for Dividing Decimal Numbers

2.9 Accurately Rounding Decimal Numbers

2.10
Chapter 2 Practice Problems

**3 Review of Key Math Fundamentals: Fractions **

3.1 Fundamentals
of Working with Medical Math Fractions

3.2 Working with Improper
Fractions, Proper Fractions, and Mixed Numbers

3.3 Equivalent
Fractions in Medical Math

3.4 Simplifying or Reducing Fractions

3.5
Adding Fractions in Medical Math

3.6 Subtracting Fractions in Medical
Math

3.7 Multiplying Fractions in Medical Math

3.8 Dividing
Fractions in Medical Math

3.9 Conversion between Fractions and
Decimals

3.10 Rounding Fractions in Medical Math

3.11 Chapter 3
Practice Problems

**4 Review of Key Math Fundamentals: Percentages **

4.1 Conversion
of Percentages to Fractions

4.2 Conversion between Percentages and
Decimal Numbers

4.3 Conversion of Fractions to Percentages

4.4
Finding Percentages of a Whole

4.5 Subtracting or Adding the
Percentage Fraction of the Whole

4.6 Determining Percentages
Represented by the Fractional Component

4.7 Chapter 4 Practice
Problems

**5 Review of Key Math Fundamentals: Finding the Unknown X **

5.1
Analyzing the Problem and Setting up the Equation

5.2 Addition:
Moving Numbers to the Other Side of the Equation

5.3 Subtraction:
Moving Negative Numbers or a Negative UnknownX

5.4 Finding the
Unknown X in Multiplication Problems

5.5 When the Unknown X is in the
Denominator

5.6 Finding the Unknown X in Division Problems

5.7
Unknown X Involving Division of Fractions

5.8 Chapter 5 Practice
Problems

Section II Understanding Units and Labels

**6 Measurements Used in Veterinary Medicine **

6.1 Metric Units:
The Basics

6.2 Metric Units of Weight and Mass

6.3 Metric Units of
Volume

6.4 Metric Units of Length

6.5 Metric Units of
Concentration and Density

6.6 Nonmetric Units: Household, Apothecary,
and Avoirdupois Units

6.7 Conversion between Quantities of Volume and
Mass: Special Cases

6.8 Converting Between Units: The Proportion and
Cancel-Out Methods

6.8.1 Using the Proportion Method

6.8.2 Using
the Cancel-out Method

6.9 Estimating the Answer: Does Your Answer
Make Sense?

6.10 Chapter 6 Practice Problems

**7 Understanding Drug Orders and Drug Labels **

7.1 The Dosage
Regimen

7.1.1 The Dosage Regimen: Doses and Dosages

7.1.2 The
Dosage Regimen: The Route of Administration

7.1.3 The Dosage Regimen:
The Dose Interval

7.2 The Dosage Form

7.3 The Best Practices for
Writing Drug Orders

7.3.1 Handling Unclear Drug Orders

7.4
Understanding the Drug Label: The Drug Names

7.5 Understanding the
Drug Label: Concentrations and Dosage Forms

7.6 Understanding the
Drug Label: Regulatory Label Information

7.6.1 Controlled Substances
and Prescription Labeling

7.6.2 Prescription, Legend, and
Over-The-Counter Label Indicators

7.7 Understanding the Drug Label:
Hazards, Storage, and Expiration Dates

7.7.1 Storage Information on
the Label

7.7.2 Expiration Dates

7.8 Chapter 7 Practice Problems

**Section III Dose Calculations **

**8 Basic Dose Calculations **

8.1 The Basic Steps in Dose
Calculation

8.2 Converting the Animal’s Weight into the Units Needed
to Calculate the Dose

8.3 Determining the Dose for the Patient

8.4
Determining the Amount of Dose Forms Needed per Dose

8.5 Determining
the Number of Dosage Forms Needed to Complete the Dosage Regimen

8.5.1
The Most Common Mistake Made when Determining the Total Number of Units
to Be Dispensed

8.6 Determining the Cost for Dispensed Medication

8.7
Using a Syringe with Liquid Dosage Formulations

8.7.1 Syringes in
Veterinary Medicine

8.7.2 Measuring Fluid within the Syringe

8.8
Chapter 8 Practice Problems

**9 Intravenous Infusion Calculations **

9.1 Performing IV
Infusions and the Use of IV Administration Sets

9.2 The Basics of
Setting IV Fluid Rate Using the Drip Chamber

9.3 Setting the IV Fluid
Rate: Constant Rate Infusions (CRI)

9.4 Calculating Infusion Rates
when Adding Drugs to IV Fluids

9.5 Calculating Standard IV Fluid Rates

9.6
Calculating IV Fluid Rate Stop Times

9.7 Chapter 9 Practice Problems

**Section IV Other Calculations Used in Veterinary Medicine **

**10 Ratios, Proportions, and Dilutions **

10.1 Ratios and
Proportions

10.2 The Basics of Making a Dilution

10.3 Making
Serial Dilutions

10.4 Calculating Diluent Needed to Deliver a
Specific Dose or Drug Concentration

10.5 Calculating Dilutions Using
the V1 × C1 = V2 × C2 Formula

**Robert Bill**is a Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pharmacology and former Program Director of the Veterinary Technology Program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.