Medical Dosage Calculations: A Dimensional Analysis Approach, Updated Edition, 11th edition

  • Anthony Giangrasso, 
  • Dolores Shrimpton, 
  • June L. Olsen

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Medical Dosage Calculations: A Dimensional Analysis Approach is the field's most complete, accessible drug calculation text and workbook. It will help you develop dosage calculation skills so you can safely administer medication in a clinical environment.

Using a pioneering dimensional analysis method, the authors progress from simple math topics to more complex ones. As you go, you'll build familiarity with safe dosages of specific drugs. You'll also learn the core math skills needed to calculate drug doses accurately.

The 11th Edition has been fully revised and updated for current practices and medications. It offers ample opportunity to actively apply concepts, with more than 1,000 problems to solve.

Published by Pearson (November 3rd 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137381296

Subject: Dosage Calculations

Category: Medical Dosage Calculations: A Dimensional Analysis Approach, Updated Edition



  1. Review of Arithmetic for Dosage Calculations
  2. Safe and Accurate Medication Administration
  3. Dimensional Analysis


  1. The Household and Metric Systems
  2. Converting from One System of Measurement to Another


  1. Oral Medications
  2. Syringes
  3. Solutions
  4. Parenteral Medications


  1. Flow Rates and Durations of Enteral and Intravenous Infusions
  2. Flow Rates and Dosage Rates for Intravenous Medications
  3. Pediatric Dosages

Comprehensive Self-Tests


  1. Answer Section
  2. FDA and ISMP Lists of Look-Alike Drug Names with Recommended Tall Man Letters
  3. Commonly Used Abbreviations
  4. Units of Measurement in Metric and Household Systems
  5. Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperature Conversions
  6. Diluting Stock Solutions
  7. Apothecary System

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