By J. D. Gatford, N. Phillips

This most sensible promoting publication studies that easy mathematics required to calculate drug dosages effectively and quick - an important ability for each nurse. instance are drawn from medical perform. factors and graded workouts (with solutions) disguise the calculations required to manage injections, capsules and combos, to dilute recommendations, to reach at various drip premiums and to manage paediatric dosages thoroughly. during this new version all drug utilization fabric has been reviewed and up to date. New routines were further to further to aid within the studying strategy.

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Leave answers as improper 9ns. b 350 12 C 4 a 100 40 Kb 300 40 c 380 40 d 5 a 70 50 hb c 120 50 d 80 6 a 60 . 150 b 60 7 a 100 80 hD 8 a 180 120 hD *• 75 50 300 8 . 85 20 500 T2~ . 750 60 c _, 750 u 8 . 1000 12 d . 550 40 . 125 50 . 1000 60 d . 25 r c 550 125 H d 11 a 180 150 K b c 400 150 d 800 12 a 250 . 50 Check your answers on p 117 c 1200 250 . 450 120 90 ° 125 95 ° 125 . 950 150 . p. p. (then multiply by ). p. stands for decimal place(s). p. p. p. p. p. p. 4 X 100 " 40 ~ 8 Example C e- i-f.

This number is called a common factor. Note The numerator is the top number in a fraction; the denominator is the bottom number in that fraction. Example A ')*• Simplify -36/48 36 _ 3 48 4 [after dividing numerator and [denominator by 12 Or this may be done in two or more steps: 36 _ j_8 48 24 __ 9_ 12 _ 3 ~ 4 [dividing numerator and [denominator by 2 [again dividing numerator and [denominator by 2 [dividing numerator and [denominator by 3 Note 2 x 2 x 3 = 12 Example B Simplify 125 _ 25 225 45 __ 5_ 9 [dividing numerator and [denominator by 5 [again dividing numerator and!

Zi 1000 1500 -M 1500 ^ 4000 -r 20 800 1500 Jj 130 150 300 16r 500 8 Q 10 17 Q 60 150 10 ° 150 45 ° 500 ,o 120 500 Check your answers on p 116 ^ 800 „ 1250 " 1500 45 ° 3000 ,. 1200 4000 ^^ 2750 " 4000 J 25 26 NURSING CALCULATIONS SIMPLIFYING FRACTIONS III Leave answers as improper fractions. Example A Simplify ^ 175 _ 35 50 10 _ 7 2 [dividing numerator and [denominator by 5 [again dividing numerator and [denominator by 5 Example B Simlpify Simplify 400 400 _ 40 120 12 _ 10 ~ 3 [dividing numerator and [denominator by 10 [dividing numerator and [denominator by 4 A REVIEW OF BASIC CALCULATIONS Exerc ise 1 1 Simplify ( 'cancel down ').