Drug Calculations for Nurses

First edition

by Kerri Wright

About this book

This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.
About the author

KERRI WRIGHT is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Acute and Continuing Care at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich, UK. Kerri teaches drug calculation skills to pre and post-registration nursing students. Her main interests are primary care, continuing care and district nursing. Her current research interests are in caring for the terminally ill from a district nurse's perspective, assessing and decision making.
Endorsements
An invaluable resource and aide-memoire for both pre- and post- registration nurses which, unlike most other similar books available, uses practical, relevant and meaningful examples. Kerri has skilfully applied her nursing knowledge and experience to deal with real medicines, dosages and drug administration practices in a reassuring and enjoyable manner. This book concentrates on drug calculations in the actual context of the nurse's role, and is backed up with superb practice and assessment explanations and examples. Practitioners with different levels of confidence can develop their skills of accurate drug administration through worked examples, graded exercises and problems (with answers) to aid self-development and essential competencies. The ideal handbook for all staff who are involved in any aspect of drug administration. -Philip D Marini, Numeracy Support, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
I welcome this excellent book. It has clear and valuable lessons as to how numeracy can be successfully learned in the context of a professional practice. -Professor Celia Hoyle OBE, Professor of Mathematics Education and Government Chief Advisor for Maths Education, Institute of Education, UK