Curren's Math for Meds: Dosages and Solutions 11th edition

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Anna M. Curren and Margaret H. Witt
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  • Chapter 1: Relative Value, Addition, and Subtraction of Decimals
    • Problems 1.1: Relative Value of Decimals
    • Problems 1.2: Relative Value of Decimals
    • Problems 1.3: Relative Value of Decimals
    • Problems 1.4: Relative Value of Decimals
    • Problems 1.5: Relative Value of Decimals
    • Problems 1.6: Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
    • 1: Summary Self-Test (50)

  • Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division of Decimals
    • Problems 2.1: Multiplication of Decimals
    • Problems 2.2: Elimination of Decimal Points
    • Problems 2.3: Reduction of Fractions
    • Problems 2.4: Reduction of Numbers Ending in Zero
    • Problems 2.5: Expressing to the Nearest Tenth
    • Problems 2.6: Expressing to the Nearest Hundredth
    • 2: Summary Self-Test (50)

  • Chapter 3: Solving Common Fraction Equations
    • Problems 3.1: Whole-Number Equations
    • Problems 3.2: Decimal Fraction Equations
    • Problems 3.3: Multiple-Number Equations
    • 3: Summary Self-Test (50)

  • Chapter 4: Metric/International (SI) System
    • Problems 4.1: Basic Units of the Metric/SI System
    • Problems 4.2: Metric/SI Prefixes and Abbreviations
    • Problems 4.3: Metric/SI Notation Rules
    • Problems 4.4: Conversion Between Metric/SI Units
    • Problems 4.5: Conversion Between Metric/SI Units
    • Problems 4.6: Conversion Between Metric/SI Units
    • 4: Summary Self-Test (40)

  • Chapter 5: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, and Household Measures
    • Problems 5.1: International Units (units)
    • Problems 5.2: Milliequivalent (mEq) Measures
    • Problems 5.3: Ratio Measures
    • 5: Summary Self-Test (20)

  • Chapter 6: Oral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
    • Problems 6.1: Tablet and Capsule Labels
    • Problems 6.2: Tablet and Capsule Labels
    • Problems 6.3: Tablet/Capsule Dosage Calculation
    • Problems 6.4: Tablet/Capsule Dosage Calculation
    • Problems 6.5: Tablet/Capsule Dosage Calculation
    • Problems 6.6: Tablet/Capsule Dosage Calculation
    • Problems 6.7: Oral Solution Labels
    • Problems 6.8: Oral Solution Labels
    • Problems 6.9: Oral Solution Labels
    • 6: Summary Self-Test (40)

  • Chapter 7: Safe Medication Administration
    • Problems 7.1: Medication Administration Records
    • Problems 7.2: Medication Administration Records
    • 7: Summary Self-Test (10)

  • Chapter 8: Hypodermic Syringe Measurement
    • Problems 8.1: Standard 3 mL Syringe
    • Problems 8.2: Standard 3 mL Syringe
    • Problems 8.3: Standard 3 mL Syringe
    • Problems 8.4: Standard 3 mL Syringe
    • Problems 8.5: Tuberculin (TB) Syringe
    • Problems 8.6: Tuberculin (TB) Syringe
    • Problems 8.7: 5 and 10 mL Syringes
    • Problems 8.8: 5 and 10 mL Syringes
    • Problems 8.9: 20 mL and Larger Syringes
    • Problems 8.10: 20 mL and Larger Syringes
    • 8: Summary Self-Test (18)

  • Chapter 9: Parenteral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
    • Problems 9.1: Reading Metric/SI Solution Labels
    • Problems 9.2: Reading Metric/SI Solution Labels
    • Problems 9.3: Percent (%) and Ratio Solution Labels
    • Problems 9.4: Percent (%) and Ratio Solution Labels
    • Problems 9.5: Percent (%) and Ratio Solution Labels
    • Problems 9.6: Solutions Measured in International Units
    • Problems 9.7: Solutions Measured as Milliequivalents (mEq)
    • 9: Summary Self-Test (40)

  • Chapter 10: Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
    • Problems 10.1: Reconstitution of a Single-Strength Solution
    • Problems 10.2: Reconstitution of a Single-Strength Solution
    • Problems 10.3: Reconstitution of a Single-Strength Solution
    • Problems 10.4: Reconstitution of a Single-Strength Solution
    • Problems 10.5: Reconstitution of a Single-Strength Solution
    • Problems 10.6: Reconstitution of a Single-Strength Solution
    • Problems 10.7: Reconstitution from Package Insert Directions
    • Problems 10.8: Reconstitution of Multiple-Strength Solutions
    • Problems 10.9: Reconstitution of Multiple-Strength Solutions
    • 10: Summary Self-Test (50)

  • Chapter 11: Measuring Insulin Dosages
    • Problems 11.1: Types of Insulin; Insulin Vial and Insulin Injection Pen Label Identification
    • Problems 11.2: Insulin Syringes
    • Problems 11.3: Insulin Syringes
    • Problems 11.4: Insulin Syringes
    • Problems 11.5: Insulin Syringes
    • Problems 11.6: Insulin Syringes
    • Problems 11.7: Insulin Syringes
    • Problems 11.8: Insulin Injection Sites and Techniques
    • 11: Summary Self-Test (30)

  • Chapter 12: Ratio and Proportion
    • Problems 12.1: Ratios
    • Problems 12.2: Ratio and Proportion Expressed Using Common Fractions
    • Problems 12.3: Dosage Calculation Using Ratio and Proportion Expressed as Common Fractions
    • Problems 12.4: Ratio and Proportion Expressed Using Colons
    • Problems 12.5: Dosage Calculation Using Ratio and Proportion Expressed with Colons
    • Problems 12.6: Calculations when Dosages are in Different Units of Measure
    • 12: Summary Self-Test (55)

  • Chapter 13: Dimensional Analysis/Units Conversion
    • Problems 13.1: Clinical Ratios; The Basic DA Equation
    • Problems 13.2: Equations Requiring Metric Conversions
    • 13: Summary Self-Test (55)

  • Chapter 14: Formula Method
    • Problems 14.1: Basic Formula
    • Problems 14.2: Use with Metric Conversions
    • Problems 14.3: Use with Units and mEq Calculations
    • 14: Summary Self-Test (40)

  • Chapter 15: Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight
    • Problems 15.1: Converting lb to kg
    • Problems 15.2: Converting kg to lb
    • Problems 15.3: Calculating Dosages from Drug Label Information
    • Problems 15.4: Calculating Dosages from Drug Literature
    • Problems 15.5: Calculating Dosages from Drug Literature
    • Problems 15.6: Calculating Dosages from Drug Literature
    • Problems 15.7: Calculating Dosages from Drug Literature
    • Problems 15.8: Calculating Dosages from Drug Literature
    • 15: Summary Self-Test (26)

  • Chapter 16: Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area
    • Problems 16.1: Calculating BSA from kg and cm
    • Problems 16.2: Calculating BSA from lb and in
    • Problems 16.3: Dosage Calculation Based on BSA
    • Problems 16.4: Assessing Orders Based on BSA
    • Problems 16.5: Assessing Orders Based on BSA
    • Problems 16.6: Assessing Orders Based on BSA
    • Problems 16.7: Assessing Orders Based on BSA
    • 16: Summary Self-Test (17)

  • Chapter 17: Introduction to IV Therapy
    • Problems 17.1: Primary Line, Secondary Line, Volume-Controlled Burettes, and Indwelling Infusion Ports/Intermittent Locks
    • Problems 17.2: Volumetric Pumps, Syringe Pumps, and Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Devices
    • Problems 17.3: Introduction to IV Fluids
    • 17: Summary Self-Test (15)

  • Chapter 18: IV Flow Rate Calculation
    • Problems 18.1: IV Tubing Calibration
    • Problems 18.2: Using Ratio and Proportion to Calculate gtt/min Flow Rates
    • Problems 18.3: Using Dimensional Analysis to Calculate gtt/min Flow Rates
    • Problems 18.4: Formula and Division Factor Methods of Flow Rate Calculation
    • Problems 18.5: Formula and Division Factor Methods of Flow Rate Calculation
    • Problems 18.6: Division Factor Method
    • Problems 18.7: Division Factor Method
    • Problems 18.8: Division Factor Method
    • Problems 18.9: Regulating Flow Rate
    • Problems 18.10: Regulating Flow Rate
    • Problems 18.11: Correcting Off-Schedule Rates
    • 18: Summary Self-Test (40)

  • Chapter 19: Calculating IV Infusion and Completion Times
    • Problems 19.1: Calculating Infusion Time from mL/hr Ordered
    • Problems 19.2: Calculating Infusion Completion Times and International/Military Time Calculations
    • Problems 19.3: Standard Time Calculations
    • Problems 19.4: Labeling Solution Bags with Infusion and Completion Times
    • 19: Summary Self-Test (40)

  • Chapter 20: IV Medication and Titration Calculations
    • Problems 20.1: Using Ratio and Proportion to Calculate mL/hr Rate for Dosage Ordered
    • Problems 20.2: Using Ratio and Proportion to Calculate mL/hr Rate for Dosage Per kg Ordered
    • Problems 20.3: Using Ratio and Proportion to Calculate Infusion Titrations
    • Problems 20.4: Using Dimensional Analysis to Calculate mL/hr Rate for Dosage Ordered
    • Problems 20.5: Using Dimensional Analysis to Calculate mL/hr Rate for Dosage Per kg Ordered
    • Problems 20.6: Using Dimensional Analysis to Calculate mL/hr Rate for Dosage Per kg Ordered
    • Problems 20.7: Using Dimensional Analysis to Calculate Infusion Titrations
    • 20: Summary Self-Test (40)

  • Chapter 21: Heparin Infusion Calculations
    • Problems 21.1: Heparin IV and Vial Labels
    • Problems 21.2: Calculating mL/hr IV Flow Rate from units/hr Ordered
    • Problems 21.3: Calculating units/hr Infusing from mL/hr Flow Rate
    • 21: Summary Self-Test (15)

  • Chapter 22: Pediatric Oral Parenteral Medications
    • 22: Oral Medications
    • 22: Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Medications
    • 22: Summary Self-Test (15)

  • Chapter 23: Pediatric Intravenous Medications
    • Problems 23.1: Medication Administration via Burette
    • Problems 23.2: Comparing IV Dosages Ordered with Average Dosages
    • 23: Summary Self-Test (40)


The preeminent authority on drug dosage calculations, ratio and proportion, and medication safety, Curren's Math for Meds: Dosages and Solutions, 11th edition, delivers a concisely organized approach that takes readers from the basic to complex using a building block approach. Coverage begins with a review of basic math principles and common drug measures followed by detailed lessons on medication labels and dosage calculations. Content includes instructions on body weight and body surface area, intravenous calculations, and pediatric medication calculations. Photos of drug labels and syringes with examples, practice problems, and online interactive software have already helped more than a million learners develop into safe practitioners.

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Chapter 1: Relative Value, Addition, and Subtraction of Decimals
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Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division of Decimals
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Chapter 3: Solving Common Fraction Equations
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Chapter 4: Metric/International (SI) System
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Chapter 5: Unit, Percentage, Milliequivalent, Ratio, and Household Measures
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Chapter 6: Oral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
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Chapter 7: Safe Medication Administration
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Chapter 8: Hypodermic Syringe Measurement
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Chapter 9: Parenteral Medication Labels and Dosage Calculation
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Chapter 10: Reconstitution of Powdered Drugs
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Chapter 11: Measuring Insulin Dosages
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Chapter 12: Ratio and Proportion
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Chapter 13: Dimensional Analysis/Units Conversion
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Chapter 14: Formula Method
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Chapter 15: Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Weight
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Chapter 16: Adult and Pediatric Dosages Based on Body Surface Area
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Chapter 17: Introduction to IV Therapy
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Chapter 18: IV Flow Rate Calculation
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Chapter 19: Calculating IV Infusion and Completion Times
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Chapter 20: IV Medication and Titration Calculations
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Chapter 21: Heparin Infusion Calculations
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Chapter 22: Pediatric Oral Parenteral Medications
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Chapter 23: Pediatric Intravenous Medications
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