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Can someone recommend a good clinical drug calculation book?

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Hi,

I would like a recommendation on a book that is easy to follow and clearly explains everything (rationale, how to calculate, etc). Im in canada so i dont know how the conversions are different, if any. Thanks

*** ps im also looking for a peds book. i read on amazon that Wongs is good...does anyone have any experience with it?

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Hi,

I would like a recommendation on a book that is easy to follow and clearly explains everything (rationale, how to calculate, etc). Im in canada so i dont know how the conversions are different, if any. Thanks

*** ps im also looking for a peds book. i read on amazon that Wongs is good...does anyone have any experience with it?

Try "Math for Meds" by Anna Curren. We used this in my online pharmacology calculations course. Very easy to read and understand.

As for peds, I don't have a clue.

Good luck,

Marci

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this is the book we use in nursing school - and it is a "self-teacher". very clear and easy to understand.

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ijuanabhappy has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I just purchased "Dimensional Analysis for Meds" third edition, by Anna Curren. It has a CD in the back with step by step instructions on how to set up problems. This book was recommended by by former pharmacology professor to brush up on my skills and remember how to set up problems, etc.

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MrsMommaRN has 2 years experience and specializes in orthopaedics.

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hello, i highly recommend dimesional analysis method for drug calculations. i also really liked wongs peds book. very very informational lots of detail. there is also a spiral bound textbook that goes along with the text, wong's clinical manual of pediatric nursing. love it what a great reference i swear they should pass it out to every new parent!!

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i ended up buying calculate with confidence and the wong pediatric book (since my nursing School doesnt have a peds class so i figured it would be a good idea!) i also bought how to interpret ekg book, assessment made incredible easy (it was on sale couldnt resist) as well as a 10$ copy of brunner and suddarths med surg book (it was only a few years old and heard it was good) i have the lewis and dirksen med surg book which i really like but i cant resist amazon now haha i spent all my money now!

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Wong is wonderful it was my text for peds. We used Clinical Calculations A Unified Approach 5th edition. It teaches the dimensional analysis way of calculating which to me makes it much more difficult. I strongy suggest learning ratio proportion...It makes it so much simpler.

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