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Drug calculations part 1: a critique of the formula used by nurses

Drug calculations part 1: a critique of the formula used by nurses

Wright, Kerri (2008) Drug calculations part 1: a critique of the formula used by nurses. Nursing Standard, 22 (36). ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

The role of mathematics is integral to nursing practice, and careful and accurate calculations are important to help prevent medication errors. This two-part article examines different methods for solving drug calculation problems. The first part critiques the commonly taught nursing drug calculation formula. Part 2, to be published next week, explores a range of other methods that are used in practice to calculate drug dosages.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: drug dosage, mathematical calculation, medication errors
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2315

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