The seventh edition of Calculate with Confidence not only teaches the aspects of dosage calculation; it also emphasizes the importance of safety in medication administration. Calculate with Confidence is written to meet the needs of nursing students as well as nurses returning to the workforce after being away from the clinical setting. It is also suitable for courses within nursing curricula whose content reflects the calculation of dosages and solutions. The text can generally be used as a reference by any health care professional whose responsibilities include safe administration of medications and solutions to clients in diverse clinical settings.
The new edition responds to changes in the health care field and includes the introduction of new medications, discussion of new methods for medication administration, and an emphasis on clinical reasoning in prevention of medication errors. Principles of QSEN have been incorporated where applicable. An ample number of practice problems that include the shading of syringes where indicated continues to be featured to allow for visualization of dosages, reinforcement of clinical thinking skills, and prevention of medication errors. Safety alerts are also incorporated throughout the chapters to further reinforce the importance of error prevention in medication administration. Despite technological advances in equipment, health care professionals must continue to use clinical reasoning skills and have a consistent focus on safety to minimize the risk of harm to clients. Answers to practice problems include rationales to enhance understanding of principles and answers related to dosages. Answers have been placed at the end of chapters to allow for immediate feedback. (Calculate with Confidence 7th Edition; Deborah C. Gray Morris; Elsevier ; Preface: Page v)