Clinical Dosage Calculations,
3rd Edition

Vanessa Brotto, Kate Rafferty

ISBN-13: 9780170423694 | ISBN-10: 0170423697

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 304 pages

List Price USD $45.00


Clinical Dosage Calculations covers the important aspects of dosage calculations that you’ll require to perform this essential part of clinical practice. It uses real-life cases, worked-out examples and real medication charts and labels to help you to learn the content. The text starts with fundamental maths and familiarises you with medication charts and labels. It then moves on to chapters that cover specialist areas, allowing you to deepen your skills in a clinical context. Activities in each chapter introduce you to important concepts and you can test your overall knowledge with practice questions at the end of the text. New, print versions of this textbook come with bonus online study tools on the Got it! Dosage Calculations platform.

Read More

Meet the Authors

Show More Show Less

Vanessa Brotto is a former university lecturer, having led teaching teams in the Bachelor of Nursing degree, the postgraduate Diploma of Critical Care and the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) degrees. She has worked as a clinical nurse specialist in intensive care and post-anaesthetic care units at a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne, as well as in clinical education for many years. Vanessa was a nurse academic for 17 years and has a passion for using diverse teaching methods and making the classroom a fun and engaging learning space. Vanessa won a university teaching award for her approach to teaching large classes and has received a number of university commendations for excellence in teaching.

Kate Rafferty held the position of Clinical Director at Cobden District Health Service for eight years. Kate also has experience teaching in the Certificate IV of Nursing, and coordinating several traineeships in health-affiliated areas across Victoria with South West TAFE. She has worked as a registered nurse in cardiac intensive care in the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children and as a perioperative nurse at St Vincent’s and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals in Melbourne. She has experience in a coordinator’s role at St John of God in Warrnambool and as a unit manager in aged care (high care dementia). Kate has also worked as an educator at Deakin University. She has a strong interest in making health education vibrant and memorable.

  • Updated end-of-book practice questions
  • Updated with NEW medication charts, including the national residential medication chart
  • Updated with NEW medication labels
  • Updated descriptions of how to divide decimals and converting decimals to fractions
  • Important national concepts/initiatives such as ‘Risk Management’ and ‘Quality Use of Medicines’ are introduced in terms of their application to performing dosage calculations
  • The text covers both the formula method and the proportions method, using basic maths and ratio principles to solve dosage calculations. This supports students who struggle with formulae and who might wish to try a different approach
  • The text also incorporates specialist area chapters of paediatrics, aged care, midwifery, critical care, high dependency and oncology. These chapters allow students to practise calculations commonly found in these areas, giving a clinical basis for their learning
  • Chapter 14 contains answers to in-text activities
  • Worked examples, clinical case studies and activities demonstrate to students how to work out key calculations vital to safe and accurate medication administration
  • Formula boxes guide students through the correct mathematical processes and provide ready reference in the front and back covers
  • Solutions manual available for instructors, along with a test bank and PowerPoint slides
  • Full-colour real medication labels and real medication charts, syringe diagrams and equipment photos all combine to give students a visual reference to the material they will encounter in clinical practice
  • Safety boxes highlight important safety tips and procedures, including the ‘Ten steps for safe use of a medication' chart to ensure an overall systematic process for calculating doses and establishing which medicines are due/available to administer to a client

Table of Contents

Show More Show Less
Part 1 - Fundamental skills
1 Basic mathematics
2 Units of measurement
3 Medication charts
4 Using quality and risk management principles in dosage calculations
5 General dosage calculations
6 Infusion calculations

Part 2 - Skills deepening
7 Paediatric calculations
8 Aged care calculations
9 Midwifery calculations
10 Mental health calculations
11 Critical care and high dependency dosage calculations
12 Oncology calculations

Part 3 - Skills practice
Practice questions

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Clinical Dosage Calculations PowerPoint Slides


Clinical Dosage Calculations Instructor Solutions Manual


Instructor Website for Brotto's Clinical Dosage Calculations

Your #1 resource for your course. This tailored collection of teaching tools includes downloadable PowerPoint lecture slides, artwork from the text, and Test Bank (in Word) with customisable questions for quizzes and assessments. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at cengage.com.au/instructors for Australia or cengage.co.nz/instructors for New Zealand.

Clinical Dosage Calculations Test Bank


Clinical Dosage Calculations Art Work


Clinical Dosage Calculations Brief Mapping Grid


Got It! Dosage Calculations, 6-term Instant Access

Have your students got it? Got it! Dosage Calculations is an online revision platform that enables students to practice and check their understanding of the key concepts. Ranging from basic arithmetic to more complex calculations of medications, this digital study tool is fun and easy to use. New, print versions of Clinical Dosage Calculations, 3e come with bonus access to Got it! Dosage Calculations.

Cognero Test Bank for Brotto's Clinical Dosage Calculations, 6-term Instant Access

A bank of questions has been developed in conjunction with the text for creating quizzes, tests and exams for your students. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want using Cognero. Cognero test generator is a flexible online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favourite test questions.

Compare Buying Options

Show More Show Less

Pricing Options

Clinical Dosage Calculations

  • ISBN-10: 0170423697
  • ISBN-13: 9780170423694

Price USD$ 45.00


*Purchase not available for this country