Poison is in everything, and nothing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
Drug treatments given to patients in hospital are becoming increasingly complex. Sometimes, these treatment regimes involve potent and, at times, new and novel drugs. Many of these drugs are toxic or possibly fatal if administered incorrectly or in overdose. It is therefore very important to be able to carry out drug calculations correctly so as not to put the patient at risk.
In current nursing practice, the need to calculate drug dosages is not uncommon. These calculations have to be performed competently and accurately, so as not to put not only the nurse but, more importantly, the patient at risk. This book aims to provide an aid to the basics of mathematics and drug calculations. It is intended to be of use to nurses of all grades and specialities, and to be a handy reference for use on the ward.