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Practical Nursing: Introduction to Practical Nursing, Pharmacology Math, and Drug Dosage and Therapy
by:U. S. Army, Mindy J. Allport-Settle
The nation’s nursing shortage continues to have the potential to negatively impact the quality and safety of patient care both in civilian and military medical treatment facilities (MTF). Insufficient Army nursing capacity and in some cases low density specialties can threaten the viability of current and future AMEDD missions. The materials combined in...
The nation’s nursing shortage continues to have the potential to negatively impact the quality and safety of patient care both in civilian and military medical treatment facilities (MTF). Insufficient Army nursing capacity and in some cases low density specialties can threaten the viability of current and future AMEDD missions. The materials combined in this book provide complete, easily understandable, and well-planned learning tools for both military and civilian students. This Field Training Workbook is used as a quick reference manual for supportive care as well as guidance for the total skills competency required of medical personnel. In addition to providing the most concise information for consistent training and efficient learning, this text also provides guidance for diagnostics and self-testing. The United States Army is recognized internationally as the standard for complete, efficient and effective adult education. The Army has a tradition of pioneering training systems that then transition into the corporate civilian sector. This manual has been continuously tested and updated to successfully educate every member of the modern United States Army Medical Department (AMEDD). Included Documents and Features: -Pharmacology Math 1. Basic Math Section I. Basic Arithmetic Section II. Fractions Section III. Decimals Section IV. Percentages Section V. Ratio and Proportion 2. Pharmacology Section I. Ratio and Proportion Operations Section II. Systems of Measurement Section III. Computing Medication Dosages Section IV. Computing Intravenous Infusion Rates Section V. Basic Dose Calculations -Introduction to Practical Nursing 1. The Practical Nurse in the AMEDD Section I. Review of the AMEDD Section II. The Role of the M6 2. The M6 Practical Nurse Course Section I. The Resident Course Section II. The Practical Nurse Preparatory Correspondence Course 3. Duties and Responsibilities of the M6 Practical Nurse Section I. Clinical Duties and Responsibilities of the Practical Nurse Section II. Managerial Duties and Responsibilities of the M6 Practical Nurse -Drug Dosage and Therapy 1. Dosage Calculations Section I. Interpreting Medical Orders Section II. Ratio and Proportion Section III. The Metric System Section IV. The Apothecary System Section V. Conversions Section VI. Percentage Solutions Section VII. Injection Dose Calculations Section VIII. Pediatric Dose Calculations 2. Basic Pharmacology; Antiseptics and Disinfectants; Other Topical Drugs; Gastrointestinal Agents; Respiratory Drugs; Local Anesthetics Section I. Introduction to Pharmacology Section II. Antiseptics and Disinfectants Section III. Other Topical Drugs Section IV. Antacids Section V. Cathartics Section VI. Antidiarrheals Section VII. Respiratory Drugs Section VIII. Local Anesthetics 3. Central Nervous System Drugs Section I. The Central Nervous System Section II. Sedative-Hypnotics Section III. Antipsychotic Tranquilizers and Related Antidepressants Section IV. Narcotic Analgesics Section V. Nonaddictive Analgesics and Antipyretics Section VI. CNS Stimulants 4. Autonomic and Cardiovascular Drugs Section I. The Autonomic Nervous System Section II. Anticholinergic (Parasympatholytic) Drugs Section III. Adrenergic (Sympathomimetic) Drugs Section IV. Vasodilator Drugs Section V. Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy Section VI. Antihistamines Section VII. Other Agents 5. Drugs Used to Prevent and Treat Infection I Section I. Microbiology Section II. Biologicals (Immunizing Agents) Section III. Penicillins and Cephalosporins; Erythromycin Section IV. Tetracyclines 6. Drugs Used to Prevent and Treat Infection II Section I. Aminoglycosides Section II. Sulfonamides Section III. Antifungal Agents Section IV. Antimalarial Drugs Section V. Anthelmintic Drugs Section VI. Other Agents -Exercises to Support Each Section
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