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Medical Dosage Calculations (9th Edition) [Paperback]

June Olsen , Anthony Giangrasso , Dolores Shrimpton , Patricia Dillon
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March 15, 2007 0132384701 978-0132384704 9

Completely revised and updated to include the latest practices and medication, Medical Dosage Calculations, 9/e maintains its user-friendly structure and offers nurses a comprehensive yet accessible drug calculation text and workbook. With over 1,000 practice problems, illustrative examples, critical thinking case studies, and comprehensive self-tests this book gives readers the skills and understanding to master this crucial area of nursing studies.

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Medical Dosage Calculations, 9e



Medical Dosage Calculations pioneered the Dimensional Analysis approach to dosage calculations and has helped generations of students in nursing and allied health programs. Now in its ninth edition, this text/workbook continues to be user friendly, beginning with simple arithmetic and progressing in simple steps to complex drug calculation problems, and promote accurate and safe medication administration.



·        NEW! Student CD-ROM with interactive practice questions, animated solutions and more!

·        NEW! Content on daily fluid maintenance and titrating medications.

·        EXPANDED! Content on heparin and insulin sections.

·        UPDATED JCAHCO recommendations throughout.

·        PORTABLE! Includes a convenient pocket reminder card.

·        Realistic art program! Full-color labels of the newest drugs link mathematics to clinical practice.

·        Over 1000 practice problems! Including illustrative examples, critical thinking case studies, and comprehensive self-tests. Fully detailed solutions are provided.

·        Notes and Alerts throughout the text highlight concepts and principles for safe and accurate medication calculation and administration.

·        Companion Website ( provides additional practice questions, case studies and interactive exercises.


Other Titles of Interest:


Wilson/Shannon/Stang, Prentice Hall Nurse’s Drug Guide

Berman/Snyder/Kozier/Erb, Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th edition

Lemone/Burke, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th edition

About the Author

June Looby Olsen began her nursing career in Burlington, Vermont, at Bishop De Goesbriand Memorial Hospital, where she graduated from its Nursing Program.  She obtained her BS and MS degrees in nursing from St. John’s University, New York.  She was a staff nurse, nurse supervisor and became Head Nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.


Her teaching career began at Staten Island Community College, and she retired as Full Professor Emeritus from the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York.  In addition to this textbook, Professor Olsen has written, “Fundamentals of Nursing Review” and “Dosage Calculation” both published by Springhouse.  She was a recipient of the Mu Epsilon Leadership in Nursing award.


Anthony Giangrasso was born and raised in Maspeth, NY. He attended Rice High School on a scholarship, and in his senior year was named in a city-wide contest by the New York Journal-American newspaper as New York City’s most outstanding high school scholar-athlete. He was also awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Iona College, from which he obtained a BA in mathematics, magna cum laude, with a ranking of sixth in his graduating class.


Anthony began his teaching career as a fifth-grade teacher in Manhattan as a member of the Christian Brothers of Ireland, and taught high school mathematics and physics in Harlem and Newark, NJ. He possesses an MS and PhD from New York University, and has taught at all levels from elementary school through graduate school. He is currently teaching at Adelphi University and LaGuardia Community College, where he was chairman of the mathematics department. He has authored seven college textbooks.


Anthony’s community service has included membership on the Board of Directors of the Polish-American Museum Foundation, Catholic Adoptive Parents Association, and Family Focus Adoptive Services. He was the president of the Italian-American Faculty Association of the City University of New York, and the founding Chairman of the Board of the Italian-American Legal Defense and Higher Education Fund, Inc. He and his wife, Susan, are proud parents of three children. He enjoys tennis, and in 2002 was ranked #1 for his age group in the Eastern Section by the United States Tennis Association.


Dolores M. Shrimpton is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Nursing at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. She has been a nurse for more than 35 years and received a diploma in nursing from the Kings County Hospital Center School of Nursing. She obtained a BS degree from C.W.Post College and an MA degree in nursing administration from New York University. She also has a post-master’s certificate in nursing education from Adelphi University. She is a member of the Upsilon and Mu Upsilon Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau.


Dolores is the immediate past president of the New York State Associate Degree Nursing Council, where she also served as the vice president and member of its Board of Directors. She is the co-chair of the CUNY Nursing Discipline Council and an active member of the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI), D 14 of the New York Nurses Association. She serves on a number of advisory boards of LPN, Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree nursing programs. She is also the project codirector of the New York State Coalition for Nursing Educational Mobility (NYSCNEM).


Dolores has received many awards for her achievements in nursing. She is a recipient of the Presidential Award in Nursing Leadership from NACLI, the Mu Upsilon award for Excellence in Nursing Education and the 2006 Mu Upsilon award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership. Dolores has taught a wide variety of courses in practical nursing, diploma, and associate degree nursing programs. Her area of clinical practice is maternity, with a focus on labor and delivery.


Dolores lives in Brooklyn, NY, and especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Brooke Elizabeth and Paige Dolores, and their parents, Kim and Shawn.




Product Details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 9 edition (March 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132384701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132384704
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! June 30, 2013
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The item arrived in a reasonable amount of time, in perfect condition and was exactly as stated on the web site. Now if I can only manage read & retain the information within the covers..........
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4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT HELP May 31, 2013
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this book helped me in the class and has a lot of examples and step by step. it also comes with a cheat sheet in the back of the book that way you dont have to keep looking through the chapters for the formula which was a great help and time saver
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brand New Book May 16, 2013
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Great book arrived in brand new condition. This book is going to help me prepare for the field of nursing. Is is also a lot cheaper to buy from
Amazon then the college bookstore. I saved over $20.00 buying from Amazon then the community college.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book November 24, 2012
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I wish the school I was in would of used this book for Math. This book has a very easy way to look at Medical Dosage and how to use the formulas. I hate the book our school gave us it was too confusing!!! Actually if it wasn't that I watched a Youtube video would have never found out about this book! Thank you!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Medical Dosage March 25, 2011
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Much cheaper than what you will pay bookstore price. Be aware that there is a 10th edition out however that might be required over 9th edition for some classes.
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1.0 out of 5 stars damaged textbook September 23, 2010
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I purchased a textbook from Textbooksrus. The book came later than promised, by regular mail instead of Fed-ex as promised and came to me with a big rectangle cut out of the front cover instead of new as promised. The hole had been covered on both sides by 2 big Textbooksrus stickers. When I attempted to remove the stickers so I could see the conversion tables in the front cover I discovered the hole. I sent back the book for a new one and was refunded only part of the amount I paid because they said that I didn't send it back in the condition that it came to me. So I'm penalized for the fact they sent me a damaged book instead of a new book. I've left several message, none of which has been returned! I would advise that nothing be purchased through Textbooksrus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars math-yuck May 31, 2010
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I liked this easy step book for learning the critical thinking when learning dosage. The author truly takes the sting out of math.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! April 23, 2010
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This was exactly what I needed! It was very cheap and in very good condition! Thanks!
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