Basic Medical Math
The Incredible Medical School
Alfred Ricks Jr., M.D.
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Basic Medical Math gives you a foundation for everyday calculations in the clinical use of medications. The book begins with an introduction for fractions, decimals, percentages, and conversions. Acid base is explained as well as logarithms. Learn equivalents and milliequivalents. Osmotic pressure and calculations are explained. Learn percentage and ratio calculations. Several basic medication calculations are presented. Calcium mg and milliequivalents comparisons are explained. The differences in calcium chloride and calcium gluconate are covered. The relationship between micrograms and milligrams. The next time someone asks about potassium dosage in milligram or potassium dosage in milliequivalents you will know the difference. If you are in healthcare, this book will not replace your medical math textbook or reference, but it will give you a foundation that would take much longer to find in the those large textbooks.