Written by a V E T E R I N A R I A N who is also a M A T H E M A T I C I A N. This book is G O L D.
P E R F E C T F O R pre-vet students, vet students, vet tech students, vet techs, vet nurses and vets.
Adopted as part of S C H O O L C U R R I C U L A. It is perfect for both veterinary and veterinary technician programs for teaching in depth, step-by-step, medical calculations and covering a wide range of topics. If your school does not carry this book yet, ask them -> "why on earth not?" ;).
2 0 C H A P T E R S: Algebra Review, Weight and Mass Conversion, Volume Conversion, Temperature Conversion, Heart and Respiratory Rates, Drug Dosage, Solutions and Dilutions, Maintenance Fluid Rate, Dehydration Fluid Rate, Ongoing Losses Fluid Rate, Total Fluid Rate, Drip Rate, Constant Rate Infusion, mEq, Energy Requirements, Dry Matter, Manual White Blood Cell Count, Manual Platelet Count, Packed Cell Volume and Blood Transfusion & Urine Output.
4 0 0 + P R A C T I C E S P R O B L E M S with detailed step-by-step solutions.
1 1 T A B L E S: Unit Conversion Factors, Estimated Normal Parameters, Route and Frequency Abbreviations, Fluid rate - Maintenance and fluid deficit (dehydration), (i) Fluid deficit corrected evenly over 24 hours, (ii) Fluid deficit corrected evenly over 12 hours, (iii) half of the fluid deficit corrected over the first 6 hours and the remaining half over the next 18 hours, Estimated IV Potassium Supplementation Guideline, Urine Output, Energy Requirements & Constant Rate Infusion.
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The author does a great job providing in depth explanations so that you understand what you’re doing as opposed to just memorizing formulas. Bonus points for the plethora of practice questions!"
About the author
Danelia de Kock, DVM, BS Math
Danelia de Kock is a doctor of veterinary medicine and a mathematician. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Arizona State University. She is also a co-founder of Vetpocket, a company that creates tools and educational material for the veterinary field.
Dr. de Kock was born and raised in South Africa. She has also lived in Zimbabwe, Canada, the US and Saint Kitts. She currently lives in the US with her husband and two children.
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W E I G H T A N D M A S S C O N V E R S I O N
V O L U M E C O N V E R S I O N
T E M P E R A T U R E C O N V E R S I O N
H E A R T A N D R E S P I R A T O R Y R A T E S
D R U G D O S A G E
S O L U T I O N S A N D D I L U T I O N S
M A I N T E N A N C E F L U I D R A T E
D E H Y D R A T I O N F L U I D R A T E
O N G O I N G F L U I D R A T E
T O T A L F L U I D R A T E
D R I P R A T E
C O N S T A N T R A T E I N F U S I O N
M E Q
E N E R G Y R E Q U I R E M E N T S
D R Y M A T T E R
M A N U A L W H I T E B L O O D C E L L C O U N T
M A N U A L P L A T E L E T C O U N T
P A C K E D C E L L V O L U M E A N D B L O O D T R A N S F U S I O N
U R I N E O U T P U T
Unit Conversion Factors
Estimated Normal Parameters
Route and Frequency Abbreviations
Fluid rate - maintenance and fluid deficit (dehydration)
(i) Fluid deficit corrected evenly over 24 hours
(ii) Fluid deficit corrected evenly over 12 hours
(iii) half of the fluid deficit corrected over the first 6 hours and the remaining half over the next 18 hours
Estimated IV Potassium Supplementation Guideline
Constant Rate Infusion
Chapter 6 Sample
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