This course prepares the student with a practical approach for preparing dosages and solutions, including calculating intravenous flow rates and pediatric dosages. Students will learn dimensional analysis, metric, household and apothecary systems of measurement, equivalents, abbreviations, conversions, oral medications, parenteral medications, intravenous rates, and pediatric dosage calculations. This is a calculations class, not a remedial or basic math course. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to calculate dosages and solutions for safe medication administration.
Co-requisite: NUR 165, PSY 108