NUR107 Dosage Calculations

This course reviews the fundamental mathematical concepts used in drug dosage calculations. This course prepares the entry level practical nurse with a realistic approach for preparing dosages and solutions, including calculating intravenous flow rates and pediatric dosages. Topics include Roman numerals, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportions, word problems, metrics, household and apothecary systems of measurement, equivalents, abbreviations, conversions, oral meds, parenteral meds, intravenous rates, and pediatric dosage calculations. This is a calculations class, not a foundational math course.  Upon successful course completion, students will be able to apply basic mathematical concepts to calculate accurate dosage calculations.

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours: 
1.00
Catalog Code: 
NUR107