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Online Drug Calculations

Critical Care Training Center offers Drug Calculation Online Course for those willing to calculate with more confidence. The course is designed to help effectively, accurately and safely calculate dosages of medications.

Absolute advantages
of the course include:

  • Complete online course to be taken around your busy schedule
  • Step-by-step approach to basic math, calculation and administration of drug dosages and drop rates
  • Certification upon completion
  • The latest techniques and devices for administering drugs, including oral, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous and other routes
  • Huge bank of practice problems to test yourself

Course Fee

$199

Course
Overview

What is a Medical Assistant?
Critical Care Training Center offers Drug Calculation Online Course for those willing to calculate with more confidence. The course is designed to help effectively, accurately and safely calculate dosages of medications. It includes reading, interpreting and solving calculation problems encountered in the preparation of medication. Our team at Critical Care Training Center very carefully designed techniques, which will make learning and applying dosage calculations— even reviewing basic math principles – fun and easy! The course will teach linear ratio and proportion, fractional ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, and the formula method and will build the skills that assure patient safety and prevent medication errors.

This course involves measurements within the decimals, fractions and metric systems. Learners will review basic math skills and learn systems of measurement. They will also learn Dimensional Analysis for calculating dosages of oral, powdered and parenteral medications, pediatric and adult weight-based medication and intravenous medications. Course materials are available through the power points, examples and practices. There are no due dates and times that will be enforced, but all materials needed to complete the course are available the first day of class and learners are encouraged to complete assignments early.

Drug Calculations 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.

Course Benefits

  • Demonstrate competency in basic arithmetic function, including the four drug calculation methods (ratio and proportion, fractional equation, formula, and dimensional analysis)
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of calculations used in specialty areas such as critical care, pediatrics, oncology, PICU, NICU, coronary care, and neurologic care
  • Modules include overview, objectives, example problems, practice problems, and quizzes
  • Interactive self-assessment activities incorporated throughout the course to allow you to apply your knowledge in context
  • Covers the latest drug administration techniques and devices with detailed explanations of the various ways to administering drugs, including oral, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous and other routes

Course Contents

Following topics will be covered throughout the course:

  • Basic Math
  • Principles of Medication Administration
  • Methods of Calculation
  • Oral and Enteral Medication Administration
  • Parenteral Medication Administration
  • Insulin
  • Intravenous Fusion
  • Alternate Forms of Medications
  • Critical Care Calculations
  • Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care
  • Oncology Calculations
  • Labor and Delivery Calculations

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