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Basic Math for Nurses: Calculating Oral, Parenteral, and Pediatric Dosages (w/Video)

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Course Introduction Nurses must often make medication dosage calculations for medications that are delivered orally, parenterally through I.V.s and for pediatric patients. In each case, it is critical for the nurse to know and use the appropriate calculation to determine the correct dosage. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Basic Math for Nurses: Calculating Oral, Parenteral, and Pediatric Dosages." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the Content. - Complete the Acknowledgment of Completion. Overview The material is organized around the following categories - Introduction - Calculating Oral Dosages - Calculating Liquid Medications - Calculating Parenteral Dosages - Calculating Pediatric Dosages Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Calculate Dosages for Solid and Liquid Medication Administration. - Calculate Dosages for Injections Based on Volume. - List 5 Key Guidelines for Administering Medications to Pediatric Patients. - Calculate a Pediatric Dosage Using the Ratio and Proportion Method. Purpose/Overall Goal This program demonstrates and describes the various formula used when calculating medication dosages for oral and parenteral delivery, and for pediatric patients.

Course Code: VIDBCSM281C-T
Course Link: http://lms.esionline.us/course/view.php?id=148