NUR_Dosage_Calculation_Self-study_Packet_2013(1) - TEMPLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF NURSING DOSAGE CALCULATION PACKET Juniors Fall 2014 2014 Directions

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF NURSING DOSAGE CALCULATION PACKET Juniors Fall 2014 2014
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Directions for Dosage Calculation Preparation NUR 3789 Introduction The “ Dosage Calculation Study Packet for Juniors 2013 is designed to assist students in preparing for the safe administration of medications in NUR 3689/3789. The study packet provides an opportunity for students to engage in self-evaluation of their basic dosage calculation skills and builds upon those skills in the development of advanced pediatric and IV medication administration skills. Directions Students should carefully review and complete all practice problems in the Pickar* textbook. Students should also complete the Oral/Parenteral/IV Dosages Worksheets included in the packet and the practice tests. The practice tests closely resemble the dosage calculation test that will be given. In addition, it is important to memorize the common abbreviations used when administering medications. Objectives 1. Perform the basic mathematical computations essential for calculating drug dosages. 2. Recognize and recall the basic systems of measurement used to calculate dosages (to include metric and household equivalents). Note: apothecary measurements/conversions will not be tested . 3. Convert between and within systems of measurement. 4. Read and interpret medication orders; including abbreviations and symbols. 5. Calculate oral/parenteral dosages of medications utilizing the equation Desire/Have x Quantity. 6. Compute the amount of drug to be administered per kilogram of body weight. 7. Calculate safe dosage ranges for Pediatric dosages. 8. Differentiate between varying directions for reconstitution and select the most appropriate concentration for the dosage ordered. 9. Perform calculations relevant to intravenous solutions and piggyback medications. Required Textbook *Pickar, Gloria. (2013). Dosage Calculations (9 th ed.). New York: Delmar.ISBN-13:973-1-4180-8047-1 Chapter Content_________ Chapter 10 Oral Dosages of Drugs Chapter 11 Parenteral Dosages of Drugs Chapter 12 Reconstitution of Solutions Chapter 14 Pediatric and Adult Dosages based on Body Weight Chapter 15 Intravenous Solutions and Calculations Chapter 16 (pp. 411-420) Advanced Pediatric Calculations Chapter 17 (pp. 427-432) Advanced Adult IV Calculations (Heparin) Dosage Calculation Competency Policy: The Dosage Calculation Progression Policy has been approved for implementation fall 2010. The policy requires students entering Nursing 3789 to verify competency by achieving a 100% in dosage calculation by taking a ten-point exam. This exam will include oral dosages, parenteral dosages, including more advanced reconstitution problems, pediatric safe dose (mg/kg), and Heparin drips. The exam will be graded immediately and the student will have one opportunity to correct any problems missed within a timeframe defined by the faculty. If 100% is not achieved on the exam, the student must schedule a remediation session with faculty and take the dosage exam for the second time. It must be passed with 100% accuracy. The exam will be graded immediately
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