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Nursing Division PN Dosage Proficiency Exam Study Guide Effective Fall 2010
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PN Dosage Proficiency Exam (DPE) Study Guide Description This study guide is for Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students to assist them in preparing for the PN Dosage Proficiency Exam (DPE). PN and ADN students are required to meet a 95% proficiency on the PN DPE prior to progressing to Nursing Care Management I (NUR 104). Students will have three (3) opportunities to meet the 95% proficiency on the PN DPE. The first opportunity, which is considered a placement test, will be prior to the first class day of Health Calculations I (AHS 126). Students who meet the 95% proficiency on the first attempt place out of AHS 126 and can drop the course. Students not meeting the 95% proficiency must remain in the class. Students not passing Health Calculations I (AHS 126) after three attempts in the course are not eligible to continue in the nursing program. Grades for AHS 126 are good for two years. Students needing assistance with basic mathematical concepts (multiplication, ratio and proportion, long division, etc.) can request tutoring through the Learning Center by calling 574-6409 for an appointment. Students needing assistance with dosage calculation can request tutoring through the Nursing Resource Center (NRC). To schedule an appointment, e-mail Mrs. Turner, Director of the NRC at Deborah.turner@tridenttech.edu . AHS 126 focuses on content in chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Reading and homework assignments follow each objective. Practice is the key to passing the DPE. So, practice as many problems as you can. Textbook and Other Required Materials Buchholz, S (2009). Henke's Med-Math: Dosage calculation, preparation and administration (6th ed) . Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Study Guide for PN Dosage Proficiency Exam ( www.tridenttech.edu/nursing.htm ) Approved Calculators: Texas Instruments TI 1706SV and Office Max OM 96127 Objectives 1. Use abbreviations for the times and routes of drug administration as well as metric, apothecary and household abbreviations and abbreviations for drug preparation. 2. Convert measurements between metric, apothecary and household systems. 3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of drug preparations and equipment to measure doses. 4. Calculate solid and liquid oral medications using one of the following methods: formula method, proportion expressed as two ratios or proportion expressed as two fractions. 5. Calculate liquids for injection using one of the following methods: formula method, proportion expressed as two ratios or proportion expressed as two fractions. 6. Calculate basic IV rates in mL/hr (on IV infusion pumps) and gtt/min with tubing sets. 7.
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