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Training Manual - Pharmaceutical Math for the Practical Nurse (167 Pages)

Pretest

Basic Arithmetic

Fractions

Decimals

Precentages

Ration and Proportion

Lesson 1 - Basic Math

Section I. Basic Arithmetic

Simple Addition

Simple Subtraction

Simple Multiplication

Simple Division

Long Multiplication

Long Division

Section II. Fractions

Parts of Fractions

Kinds of Fractions

Changing Fractions to Lowest Possible Terms

Changing Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers or Whole Numbers

Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplying Two Fractions

Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions

Multiplying Mixed Numbers

Dividing Fractions

Section III. Decimals

Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

Dividing Decimals

Multiplying Decimals

Changing Decimals to Fractions

Changing Fractions to Decimals7

Section IV. Percentages

Changing Percentages to Fractions

Changing Fractions to Percentages

Changing Percentages to Decimals

Changing Decimals to Percentages

Section V. Ratio and Proportion

Changing a Ratio to a Percentage or Decimal

Changing Percentages to Ratios

Changing Decimals to Ratios

Definition - Proportion

Property of Proportions

Exercises

Solutions

Lesson 2 - Pharmacology

Section I. Ratio and Proportion Operations

Cross Multiplying

'X' as the Unknown Factor

Rules for Ratio and Proportion Operations

Setting Up the Proportion

Solving for 'X'

Rounding Off

Section II. Systems of Measurement

Notes

Common Equivalents

Section III. Computing Medication Dosages

Information Required in Every Physician's Medication Order

Five 'Rights' of Medication Administration

Computing Dosages for Tablets, Pills and Capsules

Computing Dosages for Oral Liquid Medications (Prepared-strength Liquids)

Computing Dosage for Parenteral Medications

Modified Proportion Method for Computing Dosages

Section IV. Computing Intravenous Infusion Rates

Information Required on an Order for I.V. Fluids

I.V. Administration Set Calibrations

Objectives of I.V. Therapy

Factors That Influence Volume Determination

Computing Continuous I.V. Infusion Rates

Administration of Medications by IVPB (Intermittent Infusion)

Administration of Medications by Continuous Infusion

Section V. Basic Dose Calculations

Interpreting Information from a Medication Label

Summary of Rounding Rules for Medication Calculations

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