Training Manual - Pharmaceutical Calculations (146 Pages)
Lesson 1 - Pharmaceutical Calculations I
Section I. Review of Basic Mathematics
Fractions
Common Denominators
Lowest Terms
Types of Fractions
Changing an Improper Fraction to a Mixed Number
Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions
Adding Fractions
Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying Fractions
Dividing Fractions
Decimals
Converting a Fraction to a Decimal
Multiplying a Decimal by a Number That Is a Multiple of 10
Dividing Decimals by Multiples of 10
Adding Decimals
Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Basic Algebraic Principles
Section II. Temperature Conversions
Formula
Algebraic Principles Involved
Sample Problems
Section III. Prescription Interpretation
Metric Line
Roman Numerals
Values of Single Numerals
Values of Combined Numerals
Section IV. Ratio and Proportion
Definitions
Conditions Which Must Be Met
Section V. The Metric System
Values of Prefixes in the Metric System
Basic Units of the Metric System
Using Conversions in Problems
Conversions Within the Metric System
General Rules
Section VI. Common Systems of Measure
Weight: Avoirdupois System
Volume: Apothecary System
Section VII. Reduction and Enlargement of Formulas
Ratio and Proportion Method
Conversion Factor Method
Exercises
Solutions
Lesson 2 - Pharmaceutical Calculations II
Section I. Specific Gravity
Definition
Specific Gravity Triangle
Section II. Percentage Preparations
Types of Percent
Methods for Solving Percentage Problems
Section III. Dilution of Stock Preparations
Formulas
Example Problems
Section IV. Alligation
Procedure for Finding Proportions
Alligation Problems
Formulating the Equation Using the Matrix
Exercises
Solutions
Lesson 3 - Pharmaceutical Calculations III
What is a Dose?
Problems Using Manufacturer's Recommended Dose
Problems Using Label Strength
Formulas Involving 'Adult Dose'
Exercises
Solutions
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