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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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