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Pharmaceutical Calculations

Training Manual - Pharmaceutical Calculations (146 Pages)

Lesson 1 - Pharmaceutical Calculations I

Section I. Review of Basic Mathematics
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
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
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
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

Lesson 2 - Pharmaceutical Calculations II

Section I. Specific Gravity
Specific Gravity Triangle

Section II. Percentage Preparations
Types of Percent
Methods for Solving Percentage Problems

Section III. Dilution of Stock Preparations
Example Problems

Section IV. Alligation
Procedure for Finding Proportions
Alligation Problems
Formulating the Equation Using the Matrix

Lesson 3 - Pharmaceutical Calculations III

What is a Dose?
Problems Using Manufacturer's Recommended Dose
Problems Using Label Strength
Formulas Involving 'Adult Dose'

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