ERIC Number: ED153690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Calculating Dosages: A Programed Learner for Student Nurses.
Intended for nursing students, this programed workbook contains learning exercises and study tests on using household, apothecary, and metric systems in calculating medication dosages. The material, organized in six learning units, was designed to help students meet six objectives: correctly interpret and use accepted symbols and abbreviations in the different measuring systems when calculating and recording drugs and solutions; translate units of weight and measure into equivalents in other systems; solve dosage problems involving Roman numerals, decimals, fractions, ratio and proportion, addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication; calculate correct dosages when ordered in one system and available only in another; follow manufacturer's instructions for making powdered drugs into solutions for parental administration; and determine the amount of medication to withdraw from multidose vials to obtain exact dosages. Each learning unit contains a pretest (which, if the student responds correctly, indicates the unit may be skipped) and learning exercises with memorization and self-test sections. When the unit is completed, the student takes the pretest again and does not go on to subsequent units before passing it. Units cover: abbreviations, symbols, and approximate equivalents; determining dosages; using ratio and proportion; adding diluents to powdered medications; and drugs and solutions. (TR)
Descriptors: Abbreviations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Arithmetic, Community Colleges, Drug Therapy, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Measurement, Metric System, Number Systems, Nursing, Nursing Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Walla Walla Community Coll., WA.