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Drug calculations in practice Get help

Welcome to the Nursing Times Learning online training course on drug calculations in practice .
It is one of many online courses for nurses available from Nursing Times, the UK's leading independent, peer-reviewed journal for nurses.
It will teach you how to:

  • Explain different units of measurements used for medicine dosages
  • Correctly calculate dosages for medicines in tablet and capsule form
  • Correctly calculate dosages for medicines for the weight of a patient
  • Correctly calculate dosages for medicines in suspension or solution.
  • Correctly calculate the administration rate for continuous IV infusions of medicines and fluids
  • Recognise incorrect dosages of medicines and know how to ensure patient safety

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