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# BASIC DRUG CALCULATION CALCULATIONS

nursingschoolofsuccessImage: nursingschoolofsuccessIdentify the unit/form (tablet,capsule,mL) of the drug to be calculated. Place the unit/form to one side of the equal sign (=). This is your desired unit/form.Determine the known dose and unit/form from the drug label that matches the unit/form of the desired dosage. Place this on the other side of the equal sign.Continue with additional fractions using a multiplication operation between each fraction until all but that one unit you want is eliminated.Multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators.Solve for x (the unknown).
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PDF fileDrug Calculations 1 volumeof stock Stock Strength Strength Required volume required = × Example 4: Intravenous Infusion This example illustrates how to calculate how much fluid a patient receives. • A patient is receiving 100mL/h of a solution for 1.5 hours. How much fluid are they receiving? Rough answer? If the patient gets 100mL in an hour they
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The three general methods for the calculation of drug dosages are the (1) basic formula (BF), (2) ratio and proportion/fractional equation (RP/FE), and (3) dimensional analysis (DA). These methods are used to calculate most enteral and parenteral drug dosages.
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The equation for infusion rate calculation is dose stated in prescription (milligrams per hour) times volume in syringe (in millilitres) divided by the amount in the syringe (in milligrams) equals the infusion rate (millilitres per hour), or: Dose (mg/hr) x volume in syringe (ml) / Amount in syringe (mg) = Infusion rate. Type C calculations
Drug Dosage Calculations | How-to-guide + Quiz | KnowledgeDose
Drug Dosage Calculation Formulas. To calculate the number of tablets, use the following formula: Strength required / Stock strength = Number of tablet(s) required. Or another way this drug dosage formula can be expressed is: What you want / What you’ve got = Number of tablet(s) required. To calculate the volume dose for liquid medicine, use this formula: (Strength required / Stock strength) ×
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PDF fileThis lesson is designed to help you learn the basics of drug calculations. Objective 1: At the end of this lesson you will be able to accurately convert within the metric system between kilograms, grams, milligrams, and micrograms. Objective 2: At the end of this lesson the learner will be able to accurately convert patient weightFile Size: 545KBPage Count: 10
The nurse's quick guide to I.V. drug calculations
Doing The MathBasic CalculationsCalculations in Mcg/MinuteCalculations in units/hourPrecisely!Follow these four steps to easily calculate your patient's accurate drug dosage. 1. Find out what's in your I.V. bottle (drug concentration or number of mL of fluid). 2. Determine in which units your drug is measured (units/hour, mg/hour, or mcg/kg/minute). 3. Know the patient's weight in kg if your calculation is weight based. 4. Use the universal formula below and then divide your final answer by the patient's weight in kg to arrive at mcg/kg/minute. Example: Dopamine is infusing. The bottle states dopamine 80See more on journals