Quote from Finallyy
The school I'm going to doesn't allow its students to use calculators for dosage calculations. This scares me.
are dosage calculations possible, and comprehensible without calculators?
Don't student nurses have enough to worry about
....even docs and nurses use calculators where I work. I always check my calculations on calculator twice just to make sure of no errors.
they are not all as easy as one thread's example but very doable w/calculator
Order: Atropine 0.3 mg IM now
Label: Atropine 400 mcg/mL
How many mL would be administered?
Order: Theo-Dur 0.45 g
Label: Theo-Dur 300 mg
How many tablets should be given?
Order: Nitroglycerine gr. 1/150 SL for chest pain
Label reads: Nitroglycerine 0.4 mg tabs
How many tabs would you give?
Order reads: Morphine sulfate gr. 1/8
Label reads: Morphine sulfate 10 mg per mL.
How many mL will you give?
Order: 2000 mL Ringer's Lactate (RL) to run for 16 hours.
Drop factor 10 gtt/mL
Flow rate _____ gtt/min _____ mL/hr
more of this on: http://home.sc.rr.com/nurdosagecal/