Dosage Calculations...is it just me??

  1. So far my Dosage Calculations (book you self-learn) has been really easy. Does it get hard at some point? What are the trickiest dosage calculations for you? So far I can do everything by solving for x...god bless the x and basic algebra! Of course we are only a month into the class (this is part of my nursing fundementals). I got straight A's in math (through college algebra, and stats). I had to work hard...but loved it. I learned a LOT of basic concepts in pre-req college math because I had wonderful teachers. In high school I did awful because of the opposite.

    So, in your opinion...for those of you who feel pretty confident with your math skills...how was the Dosage Calculations part of nursing school for you?

    ~J
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   AmyLiz
    So far, I think it's pretty darn easy!

    Our school has a separate "Nursing Math" course that is required. In it you learn stuff like dosage calculations and conversions...so far it isn't too bad.
  4. by   All_Smiles_RN
    It was all pretty straight forward to me until we got to OB. Then the calculations got kinda tricky.
  5. by   Imafloat
    I didn't have a hard time with it either. There was one type of problem that required 3 or so conversions that I solved my own way and got the right answer.
  6. by   Spatialized
    The only time I realy have to stop and think is when dealing with IV titration and drip rates. Y'know, x mg/kg/min, 15gtt, dropper, 100ml w/fluid, what's your rate and time to drain bag. Things like that. If you just sit and work it through it's not too bad. Thankfully we don't need calculus....

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