fellow LPN student here
if u have seen my other posts about clinicals, u will see that I am a little worry wart. This is pitiful we are on Christmas break and the only thing I can think of is school...lol. The next thing on my list thats coming up is pharmacology.
Now, I really SUCK when it comes to math. I was wondering if anyone can offer any tips or resources for brushing up on my math skills I will need for pharmacology. I would hate to make it this far with flying colors only to flunk Pharm and end up recycling (which is not an option because the waiting list is about 2 years long for those reentering the program!). I know we start pharm sometime in January and would like to know what to expect. thanks in advance!
Congrats for coming this far. I just graduated myself, and know its tuff. I too stressed all the way. I have a little help for you w/ the math. A good friend of mine could not get it for anything, until I convinced her to use my method (this after several instructors gave us several versions for figuring dosage.....talk about confusion). If you can just remember : D
---- x V =dose
This means: "desired" (whats ordered), over what you "have" available, times "volume" (which is per ? mg, ml, etc)
It was our experience that whatever the problem, this method always worked. I take it you are only in Pharm 1? It gets a little more complicated in Pharm 2 and 3. (we had all 3 where I went) Practice w/ this, I hope you understand better. Please let me know if I helped. If I can help any further, you are welcome
to email me. Good Luck, I am sure you can do it.
Last edit by nolefan001 on Jan 3, '05