I had my orientation today which was vague. One thing they did mention was I believe everything besides pharmacology you need at least a 75%. For pnI pharmacology you need a 85% or better and pnII pharmacology a 90% or better! That scares me! Thats probably the area I am worst at! I have been reviewing some a&p here and there from my old med assistant exam review book. I havent gotten to any math review yet. Unfortunately im not sure what Im doin with my job due to the lack of them working with my school schedule, and Im finishing up training at work and of course my boss has been having me coming in ALOT lately and for the next few weeks.Maybe it will help out a lil that Im working in pharmacy at a hospital. I got bumped from my unit clerk position to the pharmacy. Rather have worked more during the summer bc now schools coming up! Are there any good sites to go to to prepare myself? Im not sure what kind of math it will be. I even forgot how to do some of the basics! Thanks!
We work out of this book in Pharm: Amazon.com: Calculation of Drug Dosages: A Work Text, 8e (9780323045889): Sheila J. Ogden RN MSN: Books
This summer we had an orientation class and went over Fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions. So we had all of that out of the way. In Pharm lab we have covered Metric & houshold measurements, apothecary and household measurements, equivalents between apthocary and metric measurements, how to read drug labels, oral dosages, parenteral dosages, iv flow rates, and pediatric dosages.
So basically know:
fractions to decimals
decimal to fractions
fractions to percents
percent to decimal
kg and lbs
How that helps. And please feel free to PM me anytime.
*also i have a bunch of powerpoints and handouts from class i can attempt to email you. Just let me know
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