lpn math


3May 25, '08 by Daytonitemath for medication administration involves up to the prealgebra level or 8th grade math. you need to be able to do ratios and work with fractions (add, subtract, multiple and divide them). you also need to know measurements; that 1 cup = 8 ounces, etc.
there is a post on this thread that has links for help with medication calculation:
 http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/nurs...ad264395.html  the nursing math thread (in the general nursing student discussion forum)  see post #3

1May 25, '08 by asoonernursemy favorite 1000year old turtle is quite correct.
if you are in california, you won't be worrying so much about iv, but you will cover it (it really depends on the school and instructor.)
mostly, you will be using this formula (or a variation thereof):
d
 x v = with d: dosage ordered, h: dosage on hand and v: volume.
h
you might look at this site to play around a bit:
http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/default.html
or here for the "box" method of calculations
http://home.sc.rr.com/nurdosagecal/
best regards,
michael
Quote from daytonitemath for medication administration involves up to the prealgebra level or 8th grade math. you need to be able to do ratios and work with fractions (add, subtract, multiple and divide them). you also need to know measurements; that 1 cup = 8 ounces, etc.
there is a post on this thread that has links for help with medication calculation: http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/nurs...ad264395.html  the nursing math thread (in the general nursing student discussion forum)  see post #3
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