LPN program starts in 4 months!

  1. I'am literally counting the days to my class! I'am very anxious but nervous! I don't know what I should start doing to prepare myself for the class. Start reading A&P or to develop my math skills? :smackingf
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  3. by   caliber
    Wow, I can't believe its more than 3 months I made that post. Now its less 3 weeks till class and im still nervous!!Time just passes by doesn't it? LOL
    Last edit by caliber on Aug 30, '07
  4. by   rizza
    Quote from caliber
    Wow, I can't believe its more than 3 months I made that post. Now its less 3 weeks till class and im still nervous!!Time just passes by doesn't it? LOL
    I would freshen up on your A&P because math was a sore subject for me and in nursing school it was not bad at all. Just now your conversions and basic algerbra. Good Luck through your journey!
  5. by   umpalumpa14588
    4 days until my program starts. I have to retake A & P, and just took a math review course last week that they offered.
  6. by   Sirena922
    How do you study conversions? I don't know any of them, how do I get this information?
  7. by   rizza
    Quote from Sirena922
    How do you study conversions? I don't know any of them, how do I get this information?
    Its like, The Dr ordered 1000mg of tylenol PO qid. The pharmacy gave you 1 gram tablets how many would you give? The answer would be 1gm. Or if a questions stated Dr. ordered 500mg of tylenol bid how many tablets would you need for 24hr if the pharmacy gave you 1gm tablets. The answer would be one tablet because 500mg is 1/2 a gram.
    You can look up online probably medical math and you will get some practice questions. My class used Dosage calculations by G Picker. Its a really helpful book. Good Luck
  8. by   Sirena922
    Rizza, thanks, but don't you have to know how to conversions such as mg to g? thats what I mean about how to study them, I dont know how to convert. Is there anything out there with the conversion table?
  9. by   rizza
    Quote from Sirena922
    Rizza, thanks, but don't you have to know how to conversions such as mg to g? thats what I mean about how to study them, I dont know how to convert. Is there anything out there with the conversion table?
    Ok heres an example 550.mg is = to .550gm. Or 1500.mg is = to 1.5gm. IF your going from a smaller # to a larger one you move the decimal point 3 places to the left, if your going from larger to smaller you move the decimal point to the right.

    Or you need to give 500mg and you have a 1gm tablet.

    1gm = 1000mg so
    500/1000 = 1/2tablet.

    You need to memorize the values of kilograms, Grams, milligrams, micrograms,
    Liters, millilitter,cc's,
    tsp, tbsp, ounce,
    Kg, lb,
    and the infamous grain!

    Good luck!

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