Help!!!

  1. Does anyone have any suggestions or web sites I can go to that will simply help with math for Peds medications, drip rates, etc. I an a nursing student with one more semester to go after this one, It has not been easy. I really need help with drug calculations. I have been shown 20 different ways to do them and it is confusing me even more. Thank you! From a desperate nursing student!
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site! I moved your post to the Nursing Student Assistance Forum for more responses. Good luck.
  4. by   Daytonite
    hi, ascal!

    i picked out all the web links i have that said anything about having any pediatric or iv problems on them as well as one med calc tutorial site from the university of san francisco school of nursing. try not to do all these problems in one night!

    please join the other student nurses at these forums on allnurses:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f205/ - nursing student assistance forums
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/ - the general nursing student discussion forum
    if you have trouble with any one or two particular problems please post them in a thread on one of the above sites and you will get help solving them.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f205/any...ml#post1595589 - list of sites for pediatric problems only

    http://www.maagnursing.com/medcal/index.php - this is a medication calculation tutorial. you do not have to login or register to do this tutorial! just click here where it tells you to click here and you are in the program! the left side of the screen has the outline of the course so you always know where you are in the program, or you can skip to a part you particularly want to focus on. there are quizzes at the end of the various sections. this is from the university of san francisco school of nursing.

    http://pharmcal.tripod.com/ch4.htm#areadose - this is an online pediatric drug calculator. just pick the dosage formula you wish to use, input the information asked, click the "calculate" button and you will be given the correct answer.

    http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/mathindex2.html - basic tutorial on getting started with pharmacology math. at the bottom of this home page is a drop down box where you link into any of the following subjects: common conversion factors/equivalencies, common abbreviations, ratio and proportion, iv problems, titration problems, and pediatric pharmacology math.
    http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/default.html -- the start page of this pharmacology math tutorial presented by the nursing department at the san antonio college. by clicking on the "go figure" button you can access quizzes on basic med calculations, iv, pediatric and ob med calculations. the quizzes all have answers. follow the directions.
    http://www.accd.edu/sac/nursing/math/pedsmath.html - pediatric medication math tutorial

    http://www.delmar.edu/nsci/jartman/1406-peds.htm - help with pediatric dosages using fried's and clark's rule. there are 8 practice problems listed here with answers from the chemistry department of del mar college in corpus christi, tx.

    http://www.tpub.com/content/medical/...0669-c_250.htm - help with pediatric dosages using young's and clark's rules.

    http://www.lww.com/promos1/karch/images/05-karch.pdf - calculating pediatric dosages start on page 6. includes fried's, clark's, young's, and surface area rules.

    http://www.pharmacyexam.com/news/calculation.pdf - this site has conversion tables, listings of dosage calculation formulas for pediatrics, determining meq's, tpn calculations, and 30 practice dosage calculations with answers fully explained.

    http://www.geocities.com/nyerrn/rx/acls.htm - a massive list of links to information about medications from emergency room rn. includes ob/gyn, pediatrics, cpr and acls drugs to name a few plus many other specific conditions as well.

    http://www.csufresno.edu/nursingstud...c/formulas.htm - a page of formulas for calculating medication problems from the fresno state nursing club. includes formulas for ratio and proportion, iv drips rates and a drip rate short cut method.

    http://teach.lanecc.edu/nursing2/info/dosagecomp.pdf -- found this when surfing the internet on dosage calculations. it's a 20 question pharmacology math test from lane community college. it has questions on both oral meds (tablets and liquids) as well as iv drip rates. it shows how the answers to every question is worked out at the end of the test!

    http://connection.lww.com/products/m...dfs/pt0002.pdf - 90 iv rate calculation problems! and here are the answers to all 90 http://connection.lww.com/products/m...dfs/ak0002.pdf fully worked out and shown to you by both dimensional analysis and ratio methods!

    http://home.sc.rr.com/nurdosagecal/ - med calc for nurses from central carolina technical college. explanations and quizzes (with answers) on the following subjects: measurements, conversions, oral dosages, parenteral dosages, iv flow rates, dose by weight, iv push meds, critical care iv's and tube feeding.

    http://www.geocities.com/heartland/v...v/clcltns.html - a quiz of 8 iv calculation questions with pictures and answers. the answers show you exactly how to set up the equations to solve the problems.

    http://www-isu.indstate.edu/mary/tutorial.htm - from the indiana state university a "basics" page on medication math with explanations on how to do a number of different types of medications problems (including iv problems), conversions and dimensional analysis with links to lots of practice quizzes.

    http://go.dbcc.edu/hhps/nursing/nur_...c_nur1213.html - a wonderful site for practice problems with answers on iv calculations from daytona beach community college nursing department. just click on the links provided and knock yourself out!

    http://go.dbcc.edu/hhps/nursing/medi...culations.html - from daytona beach community college nursing department. this is the home page that links into the above. all kinds of nursing math worksheets of calculation problems with answers for tablets, ivs, peds and ob meds

    http://www.testandcalc.com/quiz/index.asp -- this is the section of www.testandcalc.com that you can access for free. it contains four quizzes on metric conversions, tablet dosage calculations, fluid dosage calculations, and iv drop rate calculations. this is a site sponsored by australian nurses, but the tests are still usable. the solution to each question is revealed when you click on the "show me the solution" button. there is also a short "help" section within each test area that is a short tutorial about the subject. each test also includes an online calculator.

    http://www.oaklandcc.edu/nursing/doc...l2practice.pdf - 20 question medication calculation test with answers at the end. from oakland community college.

    welcome to allnurses!

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