I Bombed On My Iv Calculations Test!help!!

  1. undefinedi really bombed out on my iv calcualtions eam yesterday. i feel like a dork.. can someone give me some good websites or a good iv calculations book i can use.. i have to get through this course...
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  3. by   RedSox33RN
    I don't have any links, but calm down and don't worry. It's one test. Now that you've seen the test, it will give you a good idea of what the instructor is looking for.

    Is there anyone in your class that may be able to share some notes with you?
  4. by   Born2BAnurse
    well there are some in the class that know what they are doing.. but really dont have the time to help me out. I found out about the test... one day before it was suppose to be given so I didnt have time to really get into the studing like I wanted to...
  5. by   purplemania
    there is a book called "IV's for Dummies", or something like that, but it costs about $35. You might try your school library and copy pages that are pertinent. I bet anxiety just overwhelmed you. Once the light turns on you will find yourself hoping your tests have math in them---only one answer!!
  6. by   purplemania
    forgot to add: www.icufaqs.org
  7. by   KimRN03
    Does your school have any nursing tutors you can see. Once you understand how to set up the calculation, you will be fine. Good luck!
  8. by   gij1
    In school i was so scared of medication tests. The IV for dummies or medication made easy books saved me. You MUST practice, once you do, all will be fairly easy. Good luck.
  9. by   suzy253
    Don't panic...I do freak out when I see math cals on my exams and quizzes. And practice does make perfect.

    Might want to try these websites as well:



    Hope these help. Good luck to you!
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    I haven't even started school yet and I am worried about anything mathematical. I'm hanging on to the websites posted! Thanks!
  11. by   mitchsmom
    I was totally freaking when I had a big drug calculation test earlier this semester, too! I ended up doing well, but I'm rusty now b/c I haven't been keeping up with it.
    Here's another page of drug calc links:
    I went to my local CC and checked out several drug calc books to use their practice problems in since my text really didn't have that many. I needed to do them over and over and over to get the hang of it.
    Good luck! And I agree to ask about tutors, etc. from your advisor. Our pharm teacher held an extra review session for the people who didn't pass it, and will give extra help, etc. if you ask for it.
  12. by   patti101
    Clinical Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis by Gloria Craig...it has helped me through each semesters dosage calculation test...practice.
  13. by   Boe
    Here is a pretty good site where you can take quizzes and get Immediate Feedback.