Medical dosage calculations

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Hello I wanted if any one knew of a good medical dosage calculations class possibly online?I live in the Sacramento area. I really need to take this class. Any help is most appreciated

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Nurse Lynette

Nurse Lynette, BSN, RN

Specializes in OB/NICU. Has 15 years experience. 50 Posts

The book "Dimensional Analysis for meds" came with a CD tutorial that taught me how to do dimensional analysis for all med problems. It was a true life saver!

springchick1, ADN, RN

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And as crazy as this sounds, YouTube it! That's what got me through my prereq math class and it is has helped me with dosage calculations as well!

sucess2012

sucess2012

29 Posts

I believe my question is being misunderstood. I need to find a medical calculations class to take preferably online. I have checked the local community college but classes are full. Please help.

CHESCCRP

CHESCCRP

Specializes in Cardiac intermediate care. 71 Posts

I have never heard of a separate dosage calculations course. Mine was integrated into Nursing Pharmacology, and you couldn't take that at my school unless you were in the nursing program.

nurseprnRN

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

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If you have passed algebra, you should not need a separate class to do med calculations. That's precisely why you have algebra as a prerequisite. I've never heard of a separate class either-- it's integrated into the pharm course, if at all.

sucess2012

sucess2012

29 Posts

Well for some private lvn schools that I checked into there pre reqs say pharmacology and medical dosage calculations and they had them as separate classes

nurseprnRN

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

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As part of the nursing curriculum, I can understand that. Not as prerequisites for admission, though.

prettymica

prettymica, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in hospice, HH, LTC, ER,OR. Has 13 years experience. 780 Posts

It all depends on where you live. In Georgia we have separate dosages calculations courses in LPN and RN school. I took it by DVD course in before I started my RN program.

readyforachangenow

readyforachangenow

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My community college has a seperate course its only 2 credit hours. It's for Saturday mornings only.