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by sucess2012 sucess2012 (New Member) New Member

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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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Adri :) has 5 years experience and works as a LVN.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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CHESCCRP works as a New grad RN.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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prettymica works as a Hospice 3 years, HH 2.5 years, LTC 2.5 years, ER 1.

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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.

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

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