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Medical dosage calculations


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

Edited by sucess2012

Adri :)

Has 5 years experience.

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!

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!

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.


Specializes in Cardiac intermediate care.

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.

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.

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

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

prettymica, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP

Specializes in hospice, HH, LTC, ER,OR. Has 12 years experience.

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.

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