Pharmacology help

  1. i am currently a nursing student. the problem with me and my whole class is that the teacher teaching this course dosen't know what they are doing. we can do the math homework and know what we are doing, but when the tests come, it is something completely different (and we have to follow the schools rounding rules, not what is the norm).:angryfire
    so my question is, is there any websites where I can go and practice math calculations?
    I appreaciate any help I can get.
    shannan
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  3. by   1Tulip
    Quote from desmondmarie23
    i am currently a nursing student. the problem with me and my whole class is that the teacher teaching this course dosen't know what they are doing. we can do the math homework and know what we are doing, but when the tests come, it is something completely different (and we have to follow the schools rounding rules, not what is the norm).:angryfire
    so my question is, is there any websites where I can go and practice math calculations?
    I appreaciate any help I can get.
    shannan
    Hmmmm...
    I would think learning Pharmacology (you know... drugs and what they do) would be more important than how you round off the product of a series of multiplications.

    BUT... unless they've made up some kind of "New Math" that exists only in a parallel universe, you ought to be able to do it. You'll probably find a lot better ways to figure doses in the future. (I did. When I got finished with organic chemistry, I realised most of the math worked great for pharmacology.)

    Bottom line: You're a student and you gotta do what the instructors tell you. Learn their silly formulas and use them until you find something better.
  4. by   desmondmarie23
    Quote from 1Tulip
    Hmmmm...
    I would think learning Pharmacology (you know... drugs and what they do) would be more important than how you round off the product of a series of multiplications.

    BUT... unless they've made up some kind of "New Math" that exists only in a parallel universe, you ought to be able to do it. You'll probably find a lot better ways to figure doses in the future. (I did. When I got finished with organic chemistry, I realised most of the math worked great for pharmacology.)

    Bottom line: You're a student and you gotta do what the instructors tell you. Learn their silly formulas and use them until you find something better.
    I agree with you. I am just wondering if there are sites on the web with additional math problems for those of us? I am trying to do as much as I can to learn this subject
  5. by   Daytonite
    hi, shannan!

    here are some links to check out that already have some med calculation sites posted on them. i've also added some links that i don't think have been posted to the first three threads i've listed.

    https://allnurses.com/forums/f205/do...ons-88867.html
    https://allnurses.com/forums/f205/ph...lp-140434.html
    https://allnurses.com/forums/1797036-post6.html

    http://sphs.spusd.net/groves/gcunit02_dimanal1.doc - time problems and dimensional analysis. a worksheet with how the answers are worked out shown at the end. nice easy presentation. here is a practice worksheet from the same site, but it has no answer key. http://sphs.spusd.net/groves/gcun01_dimanal2.doc

    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://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.campus.nvc.cc.ca.us/adnor...h_practice.htm - a 13 question drug calculation test from napa valley college aa degree nursing program with the answers explained at the end.

    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!
  6. by   desmondmarie23
    Thank you do much!!!!!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate this!!!!:spin:

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