Is Drug Dosage(class) hard?

Apr 21, '05I think if your math skills are poor it will be hard. I'm also taking it this summer. I have heard there are two main formulas to learn and as long as you "get it", you will be fine. I'm going to get a tutor if I run into trouble.
Good luck! 
Apr 21, '05I have to take that too this summer. I think I am going to get a dosage calculation for nurses work book to go over this summer to help.

Apr 21, '05We can't sign up for dosage until we are accepted into our program...and once we do it's literally 3 classes. Then we HAVE to take and PASS the dosage test with a 95% or else we are dropped.
It's a little intimidating to say the least
GOOD LUCK! 
Apr 22, '05It's a whole lot like the math you do in Chemistry. The problems are set up like conversion problems. Some of the problems can be somewhat lengthy but if you take it step by step, you'll do just fine.
Quote from JGLPN2BEI have to take Drug Dosage this summer and I have heard terrible horror stories on this class. Has anyone taken it? What kind of math is in it? Maybe I can brush up on something before it starts. What could I go over that would help me in the class. Thanks. :uhoh21: 
Apr 22, '05Im really really bad at math but found that if you learn the steps and practice you will be fine. the biggest hurdle for me was learning the metric system.

Apr 22, '05"Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy" is a good book to review before starting class or makes a great review. It is step by step with rationales. My husband bought me a copy at a local bookstore.
Good luck. 
Apr 22, '05it was the easiest class i ever took. it is all ratio and proporation. if you can multiply and divide on calculator you should be fine. we have to pass a med math test every semester. 100% or fail.

Apr 22, '05I think alot of the fear comes from the pressure of having to pass the calc test every semester or risk being dropped. It's certainly not because the math is hard
You'll be fine! 
Apr 23, '05Uggghhhh..I always sucked @ math :/ but as Kris said it's basic ratio/proportion...took several classmates trying to explain it to me before I 'got it'..but once I did was a breezeeeeee...good luck hun...I know how it feels to be stressed over math

Apr 24, '05I've already taken Drug Dosage and it isn't that hard as long and you get a good understanding right off.

Apr 25, '05Mandy
here is an example of a question that was just on our med test for the semester:
You need to give a patient 8ml of medicine. the mec X comes in a vial marked 2ml in 1 cc. How many cc's of med X would you give the patient??
1cc X cc's
____ = ____
2ml 8ml
now you will cross multiply: 2x=8 X=4 cc's of said med
obviously the numbers won't always be that easy but you get the idea. 
Apr 25, '05Quote from KrisRNwannabeMandy
here is an example of a question that was just on our med test for the semester:
You need to give a patient 8ml of medicine. the mec X comes in a vial marked 2ml in 1 cc. How many cc's of med X would you give the patient??
1cc X cc's
____ = ____
2ml 8ml
now you will cross multiply: 2x=8 X=4 cc's of said med
obviously the numbers won't always be that easy but you get the idea.
HUH?