Systems of Measurement Conversions Oral Dosages Parenteral Dosages
Intake and Output Critical care IV
IV Flow Rates Dose by Weight Tube Feeding Links
Take a look around by clicking on the topics above to learn more about dosage calculations and see a variety of common medication calculations. Click on the quiz number to take sample quizzes to assess your skills.
This web site is designed for nursing students and any health care providers desiring to learn more about medication calculations and practice a variety of clinical dosage calculations. This site teaches dosage calculations based on Dimensional Analysis.
|Round capsules and drops to Whole Numbers||Parts of capsules and drops cannot be administered|
|Round injectable medications less than 1 mL to Hundredths||Use a Tuberculin syringe which is calibrated in hundredths|
|Round injectable medications more than 1 mL to Tenths||Use a 3cc or larger syringe which is calibrated in tenths|
|Always round at end of problem and not while working the problem||The smaller the number the more decimal places should be carried...hundredths place is a general guideline|
Guidelines for Rounding Critical Care Meds
|Critical care medications are usually administered via pump or controller||If pump can be set to administer meds to the hundredths' place, carry the problem to the thousandths and round to the hundredths|
|The smaller the number the more important it becomes to not round too soon||This is especially true for pediatric patients|
Practice Quizzes (click on quiz you would like to take)
Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 Quiz 4 Quiz 5 Quiz 6 Quiz 7 Quiz 8
Quiz 9 Quiz 10 Quiz 11 Quiz 12 - Intake and Output
This site was first developed by B. Clark, MS, RN and is maintained by Connie Houser, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE Associate Degree Nursing Instructor at Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter, SC. You can view the CCTC College Web Site for more information about programs at: http://www.cctech.edu
Your input is important! If you have suggestions for this site, problems, additional content that would be useful to you, please let us know!
To E-mail Connie: email@example.com
Revised January, 2009.
Nursing Dosage Calculations at http://home.roadrunner.com/~nurdosagecal/ is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.