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Med safe: A step-by-step calculations guide and assessment

CPD Hours



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Practice fundamentals


This module provides a series of medication questions, the steps to calculating the correct answer and an opportunity to practice each one. It uses the National Inpatient Medication Charts (NIMC) (adults and paediatrics) as the basis for learning.

This module is designed to support nurses and midwives in refreshing their knowledge of medication calculations.

There are a total of 15 questions in this module. You have two attempts to get each question correct. The pass mark is 100%.

National Standard
This module is consistent with the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, Standard Four: Medication Safety.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Competently calculate tablet and capsule medication calculations.
  • Competently calculate mixtures and solutions.
  • Competently calculate paediatric weight based medications.
  • Competently calculate intravenous infusions.

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