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Med safe: Medication calculations explained

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Medications calculations are a foundation skill for all nurses and midwives. It is essential that skills in medication calculations are continually reviewed and updated.

This module provides a useful revision of medication calculations. It reinforces medication calculations and uses quiz questions throughout to reinforce learning.

Not everyone will need to do this module, however, for those who wish to revise how to perform medication calculations, this module will be a valuable resource.

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:

  • Calculate tablets and capsules.
  • Calculate mixtures and solutions.
  • Calculate infusions.
  • Calculate weight based medications.

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