COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND
Health 1060 - Dosage Calculations for Medication Administration
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to meet the needs for any current or potential practitioner of nursing whose responsibilities include the safe administration of medications to clients within diverse clinical settings. A working knowledge of dosage calculations is necessary within any given medication system today. Information related to systems of measurements and conversions within these systems will be presented. This course will help the health care professional to calculate dosages accurately and with increased confidence and decreased math anxiety. This will ensure the safe administration of medications which is a primary responsibility of nurses.
By the end of this course, the student will:
TEXT: Pickar, Gloria D. & Abernethy, Amy P.,
Calculations, 8th edition, New York: Thomson Delmar Learning,
QUIZZES, EXAMS AND GRADING:
= 91 - 100
B = 81 - 90
C = 75 - 80
D = 70 - 74
F = 0 - 69
HOMEWORK: Homework is assigned weekly but is not a calculated component of a student's grade. Completion of homework promotes success and generally reflects a student's grade. Homework is practice and promotes fluency. Fluency is what you strive for with dosage calculations. Students are encouraged to do more than the posted assignments and there are plenty of practice problems in the textbook.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: Academic cheating, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty are serious offenses. Cheating will result in dismissal from this class. Nursing is a noble and honorable profession. If the temptation to cheat overcomes you, please consider the patients you may someday serve.
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Last Updated: 6/15/20