A windows based software package to assist health professionals teaching and learning drug calculations. It includes sophisticated tools for creating tests as well as a fun interface to enhance learning.
University level and standard turorials on the rights of medication administration, basic mathematics revision, metric conversions, calculating body mass index, tablet dosages, fluid dosages, dosages by weight, Intravenous drip rates, and calculating the time of an intravenous infusion to finish.
Access interactive calculators which not only provide the answer but show the solution for any problem you pose. Calculators include: BMI,
Metric Conversions, Tablet, Fluid, Dosage by Weight, IV Flow Rate & Time to Finish.
Tests questions are randomly generated based on real life prescription parameters. A solution is generated for any question which is passed on or found incorrect. There is also a quiz on prescription abbreviations
Here is a one minute tour of some of the features of the Drug Calculations Quiz Club. There is an intuitive user interface, high quality content and the capacity to practice until perfect on any device at any time (as long as you have access to the internet).
Lakeman, R. & Kunst, E. (2016). Medication Administration (pp 247-278) In Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective. Sydney: Cambridge University Press
This chapter will address the competencies needed to administer medication by the most common routes. Medications affect the body in different ways. They have a specific desired (therapeutic) effect, but they can also have unwanted side-effects, and even life-threatening adverse effects and unpredictable interactions with other medications. Nurses therefore need to be familiar with the expected effects of any medication they administer, and recognise and be prepared to address any unexpected adverse effects. The particular forms of medication administration addressed in this chapter are oral, topical, injections, intravenous therapy and blood transfusions. Finally, dealing with adverse events and anaphylaxis is addressed..
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (NZ)
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust
St Georges's University of London
University of Central Oklahoma - Department of Nursing
University of Lincoln - Faculty of health, life and social science (UK)