2MEMORIZE these conversions: 1 oz= 30ml1 tsp= 5ml1 tbsp= 15ml1 Cup=8 oz2.2 lb = 1 kgMetric conversions: 1gm=1000mg, mcg to gm, etc.After fundamentals course- will need to know how to calculate IV drip rates
3Basic Directions Read each question carefully Often there is more than one step to figure out the answerQuestions may have more info than you need to get the answerShow your workDetermine what your goal is, especially to what unit the answer is supposed to be in- i.e. -is it asking for the per dose amount or daily amount, for number of mg or number tablets, etc. in the answer?Look at the answer and see if it makes sense-i.e.-rarely will you be giving someone 80 pills.
4ResourcesRead Potter & Perry, Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th edition, pages 574 to 577.Purchase a dosage calculation book or program for nurses.Go on line, search “medication dosage calculations” for resources on line.Use basic algebra solving equations