Drug Dosage Calculations - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Drug Dosage Calculations - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Drug Dosage Calculations online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Insufficient skills in drug dose calculations increase the risk of medication errors. Even experienced nurses may struggle with drug dose calculations. Learning flexibility and cost considerations make e-learning interesting as an alternative to classroom teaching.

Most nurses and other clinical staff will often be called upon to administer or supervise the administration of all types of medicines in different forms and strengths. As part of this drug calculations training course, you will learn how to do this safely and efficiently.

Course content

This online Drug Dosage Calculations training course covers the following:

  • Introduction to drug dosage calculations,
  • Why are drug calculations important?
  • Double-checking calculations,
  • Numeracy and drug calculations,
  • S.I. units of measurement,
  • Commonly used abbreviations for drug calculations,
  • Top tips about drug calculations and administration,
  • Converting units of weight and volume,
  • Drug dosage calculations and conversions,
  • Converting drug measurements,
  • Converting units of weight and volume,
  • Standard dosage calculations,
  • Calculating drug concentrations,
  • Worked calculations of drug concentrations,
  • Ratios for drug calculations,
  • Worked out examples of ratios,
  • Calculating oral doses in tablets,
  • Worked calculations of oral doses in tablets,
  • Drugs in liquid form,
  • Worked out examples of drugs in liquid form,
  • Calculating oral doses for children and neonates,
  • Worked calculations of oral doses for children and neonates,
  • Calculating IV drug doses,
  • Worked calculation of IV drug doses,
  • Calculating drip rates for gravity flow infusions,
  • Worked out calculations of drip rates for gravity flow infusions,
  • Calculating infusion rates for infusion devices,
  • Worked calculations of infusion rates for infusion devices,
  • Calculating rates for syringe drivers,
  • Worked examples of calculating rates for syringe drivers,
  • Calculating IV drug doses for children and neonates,
  • Worked calculation of IV drug doses for children and neonates,
  • Summary,
  • Key points to remember,
  • References and resources, and
  • Online course assessment.
  • Comprehensive examples and exercises are included at the end of each lesso

Who is the course for?

This online Drug Dosage Calculations training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Nursery staff
  • Teaching staff
  • Community services.

Course aims

The main aim of this online Drug Dosage Calculations training course is to improve the skills of nurses and other healthcare staff so that they know how to calculate drug dosages accurately and avoid drug errors.

During your career, you will often be called upon to administer or supervise the administration of several types of medicines.

As part of this online Drug Dosage Calculations training course, you will be shown how to do this safely and efficiently. However, the achievement of this aim requires the development of a certain degree of mathematical skill. The required level is not high, but attaining it is necessary to ensure that the safety of patients is not compromised.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Drug Dosage Calculations training course, the learner will:

Understand the need for basic arithmetical skills in drug calculations and demonstrate competency in this area using interactive exercises,
Avoid drug errors by adopting a standardised approach to drug dose calculations, including converting between different SI units,
Ultimately prevent patient injury or harm as a consequence of drug errors, and
Know how to record and report drug dosage errors in practice.

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