Goals and Objectives

Goal: 1.
Provide quality, theory based instructional modules to educators and students for utilization in multiple healthcare courses.

Goal: 2.
Allow educators to expand capacities to provide cost effective instruction to students utilizing technology and alternate pedagogies.

Goal: 3.
Evaluate effectiveness of Modules.

Goal: 4.
Identify direct and indirect cost reductions and potential savings as a result of course redesign.

Goal: 5.
Provide for sustainability of Dosage Calculation Module beyond project period.

RX success Objectives for submodules

SUBMODULES

Math Review Module- Jean Montgomery

• Solve basic math problems
• Multiple decimals

Conversion Problems - Jean Montgomery

• Identify the metric system common measures and their abbreviations.
• Convert metric weights and volumes within the metric system.
• Identify the apothecary and household measures and their abbreviations.
• Recognize several measures in apothecary and household systems to convert to metric measures.
• Identify conversion between lbs to kg.

Dosage Problems - Richard R. Espinosa

• Calculate simple dosages in oral form.
• Calculate dosage problems in parental form
• Calculate dosage problems using weight

Reconstitution Problems-E. Greenberg

• Define Reconstitution.
• Calculate solutions from powdered drugs using drug literature or inserts.
• Calculate simple dosages from reconstituted drugs.

Beginning IV Therapy and Flow Rate Problems-Elizabeth Bodman

• Identify different types of IV fluid bags.
• Identify the abbreviations used for IV fluid orders.
• Define function of drip chambers, roller, and slide clamps.
• Identify the calibrations in gtts/ml on IV administration sets.

Intermediate IV Therapy and Flow Rate Problems-Jean Montgomery

• Define the difference between the manual pump and electronic pump.
• Calculate flow rates in gtts/min and ml/hr.
• Calculate flow rate based on time.

Advanced Multiple Factor IV Problems-Jean Montgomery

• Calculate flow rates in gtts/min and ml/hr based on dosage per body weight.
• Calculate flow rate for a specific drug ordered.
• Calculate dosages using mg/kg and mcg/kg.

Specific Dosage Calculation Rules- Amie Bedgood

• Given the adult dose of a drug, calculate the proper dose for a child using the following methods:
• Nomogram Method (Using a Child's Body Surface Area)
• Friend's Rule (Using the Child's Age in Months)
• Young's Rule (Using the Child's Age in Years)
• Clark's Rule (Child's Weight in Pounds)
• Parkland's Formula
• Given the recommended dose of a drug, calculate the proper dose for a patient.

Alligations - Jason Sparks

• Given the strengths of two substances, calculate the proportion of each to be combined to form a mixture of a desired intermediate strength.
• Calculate the amount of diluent which must be added to a given amount of higher strength preparation to make a desired lower strength.

Review dosage module (Reviewing all areas) - Elizabeth Bodman
-Review of all dosage problems