**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