Goals and Objectives
Provide quality, theory based instructional modules to educators and students for utilization in multiple healthcare courses.
Allow educators to expand capacities to provide cost effective instruction to students utilizing technology and alternate pedagogies.
Evaluate effectiveness of Modules.
Identify direct and indirect cost reductions and potential savings as a result of course redesign.
Provide for sustainability of Dosage Calculation Module beyond project period.
RX success Objectives for 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