Pharmacy Calculations

Hours: 180 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,095.00

Course Overview:

Pharmacy Calculations provides a clear consistent format with a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. It covers the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. This course focuses on enhancing the learning experience of students at all levels by making content clinically applicable. Concepts relating to critical thinking, logical thinking, and process are presented throughout. Practice problems have been added throughout this course to give the students a better understanding of principles related to drug dosages.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend ratios, proportions, percentages, fractions, and decimals
  • Identify the metric system and apothecary system as units of measurement
  • Identify the steps to interpret a physician's orders and read a drug label
  • Comprehend guidelines for medication administration safety
  • Identify the steps to calculate for various dosages and for differing ages

Course Outline:

Pharmacy Calculations Module 1
Math Review
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Ratio
  • Proportion
  • Percentages
Pharmacy Calculations Module 2
Units of Measurement
  • Metric System
  • Apothecary and Household Systems
  • Converting Within and Between Systems
Pharmacy Calculations Module 3
Preparation for Calculation of Drug Dosages
  • Safety in Medication Administration
  • Interpretation of the Physician’s Orders
  • How to Read a Drug Label
  • Dimensional Analysis and the Calculation of Drug Dosages
Pharmacy Calculations Module 4
Calculation of Drug Dosages
  • Calculation of Oral Medications
  • Parenteral Dosages
  • Reconstitution and Dosages Measured in Units
Pharmacy Calculations Module 5
Calculation of Drug Dosages
  • Intravenous Flow Rates
  • Critical Care Intravenous Flow Rates
  • Pediatric Dosages
  • Obstetric Dosages
Pharmacy Calculations Module 6
Drug Administration Considerations
  • Automated Medication Dispensing Systems
  • Administration of Medications to the Elderly
  • Home Care Considerations

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **