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  • 1. University of Miami School ofNursing

2. Medications are given to patients who are hospitalized. As you master the necessary skills, your clinicalinstructor will work with you in giving medications. 3. Learning to Administer Medication You will be learningthe techniques andskills needed to: Correctly calculatemedication dosages Administer medicationsthrough differentroutes such as bymouth, injection, orinhalation 4. Right Medication Right Route Right Time Right Client Right Dosage Right Documentation 5. Medications can beordered by a Physician,Nurse Practitioner, orPhysicians Assistant As a nursingstudent, you willlearn how tocalculate thecorrect dosage 6. What do you have? What do you need? Regular Insulin 100 units/ml Regular Insulin 10 units 7. What do you have? What do you need?Mycostatin 500,000 units 8. What do you have? Ticar 250 mg IM What do you need? 9. What do you have? What do you need?Lanoxin 0.25 mg 10. Purchase Calculating with Confidence, 5th Edition byDeborah Morris, RH 11. Units 1 4 (Chapters 1 20) Review Unit 1 Master Units 2, 3, & 4 12. Basic Math Review 1. Roman Numerals 2. Fractions 3. Decimals 4. Ratio and ProportionReview Unit 15. PercentagesAssignment for Unit 1Take Pre TestReview Areas that you had difficultyTake Post Test 13. Unit 2: Systems of Measurement Unit 3: Methods of Administration and CalculationsMaster Units 2, 3, &4 Unit 4: Oral and Parental Dosage Forms and Insulin Assignment for Units 2, 3, & 4 Read material Practice Examples until comfortable with concepts Complete Practice Examples and Chapter Review 14. Do I have to do every single question? No. You are responsible for understanding the materialCommon Q&A and able to correctly calculate medication dosages. 15. How much time do I need to have to complete the assignment? A lot depends on yourknowledge of basic mathskills. For some of you, thisCommon Q&Aassignment will be easy andyou will only spend severalhours. For those of you whomath has always been achallenge, you made need todevote 2 or 3 hours a weekfor more than a month. 16. Do I have to turn in my work? No. You are responsible for the material.Common Q&A 17. Can I use a calculator? Yes. You will need to have a simple calculator that does not graph, able to store material, or have functions that complete conversions.Common Q&A Some calculators now are so powerful that your professor would not allow a student to use it, so dont go out and buy an expensive calculator. 18. Can I use the calculator on my phone during tests? No. You will need to have a simple calculator that is only aCommon Q&A calculator. 19. Do I have to memorize every conversion listed in the book?Common Q&A You are responsible to know the conversions given in the book.

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