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Drug Calculation-Numeracy Skills Test for Nurses

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Drug Calculation-Numeracy Skills Test for Nurses online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Drug Calculation-Numeracy Skills Test for Nurses online training module:


1. Basic arithmetic: Questions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to test the nurse's ability to perform calculations accurately and quickly.
2. Unit conversions: the nurse to convert between different units of measurement, such as milligrams to grams, milliliters to liters, or micrograms to milligrams.
3. Dosage calculations: Scenarios that assess the nurse's ability to calculate the correct dosage of a medication based on factors such as patient weight, medication concentration, and prescribed dosage.
4. Infusion rate calculations: Questions that evaluate the nurse's proficiency in calculating the correct infusion rate for intravenous medications, taking into account factors such as drip rate, volume, and time.
5. Dilution calculations: Scenarios that test the nurse's understanding of how to prepare a medication by diluting it to a desired concentration, considering the original concentration and the desired final concentration.
6. Pediatric dosage calculations: Questions that focus on calculating appropriate medication dosages for pediatric patients based on their weight, age, or body surface area.
7. Time and rate calculations: Questions that require the nurse to calculate the duration of a medication supply based on the prescribed dosage and frequency, as well as questions involving rate calculations for medications administered over a specific time frame.
8. Critical thinking scenarios: Complex scenarios that require the nurse to analyze and interpret drug-related information, identify potential errors or risks, and make appropriate calculations to ensure patient safety.

The learning outcomes are.

1. Demonstrating proficiency in basic arithmetic operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
2. Applying unit conversions accurately and efficiently, converting between different units of measurement commonly used in medication administration.
3. Performing dosage calculations correctly, considering factors such as patient weight, medication concentration, and prescribed dosage.
4. Calculating infusion rates accurately, taking into account drip rates, volumes, and time.
5. Understanding and applying dilution calculations to prepare medications at the desired concentration.
6. Demonstrating the ability to calculate appropriate medication dosages for pediatric patients based on weight, age, or body surface area.
7. Mastering time and rate calculations, determining medication supply duration and calculating rates for medications administered over a specific time frame.
8. Developing critical thinking skills to analyze drug-related information, identify potential errors or risks, and make appropriate calculations to ensure patient safety.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Drug Calculation-Numeracy Skills Test for Nurses training module.


If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email contact@trainhealthcare.com.
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

Requirements:
It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.