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Dosage Calculation - Workbook & Digital Companion

Dosage Calculation - Workbook & Digital Companion

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The workbook and digital companion course was purpose-built to help you and ALL students—whether you are a math whiz or not—master the calculations you must know to pass nursing exams, the NCLEX, and practice safe nursing. We provide 3 methods to solve each kind of problem, which helps you master the calculations in the easiest and fastest way possible for YOU. The digital companion course also includes video-based examples so you can review every step. Dosage Calculation is vital for your success, so we were as thorough as possible so you can get truly comfortable with solving these problems.

The digital companion course includes

  • 1-year access
  • 11 Online Chapters
  • A library of ad-free practice videos
  • Digital access to full solutions for each problem
  • The option to submit your answers for each problem in an interactive, instant-feedback format

The Dosage Calculation Workbook & Digital Companion Course provides the most complete, flexible approach available to help you master dosage calculation. It is built to help you learn YOUR way.  

The workbook & digital companion course combine written instructions, practice problems, video instruction, step-by-step practice problem explanations, and reference materials. This mix of resources was built knowing that every learner is unique! Whether you are a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a kinesthetic learner, this resource is for you. 

Dosage calculation is a critical part of nursing school. With that in mind, we included three different methods for solving each kind of problem where applicable. This means you can get comfortable mastering this must-learn topic no matter your preferred method! Many programs require a 100% or near-perfect score on dosage calculation tests; we know this subject is critical to passing nursing school. 

The workbook starts with the most basic calculations and builds up to more complex dosage calculations, including specialty chapters for different fields like pediatrics, maternity, and critical care. This will help you confidently tackle your dosage calculation tests and clinical practice. 

We've included many example problems throughout the workbook to help you learn and feel confident in your ability to solve a wide variety of dosage calculation problems that could be thrown your way on exams. The digital companion course also includes full solutions to every practice problem in the workbook to ensure you never get stuck.  

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Dosage Calculation - Workbook & Digital Companion Topics

Units of Measure and Conversions

  • Overview of Units of Measure
  • Converting within Metric
  • Converting within Household
  • Converting Between Metric & Household
  • Converting Between Fahrenheit & Celsius
  • Converting Between Military & Standard Time

Abbreviations, Prescriptions, and Drug Label Components

  • Abbreviations
  • Prescription Components
  • Order Components
  • Drug Label Components

Oral Medications

  • Tablets and Capsules
  • Liquid Medications

Injectable Medications

  • Injectable Medications


  • Reading & Filling Syringes
  • Mixing Insulins
  • Correctional Coverage
  • Fixed & Correctional Coverage
  • Nutritional Coverage
  • Nutritional & Correctional Coverage

Concentration, Reconstitution, and Dilution

  • Definition of Terms
  • Reconstitution
  • Dilution
  • Reconstitution & Dilution

Intravenous therapy

  • Delivering IV Fluids Using a Pump
  • Delivering IV Fluids Using Gravity
  • Weight-based IV Infusions

Intake & Output

  • Calculating Intake & Output
  • IV Fluid & Medication Intake

Pediatric Dosage Calculation

  • Review of Conversion Factors
  • Converting Pounds/Ounces to Kilograms
  • Calculating Dosage Based on Body Weight
  • Calculating Safe Dosage Ranges
  • Calculating Maintenance Fluids
  • Calculating Intake & Output
  • Strength of Feeds

Maternity Dosage Calculation

  • Oxytocin
  • Magnesium
  • Calculating Blood Loss Following Delivery

Critical Care Dosage Calculation

  • Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pumps
  • Medication Titration
  • Heparin Titration
  • Insulin Titration
  • Calculating Dosage Based on Body Surface Area (BSA)
  • Rule of Nines and Parkland Formula

Dosage Calculation - Workbook & Digital Companion