Pharmacology

Paragraphs 2-1 through 2-34.

After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

2-1.

Compute medication dosages by the ratio and

proportion method.

2-2.

Convert from one unit to another, using the metric

system, apothecary system, and houshold

measurements.

2-3.

Compute medication dosages for tablets, pills, and

capsules.

2-4.

Compute oral medication dosages for prepared

strength liquids.

2-5.

Compute dosages for parenteral medications.

2-6.

Compute dosages for medications manufactured in

standardized units.

2-7.

Compute medication dosages based on body

weight.

2-8.

Compute continuous intravenous infusion rates.

2-9.

Compute intravenous infusion rates for medication.

2-10. Given a medication label, identify the following

information: generic name, trade name, strength of

the medication, special storage considerations, and

expiration date.

2-11. Given a physician's order for medication

administration and the concentration of a drug

solution, suspension, or dosage form, calculate the

volume of the solution, suspension, tablet, or

capsule to be given.

After completing the assignment, complete the exercises

at the end of this lesson.

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