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Drug Calculations Guide

Updated: Nov 19, 2017

    Drug Calculations Guide

    Drugs calculations can seem an incredibly daunting prospect for many, so SMNET has put together this little guide to help you along the way when it comes to the dreaded maths!

    The most important principles to follow are:

    Use a formula. For tablets, capsules, liquids and injections, use this formula: “What you want, over what you’ve got, times what it’s in”
    Get your drug calculation re-checked if you’re unsure and always get a complex calculation checked.

    Checking of calculations should be checked individually – you must not work as a team to try to recalculate. Only when you both have the same answer, do you go ahead and give the drug and if you’re still not sure, in practice, call pharmacy for help!

    Follow your instinct – if the answer seems wrong to you, it possibly is!
    Remember to work in the same units across the whole calculation – convert units of weight…

    Buy the ebook to discover more.


£4.45 Release Date: Nov 15, 2016