In essence, the metric system is the language of pharmacy math. Working knowledge of the topics included in this course is essential to understanding pharmacy calculations.
- Topics include: Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Metric System, and Infusion Flow Rates.
- This course is targeted to any health professional engaged in performing dose preparation or dose administration
- The course provides detailed instructions in a step-by-step manner of how to perform the basic mathematical steps to prepare a dose for administration or to administer a dose already prepared. The course provides background information on fractions, the metric system and the use of proportions.
- Math errors are a significant contributor to medication errors. Understanding the process of arriving at an answer is extremely important for the health care profession to understand, even if they use a tool to arrive at the answer.