School of Nursing & Midwifery
Flinders University
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Basic drug calculations
About this study aid

The ability to do accurate and quick drug calculations is an essential skill for nurses and midwives, yet many students and practitioners are unsure of their mathematical abilities.
This study aid is for beginners and covers the fundamentals of the metric system and calculating medication doses. It is not a substitute for academic instruction but provides you with an easy-to-access area to assess your skills, learn the essentials and practise simple calculations.

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Metric system
Metric basics >
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Metric conversion >

Calculating doses
Mixtures & solutions
IV rates: mls/hour (& minute)
IV rates: drops per minute
IV rates: time remaining


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