Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have co-produced this clinical calculations course (1 cr). The course consists of 24 clinical cases with a case video, interactive tutoring per case and self-assessment per case.
NOTE! Completion of the course will not give a qualification for drug administration. Qualification is always licensed by the law (e.g. A certified/authorised nurse).
The course covers the mathematics behind clinical calculations to the extent necessary for a nurse. The course is intended for new nursing students or nurses who want to revise their existing skills. The course focuses on minimising fears/uncertainty related to calculations and it highlights systematic self-assessment.
A key part of this course is self-assessment of learning: Students are provided with information of their progress in relation to the overall objectives of the course. In addition, the student can get personalised recommendations on the materials that he or she might need to study for optimum progression.
Calculation of the amount of an active ingredient in a specific period of time, example drug pain patch
Calculation of the dose and the sufficiency of the tablets during a business trip, example drug, Marevan®
Calculating the dose by the patient's weight in kilograms, example drug premedication given intramuscularly before a surgery
Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a dose and the length of the course, example antibiotic treatment
Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient the patient has received; a glucose solution as an example
Calculating the sufficiency of medicine, the sufficiency of the cartridge of an insulin pen as an example
Calculating the amount of an active ingredient and dose by weight, adrenalin as an example
Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a cream, cortisone cream as an example
Calculating the flow rate of an infusion in fluid therapy, postoperative fluid therapy as an example
Calculating the dose by body weight, counting the strength of a diluted solution and the IV flow rate of an infusion, example drug Dopamine Hydrochloride
Calculating the dose and the amount of medicine by the patient's weight and calculating the infusion rate, example drug Tambocor®
Calculation of a dose and the flow rate of a diluted solution, example drug Voltaren®
Calculating the amount of glucose, flow rate and time of an infusion by the patient's weight, a newborn infant's low blood glucose level as an example
Bonus: Counting the amount of carbohydrates and the injectable insulin dose for a diabetic
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Finland) provides bachelor level work-oriented degrees in health care, engineering and business. All instructors in our courses are certificated lecturers in Finland, holding at least a master degree in course domain.
Producer of this course, Harri Ketamo Ph.D., is an EdTech innovator, specialised in Cognitive Psychology of Learning, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence.