Clinical Calculations
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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have coproduced this clinical calculations course (1 cr). The course consists of 24 clinical cases with a case video, interactive tutoring per case and selfassessment 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 selfassessment.
A key part of this course is selfassessment 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.
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Section 1: Welcome  

Lecture 1 
Expected outcome, pedagogical approach and tools
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Lecture 2 
Video content

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Lecture 3 
Tutoring pages

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Lecture 4 
SelfEvaluation

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Section 2: Basic calculations with doses  
Lecture 5 
Calculation of a drug dose with tablets of Ibuprofen ®
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Lecture 6 
Tutoring: Calculation of a drug dose with tablets…

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Lecture 7 
SelfEvaluation: Calculation of a drug dose with tablets…

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Lecture 8  02:32  
Calculation of the amount of an active ingredient in a specific period of time, example drug pain patch 

Lecture 9 
Tutoring: Calculation of the amount of an active ingredient…

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Lecture 10 
SelfEvaluation: Calculation of the amount of an active ingredient…

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Lecture 11 
Counting the dose for a patient, splitting the tablets in half
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Lecture 12 
Tutoring: Counting the dose for a patient…

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Lecture 13 
SelfEvaluation: Counting the dose for a patient…

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Lecture 14 
Weightbased calculation of the dose, overdose as an example 17

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Lecture 15 
Tutoring: Weightbased calculation of the dose…

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Lecture 16 
SelfEvaluation: Weightbased calculation of the dose…

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Lecture 17 
Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient, substitution treatment 18

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Lecture 18 
Tutoring: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient…

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Lecture 19 
SelfEvaluation: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient…

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Section 3: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight, part 1  
Lecture 20  02:06  
Calculation of the dose and the sufficiency of the tablets during a business trip, example drug, Marevan® 

Lecture 21 
Tutoring: Calculation of the dose and the sufficiency of the tablets…

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Lecture 22 
SelfEvaluation: Calculation of the dose and the sufficiency of the tablets…

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Lecture 23  03:06  
Calculating the dose by the patient's weight in kilograms, example drug premedication given intramuscularly before a surgery 

Lecture 24 
Tutoring: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight…

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Lecture 25 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight…

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Lecture 26  02:16  
Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a dose and the length of the course, example antibiotic treatment 

Lecture 27 
Tutoring: Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a dose…

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Lecture 28 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a dose…

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Lecture 29  01:28  
Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient the patient has received; a glucose solution as an example 

Lecture 30 
Tutoring: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient the patient has...

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Lecture 31 
SelfEvaluation: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient...

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Section 4: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight, part 2  
Lecture 32  02:01  
Calculating the sufficiency of medicine, the sufficiency of the cartridge of an insulin pen as an example 

Lecture 33 
Tutoring: Calculating the sufficiency of medicine…

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Lecture 34 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the sufficiency of medicine…

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Lecture 35  02:10  
Calculating the amount of an active ingredient and dose by weight, adrenalin as an example 

Lecture 36 
Tutring: Calculating the amount of an active ingredient…

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Lecture 37 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the amount of an active ingredient…

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Lecture 38  01:48  
Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a cream, cortisone cream as an example 

Lecture 39 
Tutoring: …cortisone cream as an example

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Lecture 40 
SelfEvaluation: …cortisone cream as an example

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Lecture 41 
Counting the amount of the active ingredient, local anaesthetic as an example

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Lecture 42 
Tutoring: …local anaesthetic as an example

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Lecture 43 
SelfEvaluation: : …local anaesthetic as an example

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Lecture 44 
Calculating the dose with liquid medicines, resuscitation as an example

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Lecture 45 
Tutoring: Calculating the dose with liquid medicines…

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Lecture 46 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the dose with liquid medicines…

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Section 5: Flow rate, adding medicine to a solution and diluted solution, part 1  
Lecture 47  02:43  
Calculating the flow rate of an infusion in fluid therapy, postoperative fluid therapy as an example 

Lecture 48 
Tutoring: Calculating the flow rate of an infusion…

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Lecture 49 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the flow rate of an infusion…

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Lecture 50 
Counting the IV flow rate, antibiotic treatment as an example

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Lecture 51 
Tutoring: Counting the IV flow rate…

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Lecture 52 
SelfEvaluation: Counting the IV flow rate…

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Lecture 53 
Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution as an example

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Lecture 54 
Tutoring: Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution…

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SelfEvaluation: Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution…

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Lecture 56  03:27  
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 

Lecture 57 
Tutoring: Calculating the dose by body weight…

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Lecture 58 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the dose by body weight…

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Section 6: Flow rate, adding medicine to a solution and diluted solution, part 2  
Lecture 59  03:35  
Calculating the dose and the amount of medicine by the patient's weight and calculating the infusion rate, example drug Tambocor® 

Lecture 60 
Tutoring: Calculating the dose and the amount of medicine…

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Lecture 61 
SelfEvaluation: Calculating the dose and the amount of medicine…

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Lecture 62  03:01  
Calculation of a dose and the flow rate of a diluted solution, example drug Voltaren® 

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Tutoring: Calculation of a dose and the flow rate of a diluted solution…

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Lecture 64 
SelfEvaluation: Calculation of a dose and the flow rate of a diluted solution…

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Lecture 65  03:07  
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 

Lecture 66 
Tutoring: Calculating the amount of glucose…

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Lecture 67 
SelfValuation: Calculating the amount of glucose…

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Lecture 68 
Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution as an example

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Lecture 69 
Tutoring: …adding medicine to a solution as an example

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Lecture 70 
SelfEvaluation: …adding medicine to a solution as an example

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Section 7: Thank you for taking this course!  
Lecture 71  03:43  
Bonus: Counting the amount of carbohydrates and the injectable insulin dose for a diabetic 

Lecture 72 
Bonus tutoring: Counting the amount of carbohydrates…

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Lecture 73 
Bonus selfevaluation: Counting the amount of carbohydrates…

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Lecture 74 
Check your skill map and revise topics that may need revised

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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Finland) provides bachelor level workoriented 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.
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