Clinical Calculations

Learn and revise clinical calculations for nurses
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  • Lectures 74
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic mathematical skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understanding that medicines are always prescribed by a certified doctor.
  • Understanding that this course does not give a qualification: A qualification must always be approved by local authorities!
  • Performance of basic clinical calculations
  • Estimate the rationality of the calculations

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for nurse students and professional nurses revising their calculation skills

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome
Expected outcome, pedagogical approach and tools
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Video content
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Tutoring pages
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Self-Evaluation
12 pages
Section 2: Basic calculations with doses
Calculation of a drug dose with tablets of Ibuprofen ®
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02:30
Tutoring: Calculation of a drug dose with tablets…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculation of a drug dose with tablets…
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02:32

Calculation of the amount of an active ingredient in a specific period of time, example drug pain patch

Tutoring: Calculation of the amount of an active ingredient…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculation of the amount of an active ingredient…
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Counting the dose for a patient, splitting the tablets in half
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02:13
Tutoring: Counting the dose for a patient…
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Self-Evaluation: Counting the dose for a patient…
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Weight-based calculation of the dose, overdose as an example 1-7
02:18
Tutoring: Weight-based calculation of the dose…
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Self-Evaluation: Weight-based calculation of the dose…
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Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient, substitution treatment 1-8
02:15
Tutoring: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient…
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Section 3: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight, part 1
02:06

Calculation of the dose and the sufficiency of the tablets during a business trip, example drug, Marevan®

Tutoring: Calculation of the dose and the sufficiency of the tablets…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculation of the dose and the sufficiency of the tablets…
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03:06

Calculating the dose by the patient's weight in kilograms, example drug premedication given intramuscularly before a surgery

Tutoring: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight…
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02:16

Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a dose and the length of the course, example antibiotic treatment

Tutoring: Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a dose…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a dose…
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01:28

Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient the patient has received; a glucose solution as an example

Tutoring: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient the patient has...
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Self-Evaluation: Calculation of the amount of the active ingredient...
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Section 4: Calculating the dose by the patient’s weight, part 2
02:01

Calculating the sufficiency of medicine, the sufficiency of the cartridge of an insulin pen as an example

Tutoring: Calculating the sufficiency of medicine…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the sufficiency of medicine…
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02:10

Calculating the amount of an active ingredient and dose by weight, adrenalin as an example

Tutring: Calculating the amount of an active ingredient…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the amount of an active ingredient…
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01:48

Calculating the amount of the active ingredient in a cream, cortisone cream as an example

Tutoring: …cortisone cream as an example
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Self-Evaluation: …cortisone cream as an example
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Counting the amount of the active ingredient, local anaesthetic as an example
02:02
Tutoring: …local anaesthetic as an example
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Self-Evaluation: : …local anaesthetic as an example
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Calculating the dose with liquid medicines, resuscitation as an example
02:06
Tutoring: Calculating the dose with liquid medicines…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the dose with liquid medicines…
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Section 5: Flow rate, adding medicine to a solution and diluted solution, part 1
02:43

Calculating the flow rate of an infusion in fluid therapy, postoperative fluid therapy as an example

Tutoring: Calculating the flow rate of an infusion…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the flow rate of an infusion…
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Counting the IV flow rate, antibiotic treatment as an example
02:48
Tutoring: Counting the IV flow rate…
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Self-Evaluation: Counting the IV flow rate…
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Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution as an example
03:20
Tutoring: Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution…
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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

Tutoring: Calculating the dose by body weight…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the dose by body weight…
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Section 6: Flow rate, adding medicine to a solution and diluted solution, part 2
03:35

Calculating the dose and the amount of medicine by the patient's weight and calculating the infusion rate, example drug Tambocor®

Tutoring: Calculating the dose and the amount of medicine…
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Self-Evaluation: Calculating the dose and the amount of medicine…
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03:01

Calculation of a dose and the flow rate of a diluted solution, example drug Voltaren®

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

Tutoring: Calculating the amount of glucose…
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Self-Valuation: Calculating the amount of glucose…
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Calculating the dosage, adding medicine to a solution as an example
02:00
Tutoring: …adding medicine to a solution as an example
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Self-Evaluation: …adding medicine to a solution as an example
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Section 7: Thank you for taking this course!
03:43

Bonus: Counting the amount of carbohydrates and the injectable insulin dose for a diabetic

Bonus tutoring: Counting the amount of carbohydrates…
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Bonus self-evaluation: Counting the amount of carbohydrates…
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Check your skill map and revise topics that may need revised
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Instructor Biography

Satakunta UAS & Metropolia UAS, Finnish health care education

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.

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