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Medical Math

This course is designed to provide a review of basic mathematic skills related to dosage calculations, a thorough knowledge of the systems of measurement and conversion, and application skills to perform dosage calculations.

 

Medical Math

  • Basic Math: Decimals, percentages, fractions, ratio and proportion.
  • Basic Statistics
  • Basic Geometry: Perimeter, area, volume
  • Graphs and Tables
  • Common Conversions
  • Medical Life Skills, including:
    • Rights of Patients
    • Measurement Units - length, volume & weight
      • Metric weight, volume, length, Apothecaries Measures, Household Measures, Metric to Apothecary Conversion, Metric to Household Conversion, Approximate Equivalents Among Systems, HOSA Medical Math Conversion Chart
      • Term Abbreviations, Roman Numerals
    • Percents, Ratios and Proportions for Medical Math
      • Percents Strengths of Mixtures
      • Ratios
      • Ratio Strengths
      • Proportions
    • Abbreviations - Physicians Orders and Prescriptions
      • General Abbreviations
      • Drug Administration
      • Frequency of Administration
      • Other Abbreviation Information
    • Temperature (Fahrenheit and Celsius)
    • Working with Clocks and Time, especially “military” time
    • Common Medical Conversions
    • Intake and output
    • Drug Orders
    • Drug Labels
    • Desired Dosage Calculations
    • Dosage Calculations
      • Metric Conversions
      • Dosage Calculations - Oral
      • Dosage Calculations - Injectables
    • Flow (Drip) Rate
      • Based on volume of fluids to be injected over time
      • Based on medication to be administered on a specific dosage to be infused per minute
      • Based on medication to be administered on a specific dosage per kilogram of body weight per minute
      • Calculate IV rates - time remaining




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