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Welcome to the Dosages & Calculations Resource Guide
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Need additional help?
If you need additional help before the test, contact the Tutoring Center as Dosages & Calculations tutoring is by appointment only.
The Tutoring Center is located in the Kirtland Community College Library.
Tutoring Center hours are:
Fall, Winter, & Summer Semesters and Breaks
M-F: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday - Grayling
Phone: 989-275-5000 x 246
Email: email@example.com Please allow 24-48 hours for response
Online/Off Campus Access: Check out our FAQ page
General Information from the Kirtland Nursing Department
During your time in the Nursing Program at Kirtland, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency and safety for medication administration in clinicals in the following areas:
- Conversions: metric system for weight & volume (milli-, kilo, centi, micro/gram, liter), pounds/kg.; teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces/milliters; Celsius/Fahrenheit; grains/milligrams
- Tablet dosage calculations
- Fluid dosage calculations
- IV infusion time, IV flow rate, IV drip rate
There are different methods used for drug calculations: formulas, dimensional analysis, ratio-proportion, etc.