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PHRM 83400 - Pharmaceutical Calculations |
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Associated Term:
Fall 2013
Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the role of pharmaceutical calculations in the provision of pharmaceutical care. 2. Perform accurate/error-free pharmaceutical calculations in an organized, clear, and appropriately documented format. 3. Express numerical answers in a clear manner which includes units and appropriate use of zeros with decimal points. 4. Interpret abbreviations and professional nomenclature in prescriptions/drug orders. 5. List the equivalents/conversion factors for the systems of measurement used in pharmacy (i.e., metric, apothecary, avoirdupois, and household). 6. Convert from one unit to another between and within the various systems of measurement used in pharmacy. 7. Calculate quantities of ingredients necessary to reduce or enlarge a pharmaceutical formula. 8. Define and appropriately utilize specific gravity in pharmaceutical calculations. 9. Define and perform pharmaceutical calculations using various expressions of concentration [i.e., percentage (i.e., W/V, V/V, W/W), ratio strength, milligram percent, parts per million] used in pharmacy. 10. Calculate a patient's body surface area (BSA) utilizing a nomogram and/or BSA formula and apply in dose determinations. 11. Calculate ideal body weight (IBW) and estimated creatinine clearance (CrCl) rates and apply in dose determinations. 12. Calculate body mass index (BMI) from a standard formula. 13. Calculate appropriate medication dosages based on patient specific factors. 14. Calculate admixed intravenous (IV) solution quantities/volumes. 15. Calculate intravenous (IV) solution flow rate. 16. Perform the calculations necessary to prepare isotonic compounded solutions. 17. Perform calculations for the preparation and use of stock solutions. 18. Perform calculations for altering product strength by dilution or concentration. 19. Solve problems associated with compounding in contemporary practice. Required Materials: Technical Requirements: |

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