Medical Math for Healthcare Professionals

Medical Math for Healthcare Professionals

Course Expiration Date: 2/28/2022

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course reviews basic arithmetic functions with fractions and decimals and then teaches how to calculate basic medical math including converting within the metric system, medication dosages, converting pounds to kilograms for pediatric dosages and converting Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature.  IV drug calculations are also included.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed nurses and any other interested healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Perform basic math calculations for fractions and decimals.
  • Perform metric conversions.
  • Perform basic drug calculations with 100% accurately.
  • Nurses must perform IV drug calculations with 100% accurately.

Length of Course: minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 nursing continuing professional development hour.

Other: This educational offering provides  0.1 CEU ( 1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-tests, 100% on the Drug Dosage Calculation test, nurses must also score 100%on the IV Drug Dosage Calculations test, and everyone must complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-tests and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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