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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

AHLT-135 Dosage & Solution Calculations

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092; Math placement test recommendation of MATH-130 or higher, or completion of MATH-118, MATH-120 or MATH-123 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; for pre-Nursing students: course must be completed before applying to the Nursing program, but no more than 2 years prior to application.
This course reflects the importance that the real world places on critical thinking and problem solving. It will introduce the beginning health science student to the procedures and steps used to calculate drug dosages in basic clinical applications. The course will focus primarily on the calculation of dosages by the oral and parenteral routes. A step-by-step procedure for calculation of actual medication problems will be used.

Course Outcomes
1. Complete computation with whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percents 2. Convert approximate equivalents between metric, apothecary and household systems of measurement 3. Solve linear equations using alternative algorithms such as graphing, in/out tables, etc. 4. Use a formula method to calculate drug dosages and IV flowrates 5. Use a ration and proportion method to calculate drug dosages 6. Create a table of graphic presentation of quantities