Often, paediatric medications can be complex and full of a number of calculations just for one medication and, with special legislative requirements nurses a review of the standard processes is paramount.
In this session, Brooke will begin with the basics of medication calculations before moving onto the more complex paediatric medications involving dose calculations using weight, syrup-based medications and IV medication calculations. You will be able to work on some examples and practice questions as you go too so be prepared for an interactive session and a chance to perfect your math skills.
Towards the end, you will have the opportunity to work through a case study and bring all of what you have learned into a practical application of paediatric medication calculations.
In this video learning activity, you will:
- Revise basic medication calculations;
- Develop confidence with calculating a paediatric medication dose based on the child’s weight;
- Learn how to calculate syrup-based medications with ease; and,
- Explore how to prepare paediatric IV medications confidently
This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.