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|Discipline and Nbr:
SKILLS FOR ADMIN OF MEDS||
Skills for Medication Administration
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||2.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||2.00||Lab Scheduled||1.00||1 min.||Lab Scheduled||17.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 122.50||
Instruction in advanced arithmetic skills designed for Health Science students. Prepares students for success in medication administration through advanced skills development of operations with fractions, decimals, and percents. Teaches students to convert between metric, household, and apothecary systems, using proportion, equation, and formula methods. Introduces and develops advanced skills in calculating drug dosages in preparation for safe administration of medications in the health field.
Completion of CSKLS 371 or higher (V1) OR Qualifying Test Score in Math
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Instruction in calculating drug dosages utilizing metric, household and apothecary systems. Designed for Health Science students.
Prerequisites:Completion of CSKLS 371 or higher (V1) OR Qualifying Test Score in Math
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Compute advanced operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication,
and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals;
2. Solve complex word problems involving multiple operations;
3. Convert metric, household, and apothecary formulas;
4. Use various methods to solve basic pharmacology problems;
5. Calculate drug dosages for oral and parenteral administration.
Topics and Scope
1. Advanced skills development of operations:
d. Division of
1) Whole numbers
2. Conversions as applied to Health Sciences:
3. Health science problems using various methods:
d. Dimensional analysis
4. Measurement systems and their application in basic pharmacology
problems, conversions within and between systems:
d. Significant figures
5. Simple and complex drug dosage calculations for safe administration:
c. Pediatric--weight and body surface area
6. Standard abbreviations and conventions of drugs:
d. Reconstitution of powdered drugs
1. Approximately 13 to 20 homework assignments.
2. Two mid-term exams.
3. Computer-assisted learning and other lab assignments.
4. Comprehensive final exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 10%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
75 - 85%
|Mid-term and final exams||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 5%
|Lecture and lab participation.||
MATH FOR MEDS: DOSAGES AND SOLUTIONS, 8th edition, Anna Curren and
Laurie Munday, W. I. Publications, 2000
DOSAGE CALCULATIONS MADE INCREDIBLY EASY, 2nd edition, Lillian S. Brunner,
Springhouse Pub. Co., 2001
DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS FOR MEDS, 2nd edition, Anna Curren, Thomson Learning,