# SRJC Course Outlines

 11/29/2023 7:09:05 AM CSKLS 100 Course Outline as of Spring 2009 Changed Course CATALOG INFORMATION Discipline and Nbr:  CSKLS 100 Title:  SKILLS FOR ADMIN OF MEDS Full Title:  Skills for Medication Administration Last Reviewed:4/8/2013

 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 5 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

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00 Total Student Learning Hours: 122.50

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
Formerly:  CSKL 100

Catalog Description:
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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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of CSKLS 371 or CSKLS 368B or higher; or Qualifying Test Score in Math

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Instruction in calculating drug dosages utilizing metric, household and apothecary systems.  Designed for Health Science students.

Prerequisites:Completion of CSKLS 371 or CSKLS 368B or higher; or Qualifying Test Score in Math
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

 Associate Degree: Effective: Inactive: Area: CSU GE: Transfer Area Effective: Inactive: IGETC: Transfer Area Effective: Inactive: CSU Transfer: Effective: Inactive: UC Transfer: Effective: Inactive: C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable

COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
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;
6. Identify medication errors in a case study or in situational word problems and respond with a solution.

Topics and Scope
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1. Advanced skills development of operations
b. Subtraction
c. Multiplication
d. Division of
1) Whole numbers
2) Fractions
3) Decimals
4) Measurements
2. Conversions as applied to Health Sciences
a. Fractions
b. Decimals
c. Percents
d. Metric
e. Household
f. Apothecary
3. Health science problems using various methods
a. Ratio-proportion
b. Equations
c. Formulas
d. Dimensional analysis
4. Measurement systems and their application in basic pharmacology
problems and conversions within and between systems
a. Household
b. Metric
c. Apothecary
5. Simple and complex drug dosage calculations for safe administration
a. Oral
b. Parenteral
c. Pediatric--weight and body surface area
6. Standard abbreviations and conventions of drugs
a. Labels
b. Orders
c. Records
d. Reconstitution of powdered drugs
7. Typical errors involving dosage calculations
a. computational errors
b. dosage errors
c. safety assessment errors
d. errors in selection of devices used to administer medication

Assignments:
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1.  Approximately 13 to 20 homework assignments
2.  Two exams
3.  Computer-assisted learning and/or other lab assignments
4.  Comprehensive final exam
5.  Written responses to case studies and situational word problems containing medication errors