SRJC Course Outlines

9/19/2019 12:43:24 PMPHARM 153 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHARM 153Title:  DOSAGE CALCULATIONS  
Full Title:  Dosage Calculations
Last Reviewed:2/22/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Calculation of the correct oral and parenteral dosages of drugs using information from prescriptions or medications orders.  Accurate interpretation of the correct amount of ingredients for the compounding of pharmaceutical products from a prescription or medications order.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of PHARM 102


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Calculation of the correct oral and parenteral dosages of drugs using information from prescriptions or medications orders.  Accurate interpretation of the correct amount of ingredients for the compounding of pharmaceutical products from a prescription or medications order.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PHARM 102
Recommended:
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Utilize proper medical notations.
2.  Interpret and compare informational data on drug labels.
3.  Properly interpret drug order and correctly fill prescriptions.
4.  Demonstrate working knowledge in computational pharmacy mathematics.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.   Read and write proper medical notation on the drug order.
2.   Identify information found on drug labels, incuding form, dosage, frequency, and route of administration.
3.   Calculate the oral dosages of drugs, both solid and liquid forms, using ratio-proportion and formula.
4.   Employ critical thinking skills to recognize a "reasonable dose."
5.   Calculate the parenteral dosages of drugs using ratio-proportion and formula.
6.   Reconstitute and label medications supplied in dry or concentrated form.
7.   Differentiate between various directions and select the correct direction for reconstitution.
8.   Calculate the percentage strength and the ratio of concentration.
9.   Calculate standard pediatric dosages.
10. Calculate concentrations and dilutions using volume/volume (V/V), weight/weight (W/W), weight/volume (W/V), and volume/weight (V/W).
11. Calculate dosages using milli-equivalents.
12. Calculate intravenous solution flow rate for electronic and manual infusion systems.
13. Calculate intravenous solution volume and infusion time.

Topics and Scope
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I. Medical notation
    A. Standard common medical abbreviations
    B. Notation specifying dosage, route, and frequency of medication
    C. Medication orders
II. Drug labels
    A. Brand and generic names
    B. Strengths
    C. Forms
    D. Total volume
    E. Directions for mixing
    F. Route of administration
    G. Manufacturer name and lot number
    H. Expiration date
III. Oral dosage of drugs
    A. Conversions of units of measurement to the same system and same size units
    B. Reasonable amounts
    C. Ratio-proportion drug dosage
    D. 10% maximum, variance
    E. Tablets, capsules, and liquids
IV. Parenteral dosage of drugs
    A. Conversion of units of measurement to the same system and same size units
    B. Reasonable amounts
    C. Ratio-proportion drug dosage
    D. Reconstitution directions
    E. Insulin measurements and syringes
    F. Types and sizes of syringes
    G. Dosage expressed as ratio or percent
V. Pediatric dosages
    A. Young's Rule
    B. Clark's Rule
    C. Fried's Rule
    D. Body Weight Method
    E. BSA Method
    F. Alternate BSA [Body Surface Area] Method
    G. Combination drugs calculation
    H. Safe dosages
VI. Concentrations and dilutions
    A. V/V [volume/volume]
    B. W/W [weight/weight]
    C. W/V [weight/volume]
    D. V/W [volume/weight]
VII. Millequivalents
    A. Calculating millequivalents
    B. Calculations using milliequivalents
VIII. Intravenous Calculations
    A. Components
    B. Milliliters per hour
    C. Drop factor/calibration
    D. IV flow rates in gtt/min
    E. Flow rate for off-schedule intravenous infusion
    F. Small volume IVPB [intravenous piggyback]

Assignments:
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1. Perform dosage calculations (10-15 per week).
2. Pharmacology Written Project Report (4 parts).
3. Answer questions at the end of each chapter (1 - 2 pages per week).
4. Reading of one chapter per week (approximately 20-25 pages) in addition to instructor handouts.
5. Six quizzes, one midterm and one final.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Pharmacology Written Project Report (4 parts)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Weekly dosage calculation scenarios and chapter questions
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes, midterm and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Calculation of Drug Dosages, Ogden, Sheila J., 10th edition,  Mosby, 2015
Instructor prepared material.

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