Drug Dosage Calculations – Online Training Course – CPDUK Accredited

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Drug Dosage Calculations – Online Training Course – Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Drug Dosage Calculations online training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Insufficient skills in drug dose calculations increase the risk of medication errors. Even experienced nurses may struggle with drug dose calculations. Learning flexibility and cost considerations make e-learning interesting as an alternative to classroom teaching.

Most nurses and other clinical staff will often be called upon to administer or supervise the administration of all types of medicines in different forms and strengths. As part of this drug calculations training course, you will learn how to do this safely and efficiently.

Course content

This online Drug Dosage Calculations training course covers the following:

  • Introduction to drug dosage calculations,
  • Why are drug calculations important?
  • Double-checking calculations,
  • Numeracy and drug calculations,
  • S.I. units of measurement,
  • Commonly used abbreviations for drug calculations,
  • Top tips about drug calculations and administration,
  • Converting units of weight and volume,
  • Drug dosage calculations and conversions,
  • Converting drug measurements,
  • Converting units of weight and volume,
  • Standard dosage calculations,
  • Calculating drug concentrations,
  • Worked calculations of drug concentrations,
  • Ratios for drug calculations,
  • Worked out examples of ratios,
  • Calculating oral doses in tablets,
  • Worked calculations of oral doses in tablets,
  • Drugs in liquid form,
  • Worked out examples of drugs in liquid form,
  • Calculating oral doses for children and neonates,
  • Worked calculations of oral doses for children and neonates,
  • Calculating IV drug doses,
  • Worked calculation of IV drug doses,
  • Calculating drip rates for gravity flow infusions,
  • Worked out calculations of drip rates for gravity flow infusions,
  • Calculating infusion rates for infusion devices,
  • Worked calculations of infusion rates for infusion devices,
  • Calculating rates for syringe drivers,
  • Worked examples of calculating rates for syringe drivers,
  • Calculating IV drug doses for children and neonates,
  • Worked calculation of IV drug doses for children and neonates,
  • Summary,
  • Key points to remember,
  • References and resources, and
  • Online course assessment.
  • Comprehensive examples and exercises are included at the end of each lesso

Who is the course for?

This online Drug Dosage Calculations training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Nursery staff
  • Teaching staff
  • Community services.

Course aims

The main aim of this online Drug Dosage Calculations training course is to improve the skills of nurses and other healthcare staff so that they know how to calculate drug dosages accurately and avoid drug errors.

During your career, you will often be called upon to administer or supervise the administration of several types of medicines.

As part of this online Drug Dosage Calculations training course, you will be shown how to do this safely and efficiently. However, the achievement of this aim requires the development of a certain degree of mathematical skill. The required level is not high, but attaining it is necessary to ensure that the safety of patients is not compromised.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Drug Dosage Calculations training course, the learner will:

Understand the need for basic arithmetical skills in drug calculations and demonstrate competency in this area using interactive exercises,
Avoid drug errors by adopting a standardised approach to drug dose calculations, including converting between different SI units,
Ultimately prevent patient injury or harm as a consequence of drug errors, and
Know how to record and report drug dosage errors in practice.

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Drug Dosage Calculations – Online Training Course – Level 2 - CPDUK Accredited.


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End of course assessment

At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online end of course assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a FREE CPD certificate from their profile page.

Certification

On successful completion of this e-learning course and end of course assessment, the learner may download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate (recognised internationally). Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Course accreditation

The CPD Certification Service accredits all our online training courses and programmes as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.rses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.
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Why choose our accredited e-learning courses and programmes?

The benefits of using our accredited e-learning courses in the workplace include:

  CPDUK accredited e-learning provider
  Ofqual approved training centre (UK qualifications)
  Internationally recognised CPD and Ofqual approved certificates
  Wide range of courses and qualifications that meet UK legislation and guidelines
  Over 500 online courses and programmes that cover multiple sectors
  Free blended learning environment for individuals and organisations
  Immediate access to online courses and programmes
  Highly interactive e-learning portal
  Substantial cost reductions (no travel fees and other expenses)
  Self-paced online learning
  Low carbon footprint through e-learning
  Repository of online learning materials and assessments
  Fully qualified and experienced trainers, instructors and assessors
  Experienced subject matter experts and content developers
  Conversion of existing classroom courses to e-learning courses
  All training courses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.

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Our courses are divided into six units. You can either read or listen to the course materials. At the end of each unit is a ‘knowledge check’ section. This section helps the learners remember what they have learnt.

Our online training courses can be completed on your desktop computer/Mac, laptop, tablet or mobile device. These online courses are easily accessible as long as there is an internet connection.

These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner’s account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner’s profile page.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.

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There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

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