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Drug Dosage Calculations Training | Level 2 Online CPD Course


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Drug Dosage Calculations Training | Level 2 Online CPD Course

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Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online drug dosage calculations training course. This online drug dosage calculations e-learning course was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in line with the Health and Medicines Regulatory Authority (MHRA) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health care and social care providers. 

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Who drug calculations training course for? 

The Mandatory Training Group’s drug calculations eLearning course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff who are responsible for calculating drug dosages and administering medicines. This includes nurses, allied health professionals (ahps), healthcare assistants and support workers. This drug dosage calculations training course is also relevant for domiciliary care workers and health and social care support worker who work for charities, nursing and residential home staff.

This drug calculations online course can be taken as a standalone CPD course or as part of our e-learning for health and social care packages or part of the wider online candidate mandatory training courses.

This online drug calculations training course covers the main points relating to the safe and accurate calculation of drug dosages in hospital and community settings. It has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

Course aims and objectives

On completion of this drug calculations online 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
  • know how to record and report drug dosage errors in practice 

What is covered in this online course?

This online drug dosage calculations e-learning 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
  • Online course assessment

        Assessment and certification

        At the end of this online drug dosage calculation training course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that is valid for one year.

        We can also provide classroom based training at any suitable UK venue. Contact our Support Team on 02476 100090 or via Email to make a booking.

        Course accreditation

        The content of this online drug dosage calculations training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines..

        Course duration

        It will take approximately 45 to 90 minutes to complete this drug calculations e-learning course. The length of time to complete the course depends on the following:

        • your prior knowledge and experience about drug calculations and dosages in health care and social care settings 
        • how quickly you can study and absorb the learning materials
        • how much you can pace yourself once started 

        You are in full control of how long it takes to complete this drug calculations training course. You can go through the course in one sitting, or pause and come back later. Your progress will be recorded throughout and you will be able to start where you previously left off.

        You can revise the online learning materials as many times as you like. Even after completing the course successfully (and obtaining your CPD) certificate, you will still have access to your learning materials for 365 days. 

        Payment and additional information

        After adding your drug dosage calculations e learning course (s) to the shopping cart (by selecting Add to Cart), you will be able to make a secure payment using all major credit and debit cards. You can also make a secure payment through PayPal.

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        Once you have purchased your online drug dosage calculations course (s), you will be sent a confirmation e-mail. You will then receive a link and login details to access your e-learning course (s) within 24 hours of purchase.

        Why is drug dosage calculations training important?

        “...Patient safety, including the safe drug administration is an essential component of nursing practice. Competent drug calculation skills are essential for nurses, a mistake can put patients’ lives at risk The calculation abilities of nursing students continue to be an international problem....”

        Research by the NPSA (National Patient Safety Agency) shows that almost one in ten patients in UK hospitals experience harm or even death as a consequence of drug errors. 

        Drug errors occur for a number of reasons. Most of the drug errors are avoidable, if health care staff take additional care and also improve their numeracy skills. The Mandatory Training Group's online drug calculations elearning course helps to improve your numeracy skills and thus minimise drug errors in practice. Our drug calculation online courses are suitable for any healthcare practitioner who is involved in the administration of medicines.

        Drug dosage calculations training - meeting employers' legal obligations

        The Mandatory Training Group's online drug dosage calculation course helps UK employers and employees alike to fulfil their regulatory and statutory requirements. Our drug calculations courses provide the essential knowledge and understanding as required by regulatory authorities.

        Why choose The Mandatory Training Group’s drug dosage calculations training course?

        There are benefits of choosing The Mandatory Training Group as your e-learning training provider, including:

        √ National Skills Academy for Health national delivery partner √ UK accredited e learning provider √ nationally recognised CPD certificates √ SCORM compliant elearning courses √ TIN CAN compliant e-learning courses √ interactive online learning courses √ free blended learning environment for individuals and organisations √ competitively priced online training courses √ meet UK compliance requirements √ reduce organisational carbon footprint √ immediate access to online learning materials √ minimise travel costs and man hour costs of classroom training √ minimise hours and days spend away in classroom training √ download or print CPD certificates on completion

        Organisational e-learning 

        Are you responsible for organisational training and development or organisational statutory and mandatory compliance? You may want to find out more about how Learning Management System (LMS) may help your organisation. With out interactive LMS, managers and administrators can easily:

        • set up a FREE blended learning environment;
        • upload essential documents;
        • upload individual and group learners;
        • manage learners, including tracking progress
        • review who has completed training
        • download/print training reports for compliance audits

        You can also browse our e-learning course catalogue to find out more about our statutory and mandatory training courses. Alternatively, contact our Support Team on  02476 100090 or via Email, stating your specific e-learning requirements.

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