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MAT 097 - Intravenous Medications and Pediatric Dosage

Calculations of intravenous medications, calculations involving drop factors, flow rate and infusion time.  Calculations of pediatric dosage in divided dosages and dosages based on body weight.  Calculation of minimum fluid requirements.  Designed to meet the mathematics proficiency required for second year nursing program.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  MAT 092 Foundations for College Mathematics II or MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent and Placement by Nursing department

Credits: 0
1 Class Hour
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Calculate IV medications and solutions.
2.  Perform calculations involving drop factors.
3.  Perform calculations involving flow rate and infusion time.
4.  Accurately calculate a pediatric dosage according to body weight (in kg.)
5.  Accurately calculate pediatric dosage in divided dosages.
6.  Interpret and calculate the minimum fluid requirements for pediatric clients.
7.  Do all the arithmetic calculations by hand as well as using a calculator. 

In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
3.  Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.

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