How to Calculate Infusion Time -RxCalculations

How to Calculate Infusion Time

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Knowing how to calculate infusion time is extremely important when administering intravenous (IV) infusions. In this blog post, I use two NAPLEX type IV flow rate calculations questions to show you how to calculate infusion time given the drop factor and the IV flow rate.How to Calculate Infusion TimeWatch the Video  Subscribe to our YouTube channel […]

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IV Flow Rate Calculations Using Dimensional Analysis

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Dimensional analysis is a powerful way of solving IV flow rate calculations and it is the method I recommend when I teach the topic to students. In this blog post, I show you how to quickly solve two NAPLEX type IV flow rate calculations questions using dimensional analysis. I also demonstrate how to properly analyze iv […]

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Ask Dr. Danquah Masterclass #1: Milliequivalent Calculations Review

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Converting milliequivalents to milligrams should be straightforward. You know the equation, you can determine valence and molecular weight of compounds, so why do many pharmacy students struggle with milliequivalent calculations even when it is a direct conversion of milliequivalents to milligrams?In the first Ask Dr. Danquah masterclass, we addressed some of the reasons that cause […]

How to Solve This Tricky TPN Calculations Question-RxCalculations

How to Quickly Solve This Tricky TPN Calculations Question

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Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) calculations can be complex and typically involve several steps. Often, one is required to calculate quantities of macro- and micro-nutrients for a given patient. Determining amounts of macro-nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and lipids involve using equations, calculating calories, computing weights of ingredients and figuring out appropriate volumes.Processing all this information […]

1 Super Tip on when to Use the Alligation Method to Solve Concentration Calculations Questions - RxCalculations -

1 Super Tip on When to Use the Alligation Method to Solve Concentration Calculations Questions

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The alligation method is a powerful approach to solving dilution and concentration calculations questions. But when is it better to use the alligation approach as opposed to the algebraic method? Before I tell you, let us take a look at this interesting concentration questions and see how it illustrates an important concept regarding when it […]

The three best pharmaceutical calculations books

The Three Best Pharmaceutical Calculations Books

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If you really want to master pharmaceutical calculations, you will need excellent pharmaceutical calculations books, and not just the notes that your professor gives you. Pharmaceutical calculations are an important component in becoming and practicing as a pharmacist. However, many student pharmacists struggle with becoming proficient in pharmaceutical calculations. This lack of proficiency poses a serious […]

accuracy and speed in pharmaceutical calculations

ACCURACY AND SPEED IN PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS

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Accuracy and speed are extremely important when it comes to pharmaceutical calculations. Both are essential for doing well on exams and when you practice as a pharmacist. Therefore it is necessary to cultivate learning strategies that emphasize these two and make them a priority. Accuracy To develop accuracy one has to master pertinent concepts. It […]