Calculating doses accurately and precisely is important for any prescriber. It is estimated that prescribing errors cost the NHS £2.5 billion annually, but more worryingly, it also causes significant morbidity and mortality. There is considerable emphasis on reducing errors within clinical practice and it is incumbent on the prescriber that the individual maintains skills and accuracy to support their continued prescribing. A component of this is via annual appraisal and revalidation.
We have developed this module, composed of 10 assessment questions, to test your skills at dose calculations for parenteral therapies and have focused on topical areas that are popular amongst prescribers, such as aesthetics but also other popular parenteral treatments. The module assesses your ability to calculate doses accurately, as well as calculate dosing schedules and reconstituting drugs for parenteral use.
On successful completion of the module, you will be presented with a 1 hour CPD Certificate that can then be used as a demonstration of your ongoing CPD at appraisal and revalidation.
On completion of this module, you will have an improved knowledge of:
Drug calculations in topical clinical scenarios
How to calculate drug doses and reconstitution of mixtures, as well as calculating IV infusion rates
The seriousness of adverse events that can occur as a consequence of inaccurate dosing