Dose Calculations for Parenteral Therapies in Clinical Practice

This resource assesses your knowledge of dose calculations for parenteral therapies in clinical practice. On successful completion of all 10 questions, you'll receive a one hour CPD Certificate.


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Resource Overview

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 resource, 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 resource assesses your ability to calculate doses accurately, as well as calculate dosing schedules and reconstituting drugs for parenteral use.

On successful completion of the resource, you will be presented with a one hour CPD Certificate that can then be used as a demonstration of your ongoing CPD at appraisal and revalidation.


Aims and Objectives

On completion of this resource, 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

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