Drug Dosage Calculations Training – Level 2 – Online Course – CPD Certified

Drug Dosage Calculations Training – Level 2 – Online Course – CPD Certified

Drug Dosage Calculations - Online Training Course - CPD Accredited - Mandatory Compliance UK -

Drug Dosage Calculations Training – Level 2 – Online Course – CPD Certified

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Mandatory Compliance is a leading UK provider of accredited online training courses for health and social care professionals and organisations that are approved by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK), RoSPA, IATP, IFE, IIRSM and Gatehouse Awards.

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Drug Dosage Calculations - Online Training Course - Level 2 -  CPDUK Accredited.

 

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Welcome to our online Drug Dosage Calculations training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Insufficient skills in drug dose calculations increase the risk of medication errors. Even experienced nurses may struggle with drug dose calculations. Learning flexibility and cost considerations make e-learning interesting as an alternative to classroom teaching.

Most nurses and other clinical staff will often be called upon to administer or supervise the administration of all types of medicines in different forms and strengths. As part of this drug calculations training course, you will learn how to do this safely and efficiently.

Entry requirements - no prerequisites required

Assessment type - Complete end of course assessment (80% needed to pass and gain CPD certificate)

Certification/Qualification - Downloadable CPD certified certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification - Assessment and certification costs included in the course price

Course accreditation - CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Who is the course for?

This online Drug Dosage Calculations training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Nursery staff
  • Teaching staff
  • Community services.

What is covered in this course?

This 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, 
  • References and resources, and
  • Online course assessment.

Comprehensive examples and exercises are included at the end of each lesson.

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Course aims and objectives

The main aim of this Drug Dosage Calculations e-learning course is to improve the skills of nurses and other healthcare staff so that they know how to calculate drug dosages accurately and avoid drug errors.

During your career, you will often be called upon to administer or supervise the administration of several types of medicines.

As part of this drug dosage calculations course, you will be shown how to do this safely and efficiently. However, the achievement of this aim requires the development of a certain degree of mathematical skill. The required level is not high, but attaining it is necessary to ensure that the safety of patients is not compromised.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Drug Dosage Calculations training 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, and
  • Know how to record and report drug dosage errors in practice.

Why is this Drug Dosage Calculations course important?

Nursing competence in drug calculations has been a cause for concern (Duffin, 2000; Coombes, 2000). Hutton (1998a) suggests that a degree of ‘de-skilling’ has resulted from the increasing user-friendliness of drug preparations and widespread use of electronic drip counters.

The lack of basic math skills can be a major problem when it comes to nurses administering drugs to patients, often with very serious consequences. Poor drug calculations are still a significant source of drug error. Evidence has shown that many nurses are weak with drug calculations of all sorts. This comprehensive drug calculations course will help to review the major concepts related to drug calculations, help walk you through a few exercises and provide a few exercises you can perform on your own to check your skills. There are many reference books available to review basic math skills if you find that you have difficulty with even the basic conversion exercises.

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After completing the end of course assessment with a passing rate of 80%, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate.

You will be able to print or save your quality assured certificate in PDF format from your learner profile.

If you require a hard copy of your certificate, this will cost £8.00. The certificate will be dispatched to you within 48 hours of completing the course.

This certificate does not have an expiration date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for the training is three years. The recommended renewal date will be indicated on your certificate.

All our eLearning courses and training programmes are externally peer-reviewed and approved by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK). These courses comply with the universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Our CPD certificates are recognised internationally and can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Our online courses and programmes range from introductory modules at Level 1 (awareness/beginner) to advanced and expert modules up to Level 6.

Our e-learning modules count towards CPD hours for professionals in various sectors as well as meeting mandatory and statutory requirements (where relevant).


Yes, there is an end of course assessment. After completing the learning materials, you will be redirected to the ‘End of Course Assessment’ section.

You will be asked to answer 20 questions. These questions are a combination of single and multiple choice questions, reordering answers, filling in the blanks and open answers.

To pass the end of course assessment, you must achieve a passing rate of 80% or more.

You can retake the end of course assessment as many times as required.

No. There will be no extra charges for reattempting the end of course assessment.

Yes, you can download a digital CPD certificate in PDF format after completing the end of course assessment. You can save or print your certificate from your learner profile.
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The Mandatory Training Group is an accredited and trusted leading provider of statutory and mandatory training for health and social care providers across all UK regions.

Established by qualified health and social care professionals, we have extensive experience in various NHS, private and education sectors. Click here to see our full range of accredited courses, programmes and qualifications.


Staff working in health and social care environments must ensure that they complete appropriate statutory and mandatory training to provide safe and effective services.

Our health and social care training courses, programmes and qualifications were designed to provide effective learning and development opportunities for staff at all levels. Our packages include induction training, statutory and mandatory courses and continuing professional development (CPD).


Our statutory, mandatory and specialist health and social care training courses are delivered in line with the relevant UK legislation and recommended practice and standards including:

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  • Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF).

We provide over 500 online CPD accredited training courses, programmes and qualifications. These course materials were developed to meet the needs of individuals and organisations from both the NHS and private sectors.

Some of the key benefits include health and social care workers to meet both their responsibilities and job roles, which are ideal for induction, awareness, knowledge and refresher training.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • 24-hour learner support
  • High-quality interactive courses
  • Intuitive learning management system
  • Complete modules within 1-2 hours
  • Meet organisational mandatory training needs
  • Meet training requirements for statutory training
  • Instant digital CPD certificates on completion
  • Meet current UK legislation and guidelines
  • Over 500 CPD courses covering multiple business sectors
  • Free blended learning environment (BLE) for all organisations.

You will need access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone device to complete these online courses. You can start, pause/stop and return to where you left off.

Our courses utilise responsive design features, making them available on any device of your choice.


Online email and chat support are available to enrolled students while studying to help clarify any questions.

All the courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK). The Mandatory Training Group is an accredited corporate provider of E-Learning courses, programmes and qualifications across all sectors. Click here to see our CPDUK accreditation.

The CPD certificates, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.

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To enrol on this e-learning course, please add the course to your basket. From there, you will be redirected to our secure checkout page to complete your booking.

If you are booking the course for someone else, please state their name(s) in the 'notes' section of the basket. You will be able to enrol the course to the learner from your profile.

Once your payment has been confirmed, you will receive a booking confirmation email with a receipt. Immediately after purchase, you will receive an email with further instructions and unique login credentials to access your learner account. Next, you will need to follow the instructions and login to your learner account.

Our courses are divided into six units. You can either read or listen to the course materials. At the end of each unit is a 'knowledge check' section. This section helps the learners remember what they have learnt.

Our online training courses can be completed on your desktop computer/Mac, laptop, tablet or mobile device. These online courses are easily accessible as long as there is an internet connection.

These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner's account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner's profile page.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.


Yes, you can access the learning materials from any electronic device that has an internet connection. However, we recommend that you use a desktop or laptop device for the best learning experience. These online courses can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhone and Android mobile phones.

For the best possible experience, we recommend that learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure no updates are pending on your browser.

There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

 

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