Drug dose calculations resources
Nursing Medication Calculation Formulae
Formula sheet for nursing students including dosage, drop and infusion rates, unit conversion and BMI calculations contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Shazia Ahmed, University of Glasgow. The leaflet is designed to be printed double-sided on A4 paper and folded into quarters lengthwise first.
Dilution of solutions for nurses
This leaflet is about diluting stock to produce a dose of required strength to suit an individual patient.
Pharmacy calculation I: Solid trituration
A leaflet explaining how solid trituration calculations are performed for the dilution of drug powders. The resource is contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Abigail Francis and reviewed by Bob Morris, Liverpool John Moores University
Pharmacy calculations II: Isotonicity
A leaflet showing how to calculate the freezing point depression of a solution. The resource is contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Abigail Francis and reviewed by Bob Morris, Liverpool John Moores University
biomathtutor presents students with a filmed bioscience-based scenario and guides them through some of the mathematics they need to understand and grow confident and competent in using routinely. The case-study scenario, covering practical aspects of haematology and microbiology, is presented via a narrated film, 24 min in length, but divided up into short sections. The film tracks the diagnosis and treatment of a student with anaemia and a throat infection and links the clinical findings and diagnoses to 33 interactive questions and relevant maths tutorials. An additional 24 interactive questions cover the same range of basic mathematical concepts presented in similar biological contexts, with a view to reinforcing students' learning. biomathtutor was developed by Vicki Tariq (University of Central Lancashire), John Heritage and Tom Roper (University of Leeds), Andrew Bond (University of Westminster), Mike Tribe (University of Sussex) and the EBS Trust. It was funded by HEFCE through its National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by EBS Trust 2006. NOTE: This resource has been tested on a Windows platform with Internet Explorer. There are known problems with Firefox and/or Apple systems.