Age-Specific Considerations with Dosage CalculationsCE
Drug dosages for children and the elderly often differ from those for the adult population. When you are administering drugs to children or the elderly, you need to know how to determine the correct dosage based on factors such as your patient's weight or body surface area. Accuracy in calculating dosages is vitally important, so it is essential that you know exactly how to make these calculations. (64 minutes) The Joint Commission and the Institute of Safe Medication Practices have identified many types medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and error and are now listed on a 'prohibited abbreviations' list. These may change over time, so please access this link to view the most current list of these 'prohibited' and 'do not use' abbreviations. http://www.jointcommission.org/

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Age-Specific Considerations with Dosage Calculations