Pharmacology and math calculation in Nursing
Prapapis Pitayapisut (Nursing) ppitayap@mdc.edu
Pavlov Rameau (Consultant from Mathematics) prameau@mdc.edu
Suzanne Austin (Consultant from Mathematics) saustin@mdc.edu
NUR 1142
COURSE CALENDAR
DAY: FRIDAY TIME: 2:00 – 3:50 PM
WEEK/DATE 2004 
TOPIC / CONTENT 
READING ASSIGNMENTS 
WEEK 1 August 27 
Overview of Course: Test of Basic Math Skills Administered 
Syllabus Curriculum Module 
WEEK 2 September 03 
Introduction to Math/Pharmacology: Abbreviations: Medication Administration Systems of Measurement: Metric, Apothecary & Household Systems
Mathematical Problem Solving Methods for Dosage Calculations: Dimensional Analysis for Dosage Calculations: 
Chapters 4 & 5
Chapter 13 
WEEK 3 September 10 
Dosage Calculations: ] Oral & Parenteral Drugs ] Syringe Measurements 
Chapters 6, 7, & 8

WEEK 4 September 17 
Test # 1 Dosage Calculations: ] Drugs in Powder Form ] Insulin Dosages 
Chapters 9 & 10 
WEEK 5 September 24 
Dosage Calculations: ] Based on Weight & BSA 
Chapter 14 & 15 
WEEK 6 October 01 
Introduction to Intravenous Calculations ] Calculation of IV Flow Rates 
Chapters 16 & 17 
WEEK 7 October 08 
Test # 2 Dosage Calculations: ] Intravenous Infusions ] Intravenous Medications ] Titration Calculations 
Chapters 18 & 19 
WEEK 8 October 15 
Heparin Infusion Calculations: Pediatric Medication Calculation: 
Chapter 20 Chapters 21 & 22 
WEEK 9 October 22 
Review 

WEEK 10 October 29 
Comprehensive Final Exam 

Students are expected to prepare for each class by doing the reading assignments, the chapter math exercises and summary selftest. You must bring the course text with the completed selfassessment exercises to every class.