Manual Dosage and Infusion Rate Calculations during Disasters: Review of a Problem-Solving Approach

Manual Dosage and Infusion Rate Calculations during Disasters: Review of a Problem-Solving Approach

Identification: MSNJ1812
Issue: July-August 2018
Volume: Vol. 27/No. 4
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 08/31/2020
  • 1.10 - CH

Standard: $20.00

Description

Contact hours available until 8/31/2020.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to describe a userfriendly problem-solving approach for nurses to calculate drug and infusion rates manually during disasters.

Learning Engagement Activity:
Identify a calculation problem from your practice; then go through the steps outlined by Polya's Problem-Solving Approach listed in Table 1.

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Manual Dosage and Infusion Rate Calculations during Disasters: Review of a Problem-Solving Approach

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Christina Catterson
8/23/18 2:01 am

Figure 5 Weight-Based Dosage calculation is incorrect. If the patient is to receive 360 mg of ampicillin and the suspension on hand is 250mg/ml, the patient should receive 1.44ml not 7.2ml. It's ironic that the purpose of the article is to provide a problem solving approach to drug calculation and the provided example is incorrect.

Frank Haecker
8/24/18 3:47 am

Some of the math in the article wasn't correct.

Moira Howell
9/5/18 12:40 pm

I agree the math in the article on the weight-based dosing problem is not correct.