HCP 220 Week 4 Checkpoint- Common Applications of Different Conversion Systems and Measurements of Time and Temperature
To avoid patient harm in the calculation of doses or dosages, pharmacy technicians must master methods for converting or changing calculations using different measurement systems. The exercises in this CheckPoint provide opportunities to practice these skills.
Resources: Ch. 5–6 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext
Showall your calculations in a Microsoft® Word document
Answerthe following questions about the prescription in the scenario:
A physician wrote a prescription for Tylenol® 325 mg/5 mL with codeine 10 mg/5 mL liquid, 5 mL three times a day x 4 days as needed for cough.
1. What household device should the patient use to administer the medication?
2. How much Tylenol® (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.
3. How much codeine (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.
4. How much elixir (in ounces) should the pharmacist dispense for a 4-day course of therapy? Refer to Table 4-6 on p. 30.
Completethe following exercises.
1. Critical Thinking, p. 47: Problems 1 & 2
2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 47: Problems 5, 9, 17, 28, 34, 42, 46, 50, 54
Post your work and answers to both sets of problems along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.