Nursing Dosage/Medication Conversion Chart – Maths for Nurses Unit conversions
Drug calculations vary depending on whether you are dealing with liquid or solid medications, or if the dose is to be given over a period of time. In this section I will go over each of these situations in turn.
It is very important that you know how drug dosages are worked out, because it is good practise to always check calculations before giving medication, no matter who worked out the original amount. It is far better to point out a mistake on paper than overdose a patient.