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What are some good websites that offer dosage calculation practice problems?

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Test and Calc and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill both offer practice quizzes on calculating fluid and tablet dosages, IV flow rates, and metric conversions. DosageHelp.com has practice quizzes that cover a variety of ways to calculate dosages, including by mass over time, weight and volume over time. Mighty Nurse and NursesAreGreat.com also offer similar dosage calculation practice problems.

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NursesAreGreat.com has a review page for brushing up on drug calculation skills that lists common conversions between mass and volume and drug calculation methods as well as a number of practice problems. The material covers calculations using the basic formula, ratio and proportion methods, and fractional equations, as well as a method for calculating continuous infusions and two methods for calculating intravenous flow rates. The practice problems ask the test taker to determine exact dosages based on the method of medication administration, time restrictions and patient needs, according to the website.

The practice quizzes provided by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Test and Calc, and DosageHelp.com all ask the test taker to produce exact answers. By contrast, Mighty Nurse’s dosage calculation practice quiz contains multiple choice questions with four possible answer choices. Except for NursesAreGreat.com, all of the sites listed provide information explaining how to reach the correct answer for each question.

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