Math for Medication Administration


In this section of the book, chapters will focus on helping you to develop skills essential for the correct preparation of medication. When completing practice questions you should focus on reading each question carefully and reducing any distractions around you. Check your work after completing questions and try to determine where your mistakes are coming from if you get the wrong answer. Answers to sample exercises and practice questions have steps in solving shown to help you identify where you are making mistakes.

  • Did you understand the question?
  • Did you set up the equation correctly?
  • Did you make a mistake when using the calculator or doing mental math?
  • Is there a difference because of the method you used when rounding?


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