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Drug Calculations – Avoiding Errors



Research by the NPSA (National Patient Safety Agency) shows that almost one in ten patients in UK hospitals experience harm or even death as a consequence of drug errors.

Drug errors occur for a number of reasons and these courses will focus primarily on the avoidance of drug errors that occur through incorrect drug calculations. These courses are suitable for any healthcare practitioner who is involved in the administration of medicines.
  • CPD learning time: 2hrs.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the need for basic arithmetical skills in drug calculations and demonstrate competency in this area using interactive exercises.
  • Avoid drug errors by adopting a standardised approach to drug dose calculations, including converting between different SI units.
  • Ultimately prevent patient injury or harm as a consequence of drug errors.



To purchase this course


This course costs £20. Click on Add to basket to purchase.



On-site training available


We can deliver can deliver bespoke on-site training for nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Courses can be delivered at your place of work and the content tailored to your local requirements.

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