## Med Dosage - Drug Calculations

I believe that teaching Med Dosage using dimensional analysis is more effective. While formulas can be useful, they have limitations, and specific formulas may only apply to certain problems. Memorizing these formulas, in addition to memorizing conversions, can be cumbersome. Dimensional analysis eliminates the need to memorize specific formulas; instead, it focuses on teaching a consistent process that remains unchanged. The only aspect that requires memorization in dimensional analysis is the conversions – there's no getting around that! 😉

I have hours of free videos for you to learn all about dimensional analysis, and you can find the links below. If you find these resources helpful, consider exploring some of my paid resources as well. I hope you find them beneficial!

I have hours of free videos for you to learn all about dimensional analysis, and you can find the links below. If you find these resources helpful, consider exploring some of my paid resources as well. I hope you find them beneficial!

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## Medical Dosage Video Tutorials - These are older, but still VERY useful!

- A Basic Introduction to Dimensional Analysis - This video covers some other techniques to solving the types of problems you will encounter on a med dosage exam, but I'll also introduce you to a new method called Dimensional Analysis.
- Basic One-Step Problems - Yes, these problems can be completed without doing dimensional analysis. However, to tackle tougher problems later in this series, it is a good idea to get comfortable with dimensional analysis and we can do just that with these basic one-step examples.
- A Multi Step Rate Problem - You will spend quite a bit of time converting rates in your med dosage class. Here is an example of converting miles per hour to feet per second using dimensional analysis.
- Metric Conversions The FAST Way - Grams, Meters, Liters... You can handle the math the same way with all of these measurements using this shortcut!
- US/Household Volume Conversions - Gallons, quarts, pints, quarts and fluid ounces. Check out the Ms. Gal image below for a way to help you remember these conversions.
- Body Surface Area - Milligrams per square meter? Milligrams per milliliter? mg/mL? This problem is similar to a problem that I have seen on a med dosage math test.
- A Fusion Pump Example - This example works with various rates where dimensional analysis, with practice, can quickly answer the question being asked.
- Another Infusion Example - This one is different than Example 7.
- mg/kg/day - The amount of medication needed can vary quite often depending on the patient's weight. Milligrams per kilograms per day?