We are pleased to announce the launch of our new e-learning programme, Clinical calculations for pharmacy professionals.
The programme aims to support pharmacy professionals with calculations in clinical settings when preparing, prescribing or checking medicines or when advising other healthcare professionals. The principles can be applied to any sector of pharmacy practice.
The e-learning programme provides you with four short case studies to work through so that you can see how the calculations you are making relate to patient care and every day clinical practice. After each question there is a video showing how we have worked out the suggested answer.
The four case studies are:
Although the case studies are based on hospital and clinical primary care settings, the principals involved can be applied to any sector of pharmacy and may help to support safe service delivery as the clinical role for community pharmacy expands.
Upon completing the learning, you will be able to calculate ideal body weight and adjusted body weight for patients and explain when these calculations may be necessary, interpret weight per volume strengths of medicines and adapt calculation answers to practical doses which can be administered to patients.
This programme is open to all pharmacy professionals and you can access the e-learning here.