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# HCP220 / HCP 220 / CheckPoint: Common Applications of Different Conversion Systems and Measurements of Time and Temperature

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CheckPoint: Common Applications of Different Conversion Systems and Measurements of Time and Temperature
To avoid patient harm in the calculation of doses or dosages, pharmacy technicians must master methods for converting or changing calculations using different measurement systems. The exercises in this CheckPoint provide opportunities to practice these skills.
 Resources: Ch. 5-6 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext and Equation Editor
 Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]
 Review the following scenario:
A physician wrote a prescription for Tylenol® 325 mg/5 mL with codeine 10 mg/5 mL liquid, 5 mL three times a day x 4 days as needed for cough.
 Show all your calculations in a Microsoft® Word document, using Equation Editor.
1. What household device should the patient use to administer the medication?
2. How much Tylenol® (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.
3. How much codeine (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.
4. How much elixir (in ounces) should the pharmacist dispense for a 4-day course of therapy? Refer to Table 4-6 on p. 30.
 Complete the following exercises.
1. Critical Thinking, p. 47: Problems 1 and 2
2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 47: Problems 3, 4, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, 31, 33, and 35
 Post your work and answers to both sets of problems as an attachment
CheckPoint: Common Applications of Different Conversion Systems and Measurements of Time and Temperature
To avoid patient harm in the calculation of doses or dosages, pharmacy technicians must master methods for converting or changing calculations using different measurement systems. The exercises in this CheckPoint provide opportunities to practice these skills.
 Resources: Ch. 5-6 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext and Equation Editor
 Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]
 Review the following scenario:
A physician wrote a prescription for Tylenol® 325 mg/5 mL with codeine 10 mg/5 mL liquid, 5 mL three times a day x 4 days as needed for cough.
 Show all your calculations in a Microsoft® Word document, using Equation Editor.
1. What household device should the patient use to administer the medication?
2. How much Tylenol® (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.
3. How much codeine (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.
4. How much elixir (in ounces) should the pharmacist dispense for a 4-day course of therapy? Refer to Table 4-6 on p. 30.
 Complete the following exercises.
1. Critical Thinking, p. 47: Problems 1 and 2
2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 47: Problems 3, 4, 15, 16, 25, 26, 27, 31, 33, and 35
 Post your work and answers to both sets of problems as an attachment

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