Health Care

 

Academic Support for Nursing Students

Learn America is collaborating with Long Island University, America’s seventh largest private university, to provide academic support services at LIU’s School of Nursing.

Administration of Medication

One of the exams leading the State certification in nursing is in Administration of Medication.  Learn America has created a refresher course to help students successfully navigate the Principles of Administration of Medication course.  Topics include:

  • Systems of Measurement for the Delivery of Medications
  • Conversion Measures within the Metric System
  • Conversion between various systems of measurement (household, apothecary, metric, 12 and 24-hour clocks)
  • Weights and Volume Measures and the Devices used in Measuring
  • Interpretation of Calibrations and marking Medication Dosages on Syringes
  • Interpretation of Medication Labels
  • Safe Administration of Oral, Subcutaneous Intramuscular and IVPB Medications to clients of all ages in Simulated Situations
  • Understanding of the 7 rights of Medication Administration and National Safety Goals
  • Interpretation and Transcription of Medication Prescription Orders
  • Correct Documentation of Medication Delivery
  • Calculation of Medication Dosages for clients from oral Preparations, Including Combination Tablets and Tapering and Increasing Medication Dosages
  • Calculation and Preparation of Parenteral (Intradermal, Subcutaneous and Intramuscular) Medication dosages from Preparations, using correct Syringes and Needles
  • Calculation of oral, Intramuscular and Intravenous Medication Concentrations and Dosages for Clients from Preparations including Reconstituting Medication and choosing the best Concentration
  • Calculation of oral, intramuscular and Intravenous Medication Dosages for Clients using weight-based dosing
  • Calculation of infusion drip rates, including gtt and micro gtt/min and mL/hour, time taping and pump Settings
  • Calculating, preparing and administering continuous Intravenous Infusions
  • Preparation of percentage solutions and calculation of doses of 70/30 insulin