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In this session, Brooke will begin with the basics of medication calculations before moving onto the more complex paediatric medications involving dose calculations using weight, syrup based medications and IV medication calculations. You will be able to work on some examples and practice questions as you go too so be prepared for an interactive session and a chance to perfect your math skills.
Towards the end, you will have the opportunity to work through a case study and bring all of what you have learned into a practical application of paediatric medication calculations.
Due to paediatric patients having underdeveloped organs and different metabolic rates, it is important that nurses to ensure their medication calculation skills are sound. Often, paediatric medications can be complex and full of a number of calculations just for one medication and, with special legislative requirements nurses a review of the standard processes is paramount.
The purpose of this webinar is to allow a place for nurses, midwives and students to learn about paediatric drug calculations and test their knowledge. This course comes with a printable handout to practice the questions as we go as well as a downloadable cheat sheet to laminate and post in the medication room at work.
In this webinar session, you will:
- Revise basic medication calculations;
- Learn how to calculate a child’s dose based on their weight;
- Learn how to calculate syrup based medications with ease; and,
- Learn how to prepare paediatric IV medications confidently
Who is this for?
This webinar is for nurses, midwives and students who want to learn about paediatric drug calculations with quizzes to test your learning.
Brooke is the founder of The Paediatric Nurse in addition to being a Registered Nurse, qualified Primary Teacher, children’s advocate and author. Brooke founded ‘The Paediatric Nurse’ website in 2015 before developing it into an online continuing professional development website for Paediatric Nurses in August 2018.
She is passionate about giving children a voice in healthcare and works tirelessly towards encouraging others to further develop their child and family centred care approaches.
Brooke joined the Advisory Board for the Standish Foundation in 2018 – a charitable organisation that promotes child & family centred care and empowers healthcare professionals through the provision of funding & resources- and has had the pleasure of joining them on a medical mission to Cambodia.
Previously, Brooke also sat on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Well-being of Children in Healthcare, Australia and held the Vice President position in 2017.
Brooke is eager to transform the paediatric healthcare experience through improving access to quality CPD for paediatric nurses and by empowering parents accessing paediatric healthcare for their children. While continuing with The Paediatric Nurse, she plans to start her journey towards being a Nurse Practitioner in Child and Family Health in 2020.