Medication Calculations Competency

Medication Calculations Competency

Medication Calculations Competency

This resource has been developed to provide a competency assessment for nurses and midwives whose scope of practice includes the administration of medications and intravenous (IV) therapy. The competency assessment provides a baseline by which nurses and midwives can assess their skills with performing medication and IV fluid volume and rate calculations.

Learning outcomes

This competency course will assess your ability to calculate:

  • Calculate oral tablet and capsule doses
  • Calculate oral mixture and solution doses
  • Calculate intramuscular and subcutaneous injection doses
  • Perform metric conversions, and
  • Calculate IV therapy fluid volumes and rates

In order to successfully complete the Medication Calculation Competency course, you need to achieve a score of 100%. You have unlimited attempts at each section of the competency assessment.

Estimated Duration

30 minutes - 1 hour depending on previous experience which can be done over a 6 month duration.  You gain 1 CPD hours (Continuing Professional Development) upon successful completion of the course.

 Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone responsible for administering medication in any Australian clinical or care environments.

Course Overview

The course features:

  • Professional audio
  • WCAG 2.0 accessibility
  • Multi-device compatible
  • Assessments, and
  • A certificate of completion

Course availability: 6 months