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Dosage calculation

Pharm Dosing

Standing Order Sometimes referred to as a routine order, a standing order may be written to indicate a medication is to be given for a specified number of doses
PRN order
STAT order
Single (one-time) order
8 rights of the patient (PMDDrrrT) right patient medication, dose, document, reason, route, right to refuse, right time
amp ampule
aq aqueous, water
biw bi weekly /twice a week
c cup
cap/ caps capsule
CD controlled dose
dil dilute
DS double strength
EC enteric coated
elix elixer
fl/fld fluid
GT gastrostomy tube
gtt drop
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
IVPB Intravenous Piggyback
IVSS intravenous Soluset
KVO keep vein open ( very slow infusion rate)
LA Long Acting
LOS length of stay
NAS intranasal
noc/noct at night
NS, N/S normal saline
q a.m. every morning
q.s as much as needed
SL sublingual
sol, soln solution
SOS may be repeated once if necessary
SR sustained release
S&S swish and swallow
supp suppository
susp suspension
syp, syr syrup
tab tablet
tr., tinct tincture
ung. ,oint ointment
vag, v vaginally
XL long acting
7 components of med order full name of client, date and time order was written, name of the medication to be administered, dose of the medication, route of administration, time or frequency of administration, signature of the person writing the order.
oral orders must be written down and read back to the prescriber and confirmed by the prescriber that the order is correct.
Dosage formula D/H x Q= X D-desired dose divided by H- what is on hand multiplied by the quanity or unit of measure = X. Q is always 1 for solid forms of medication (tablets, capsules etc)
Created by: nairoc
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