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Drug Calculations

The resources on this page are designed to help you prepare for undertaking drug calculations both in practice and in a test.

You may also find some of the resources on our Numeracy page helpful.

Non-calculator methods

Particular topics

These resources will help you with particular types of drug calculation.

Unit Conversions

Metric Unit Conversion 1

Metric Unit Conversion 2

Tablets

Body-weight prescriptions

Liquid Medication

Calculating Volumes for Injection

Infusions & Drip Rates

Calculating Infusion Rates

Drops per minute

Concentrations

Interactive Revision

When you open this resource you must save a copy either in your own user space or on your own computer. The first time you use the resources you must 'Enable content' (Macros) for it to work properly. Please note: this resource might not work on a Mac.

Mixed Questions

Choose your field to see questions for your particular area. Note that we have tried to make the questions clinically realistic – in practice always check if you are unsure. You can also try questions for another field but note that the content might be different and the drugs not suitable for your patients.

Adult Nursing

Adult Nursing Practice Worksheets

Adult Nursing: Practice Questions 1
Adult Nursing: Practice Questions 2
Adult Nursing: Practice Questions 3
Adult Nursing: Practice Questions 4
Adult Nursing: Practice Questions 5

Interactive Revision

When you open this resource you must save a copy either in your own user space or on your own computer. The first time you use the resources you must 'Enable content' (Macros) for it to work properly. Please note: this resource might not work on a Mac.

Child Nursing

Child Nursing Practice Worksheets

Child Nursing: Practice Questions 1
Child Nursing: Practice Questions 2
Child Nursing: Practice Questions 3
Child Nursing: Practice Questions 4
Child Nursing: Practice Questions 5

Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing: Practice Questions 1
Mental Health Nursing: Practice Questions 2

Midwifery

Midwifery: Practice Questions 1
Midwifery: Practice Questions 2

Books and Other Resources

Please note that these resources cover drug calculations in general and the content might not match that required for your Middlesex Drug Calculation test.

There are other books available from the Library – see shelf mark 615.14

Gatford, J.D. and Phillips, N. (2016) Nursing Calculations. Churchill Livingstone.

This book is available from the Library and can be accessed online. It is fairly easy to read and contains many exercises.

Wright, K. (2011) Drug Calculations for nurses: context for practice. Macmillan.

This book is available from the Library and can be accessed online. It encourages you to understand the calculations that you need to do. Extra exercises are available at: : https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Wright-Drug-Calculations-For-Nurses/index/

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