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Authors

  1. Kohtz, Cindy EdD, RN, CNE
  2. Gowda, Connie MSN, RN

Abstract

Medication errors related to incorrect drug dose calculation continue to plague nursing and jeopardize patient welfare. This research study spans 2 academic years (4 classes of senior undergraduate nursing students) and compares the use of 2 approaches to drug calculation: dimensional analysis and conventional methods (ratio-proportion and calculation formulas). Data analysis looked at several factors but primarily focused on conceptual accuracy.