Using dimensional analysis to improve drug dosage calculation ability

Janis N. Rice, Margaret L. Bell

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Confidence and accuracy in medication calculation ability continue to be problematic among nursing students. This deficiency has been attributed to poor basic mathematical skills, inconsistent teaching methods, and inconsistent or incorrect use of multiple mathematical formulas. This article provides evidence of the value of dimensional analysis as an effective teaching strategy for calculating drug dosages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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