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HCP 220 Week 1 Checkpoint Fractions and Decimals

HCP 220 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

HCP 220 Week 2 Checkpoint Mathematical Functions

HCP 220 Week 2 Assignment Ratios and Percents

HCP 220 Week 3 Checkpoint Equivalent Measurements and Measurement Symbols

HCP 220 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2

HCP 220 Week 4 Checkpoint Common Applications of Different Conversion Systems and Measurements of Time and Temperature

HCP 220 Week 4 Assignment Measurements Using Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems

HCP 220 Week 5 Checkpoint Prescription and Drug Labels

HCP 220 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

HCP 220 Week 6 CheckPoint Converting Dosages to Doses

HCP 220 Week 6 Assignment Amount of Medication to Administer

HCP 220 Week 7 DQ 1 and DQ 2

HCP 220 Week 8 CheckPoint IV Equipment

HCP 220 Week 8 Assignment Dosage, Flow Rates, Pediatric Drugs

HCP 220 Week 9 Capstone DQ

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HCP 220 Week 1 Checkpoint Fractions and Decimals

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Resource: Ch. 2 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

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Complete the following exercises:

1. Based on the following prescription, how many capsules should the pharmacy technician dispense?

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2. A pharmacy technician is opening a box of instruments in various sizes. The technician is asked to arrange the instruments on the shelf in order from smallest to largest based on the instruments’ diameters. The diameters are marked ¼, 1/16, ½ and 7/16. List the instruments in the correct order.

Test Your Knowledge, p. 19: Problems 1, 6, 10, 13, 22, 24, 47 & 56

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HCP 220 Week 2 Assignment Ratios and Percents

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Resource: Ch. 3 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

Complete the following exercises:

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1. Test Your Knowledge, p. 24: Problems 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

2. Test Your Knowledge, p.25: Problems 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 38, & 40

3. You are asked to prepare a 5% solution of dextrose in a container of 500 mL. You are given the following equation to help you solve the answer. What is the answer in grams? 5 g/100 mL = X g/500 mL

4. Accessthe Pharmacy-Terminology Crossword Puzzle, located on the student website. Completethe puzzle using the clues provided. Senda screenshot of the completed puzzle to your instructor.

To create a screenshot:

Press Alt + Print Screenon your computer keyboard to create a screenshot.

Open a blank Microsoft® Word document.

Press Ctrl + Von your computer keyboard to paste the screenshot into the blank Word document.

Postyour answers and crossword puzzle document under the Assignment Link along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment.

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HCP 220 Week 2 Checkpoint Mathematical Functions

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Accuracy and precision in the calculation of doses, dosages, and rates of infusion of intravenous solutions are often based on percents, ratios, and proportions. The exercises for this CheckPoint provide opportunities to perform various mathematical functions pharmacy technicians must master.

Assume the role of a pharmacy technician. A pharmacist gives you a physician’s order sheet, a prescription, and asks you to prepare a 2% solution of sodium chloride (NaCl). You check the stock in the pharmacy but discover you have only a 3% solution of NaCl. Hint: 2g NaCl:100mL of solution::3g NaCL:x mL of 3% solution.

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Completethe following exercises. Refer to p. 22 for worked examples.

1. Solve the equation for x to determine how many mL of 3% solution you need.

2. Convert 3% to a fraction.

3. Convert 2% to a decimal.

4. Percents are often used to show the strength of solutions. Which solution is stronger, the 2% or the 3%?

5. What does 3% of sodium chloride mean, i.e., how many parts are in a 100?

6. Referring to the proportion regarding NaCl in the scenario, show the product of the means equals the product of the extremes.

7. Convert 25% to a fraction.

8. What percent of 15 ounces is 5 ounces?

9. Convert 1/8 to a percent.

10. Convert 40% to a decimal.

Post your work and answers to all problems along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.

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HCP 220 Week 3 Checkpoint Equivalent Measurements and Measurement Symbols

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In addition to a patient’s weight and dose of medication, a pharmacy technician must have an understanding of the different systems of measurement to prevent medication errors while interpreting prescriptions. The following exercises provide opportunities for you to practice calculating equivalent measurements. Refer to Table 4-5 and Table 4-6 on p. 30 for abbreviations and symbols for ounce in both the apothecary and household systems. Although it is not noted in the text, one cubic centimeter (cc) is equivalent to one mL. For example, 5 cc = 5 mL, 3.1 mL = 3.1 cc, and so forth.

Resource: Ch. 4 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

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Calculateequivalent measurements within the metric system for the following exercises:

1. 2 mcg = ____ mg

2. 0.4 L = ____ mL

3. 100 mg = ____ mcg

4. 600 mg = ____ g

5. 3 kg = ____ g

6. 1 mm = ____ cm

7. 250 mL = ____ L

8. 125 mcg = ____ mg

9. 60 kg = ____ g

10. 500 mcg = ____ g

Complete the following exercises:

1. Test Your Knowledge, p. 32: Problem 34 & 35

2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 33: Problems 41, 63, & 64

Postyour work and answers to both sets of problems along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.

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HCP 220 Week 4 Assignment Measurements Using Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems

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Resource: Ch. 5 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

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Completethe following conversions:

1. Test Your Knowledge (metric system), p. 41: Problems 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 &14

2. Test Your Knowledge (apothecary system), p. 42: Problems 21, 29, 34, 37 & 40

3. Test Your Knowledge (household system), p. 42: Problems 42, 44, 49, 52, 54 & 56

Postyour work and answers to all three sets of problems along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.

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HCP 220 Week 4 Checkpoint Common Applications of Different Conversion Systems and Measurements of Time and Temperature

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To avoid patient harm in the calculation of doses or dosages, pharmacy technicians must master methods for converting or changing calculations using different measurement systems. The exercises in this CheckPoint provide opportunities to practice these skills.

Resources: Ch. 5–6 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

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Answerthe following questions about the prescription in the scenario:

A physician wrote a prescription for Tylenol® 325 mg/5 mL with codeine 10 mg/5 mL liquid, 5 mL three times a day x 4 days as needed for cough.

1. What household device should the patient use to administer the medication?

2. How much Tylenol® (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.

3. How much codeine (in milligrams) is contained in a teaspoonful? Refer to Table 5-2 on p. 39.

4. How much elixir (in ounces) should the pharmacist dispense for a 4-day course of therapy? Refer to Table 4-6 on p. 30.

Completethe following exercises.

1. Critical Thinking, p. 47: Problems 1 & 2

2. Test Your Knowledge, p. 47: Problems 5, 9, 17, 28, 34, 42, 46, 50, 54

Postyour work and answers to both sets of problems along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.

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HCP 220 Week 5 Checkpoint Prescription and Drug Labels

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Prescriptions are similar to medical orders containing vital information for the care of patients. Pharmacy technicians must understand how to read, transcribe, profile, and fill prescriptions. This CheckPoint provides an opportunity to practice analyzing prescription and drug labels.

Resource: Ch. 7 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext and Appendix B

Referto the illustration of the prescription label in Appendix B and the drug label for Allegra® on p. 56.

Answerthe following questions:

1. In what ways are the labels similar?

2. In what ways are they different?

3. What accounts for the difference in information between the two labels?

Post your answers as an attachment along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality under the Assignment link.

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HCP 220 Week 6 Assignment Amount of Medication to Administer

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Sergio Sergical is having surgery for a herniated disk. The physician ordered six medications (ordered dose) for one hour before surgery; however, the pharmacy has different doses on hand.

Resources: Ch. 8 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext and Appendix C

Referto Exercise 2 on p. 76 for a worked example.

Determinethe amount of medication to administer.

Utilizethe table in Appendix C to complete this assignment.

Postyour completed Appendix C as an attachment along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality under the Assignment link.

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HCP 220 Week 6 CheckPoint Converting Dosages to Doses

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Resource: Ch. 8 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

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Complete the following exercises.

Test Your Knowledge, p. 76 Problems 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10

Critical Thinking, p. 77 Problems 1 & 2

Postyour responses along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.

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HCP 220 Week 8 Assignment Dosage, Flow Rates, Pediatric Drugs

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Pharmacy technicians must know that parenteral or injectable medications are available in different dosage forms. The following assignment provides an opportunity for you to practice these skills.

Resources: Ch. 11–12 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext

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Calculateappropriate dosages and flow rates for IV medications in the following exercises:

Stop and Review, p. 137: Problems 1a & 1d. Hint: Refer to the drug products label on pp. 135–136

Test Your Knowledge, pp. 147: Problem 30

Critical Thinking, p. 147: Problem 1

Stop and Review, p. 151: Problems 1e & 1f

Stop and Review, p. 152: Problem 2c

Test Your Knowledge, p. 162: Problems 17 & 18

Critical Thinking, p. 163: Problem 1

Postyour work and answers as an attachment under the Assignment link along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality.

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HCP 220 Week 8 CheckPoint IV Equipment

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Pharmacy technicians must understand the various equipment types used in the preparation and administration of parenteral medications. The following activity provides an opportunity to practice this skill.

Resource: Ch. 11 of Pharmaceutical Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext and Appendix E

Complete this activity by using Appendix E.

Matchvarious types of IV equipment with their definitions.

Postyour completed Appendix E along with a signed copy of the Certificate of Originality as an attachment under the Assignment link.

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