Risk-score system for mathematical calculations in intravenous therapy
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Risk-score system for mathematical calculations in intravenous therapy

Paul Lee Medical devices training manager, Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department, Singleton Hospital, Swansea

This article outlines a training needs analysis to identify the mathematical confidence levels of qualified staff working in a large, acute NHS trust. A risk scoring tool was developed to gauge the confidence levels of nursing staff using drug calculations in their clinical areas. This now forms part of the organisation’s risk assessment strategy and a learning tool has been developed for intravenous therapy study days.

Nursing Standard. 22, 33,35-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.04.22.33.35.c6465

Correspondence

paul.lee@swansea-tr.wales.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review