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This course prepares the student for dosage calculations used in the administration of medications. Beginning level students acquire knowledge and develop proficiency in computing medication dosages. Strong student calculation competency is but one of the ingredients required for the achievement of positive patient outcomes. Among the QSEN skills competencies are demonstrting effective use of technology and standardized practices that support safety and quality; demonstrating effective use of strategies to reduce risk of harm to self or others; and using appropriate strategies to reduce reliance on memory (e.g., checklists) (QSEN, 2011, "Safety" section).. The QSEN attitudes have to do with qualities such as valuing the contributions of standardization/reliability to safety; appreciating the cognitive and physical limits of human performance; and recognizing one's own role in preventing errors (QSEN, 2011, "Safety" section).