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Calculation Task 1A
Why did we ask you to complete this calculation task?
Average Candidate Response
- Drug calculations are essential when trying to prescribe and administer medications to patients.
Excellent candidate Response
- Mathematic calculations are essential in medical practice with everything from calculating drug dosages to a patient’s BMI. Additionally, when calculating drug dosages, small calculating errors can have significant negative medical consequences ranging from excess side effects and complaints to significant morbidity and possible mortality.
- Additionally, safe prescribing and calculations is the responsibility of all MDT professionals ranging from doctors and nurses to pharmacists and even medical students who may be present in an observatory capacity, but should still be qualified to highlight any medication errors observed.