This module uses “real-world” cases to show you how to perform common pharmacokinetic calculations. Although you will often be able to prescribe drugs safely without performing these calculations, there are instances such as these where they are necessary to safely treat your patients; and it is always helpful to know “what’s under the hood,” so to speak.
By the end of this module, you can emulate these examples to calculate:
The Max/min drug concentration over the dosing interval
The amount of drug to give as a bolus to rapidly achieve a therapeutic concentration
The infusion rate needed to achieve a target Steady state concentration
The amount of drug to give to achieve a target Steady state
The time required to clear a drug from the system