Preparing Proper Medication Dosage: Calculating Correct Dosage
for an Injectable Medication
Objective: Calculate how many mL (milliliters) of NovoLog are needed to complete the physi-
cian’s order that the patient receive 60 units of insulin aspart.
Equipment and Supplies: Physician order for 60 units of insulin aspart; bottle of insulin aspart
(or label); calculator; pen and paper
Affective Behaviors: Affective behaviors provide a professional approach to a skill that enhances
the patient encounter. These behaviors may also display sensitivity to a patient’s rights and
enhance communication. Pay close attention to these skills, which will be in bold, italicized font.
Skills Assessment Requirements
Read and familiarize yourself with the procedure. Complete each procedure within a reasonable
amount of time, with a minimum of 85% accuracy.
Use the area below for any documentation needed to complete the procedure.
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