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Medical Math: Live Online EMS Education

” Medical Math – Get it Right Every Time “

Date : November 23rd 2009
Time: 1400 hours EST.

This session will target Medical Math, i.e. Drug Calculations. Special guest speaker Buck Feris is an EMS educator that has years of experience helping students who struggle with drug calculations. Several years ago he did some research on the origins of the drug calculation formula and found that it was based on a very simple concept in chemistry called “dimensional analysis.” By teaching the mechanics of dimensional analysis to students Buck has been able to teach them to go beyond the simple memorization of a formula. Some of they key elements of this session will be:

  • Helping to finally end the struggle with drug calculations
  • How knowing one simple concept will vastly improve your drug calculation skills
  • The true mechanics behind drug calculations
  • Discovering “dimensional analysis” and how it simplifies medical math
  • Modifying one easy formula that will fit all your medical math needs
  • Going beyond basic memorization to concrete understanding

If you are a student who is struggling with this subject, or a practicing paramedic who wishes to finally master medical math, this is a course you won’t want to miss.

Don’t let this uniquely focused session pass you by. Space is limited so sign up today.

This EMS Boot Camp session give you the tools and confidence you need to make drug calculations when seconds count.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.