Pediatric Dosage Calculation Tutorial

# Pediatric Dosage Calculation Tutorial - How is Pediatric...

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How is Pediatric Dosage Calculation Different than Adults? There is no standard dose All doses are based on a recommended dosage based on: Body weight in kilograms (for this dosage test) Body Surface Area

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Begin by Converting to Kilograms All MD orders will be ordered as a dose per kg Convert the patient’s weight in lbs to kg by dividing the weight in lbs by 2.2 Example: 50 lbs divide by 2.2 = 22.7272727272727 Round to tenths place = 22.7 kg
Now you try! 1. Patients weight 48 lbs How many kg does the patient weigh? Patient weight 13.9 lbs How many kg does the patient weigh?

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The MD order The MD order can be written in several ways: In a daily total to be divided in equal doses Ex: 30mg/kg/day equally divided in three doses or Per dose Ex: 30mg/kg TID

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Lets Try it! Patients weight: 45 lbs 2. Give 30mg/kg/day equally divided in three doses How many mg per dose? How much is the 24 hr drug total? 3. Give 30mg/kg TID How many mg per dose? How much is the 24 hr drug total?

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Is the dose safe?
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• Spring '14
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• Nursing, Mass, Kilogram, Dose, patients weight, md order, Pediatric Dosage

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