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© Copyright IntelliLearn Pty Ltd 2012. All rights reserved Calculations involving Injections To calculate the volume required to be given to the patient (as an injection) use the formula in the yellow box below: 1 Solution Stock of Volume Strength Stock Ordered Dose give to Volume ! = “What you need over what you’ve got times the volume” The Dose Ordered is the amount of active medication the patient has been prescribed in each dose. This information can be found on the medication order in the box called Dose . The Stock Strength refers to the amount of medication (microgram, mg or g) specified in the concentration information for that medication. This can be found on the medication. The Volume of the Stock Solution refers to the volume in mL specified in the concentration information for that medication. This can be found on the medication. The Dose Ordered and the Stock Strength MUST have the same units (both microg or both mg) when you use the formula above.

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© Copyright IntelliLearn Pty Ltd 2012. All rights reserved Example Consider the medication order shown below for Mr Abdul Khazi. The strength of medication is shown below the medication order. What volume of gentamicin should you inject for the 1400 dose? Overview of the medication order: The medication order is valid as all of the required boxes have been filled in and the order is legible. gentamicin has been ordered to be given IM (to be injected directly into deep muscle). The amount of active medication to be given in each dose (The Dose ) is 60 mg. Doses are to be given every 8 hours, specifically at: 0600, 1400 and 2200 in order to treat a bacterial infection.
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