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1. A provider prescribes oprelvekin 65 mcg/kg, subcut, once daily. The client weighs 59.5 kg. Calculate the amount of medication (mcg) to be administered per dose based on the client’s weight. Round to the nearest whole number. 3868 mcg 𝑚𝑐? = 65 𝑚𝑐? × 59.5 𝑘? = 3867.5 𝑚𝑐? = 𝟑𝟖𝟔𝟖 𝒎𝒄? 𝑘? 2. A provider prescribes lepirudin 0.2 mg/kg, IV, one dose only. The client weighs 87 kg. Calculate the amount of medication (mg) to be administered per dose based on the client’s weight. Round to the nearest whole number. 17 mg 𝑚? = 0.2 𝑚? × 87 𝑘? = 17.4 𝑚? = 𝟏? 𝒎? 𝑘? 3. A provider prescribes epoetin 75 units/kg, subcut, three times weekly. The client weighs 52 kg. The pharmacy provides epoetin in vials containing 2000 units/mL. 2 mL (Not 2.0) 𝑚?= 1𝑚? × 75𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡? × 52 𝑘?=1.95𝑚?=2.0=𝟐𝒎? 2000 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡? 1 𝑘? Never leave a trailing zero

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4. A provider prescribes oprelvekin 45 mcg/kg, subcut, once daily. The client weighs 45 kg. The pharmacy provides oprelvekin in vials containing 3 mg/mL. Calculate the volume of medication (mL) to be administered. Round to the nearest tenth (first decimal, 0.0). 0.7 mL 𝑚?= 1𝑚? × 1𝑚? × 45𝑚𝑐? × 45 𝑘?=0.675𝑚?=?.?𝒎? 3 𝑚? 1000 𝑚𝑐? 𝑘? 5. A provider prescribes betamethasone 12.3 mcg/kg/day, PO, every 12 hours. The client weighs 13 kg. The pharmacy provides betamethasone in bottles containing 0.5 mg in 5 mL. Calculate the volume of medication (mL) to be administered. Round to the nearest tenth (first decimal, 0.0). 0.8 mL 𝑚? = 5𝑚? × 1𝑚? × 12.3𝑚𝑐? × 1𝑑𝑎? × 12h𝑜𝑢𝑟? × 13𝑘? =0.7995𝑚?=?.𝟖𝒎? 𝑑𝑜?? 0.5 𝑚? 1000 𝑚𝑐? 𝑘?/𝑑𝑎? 24 h𝑜𝑢𝑟? 𝑑𝑜?? **Calculate these dosages based on BSA. Round the dosage to the nearest whole mg, mcg, or unit.

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