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Drug dosage calculations QUESTION 1: Order : Piperacillin 1 gram IM Available : Piperacillin 4 gram to be reconstituted with 4ml of diluent to yield a concentration of 2gram/5ml. The nurse will administer how many ml? REMEMBER : To obtain the required ml’s the nurse will need to administer you DO NOT require the information utilized to reconstitute the medication. You DO NOT need to know that 4 grams will be reconstituted with 4ml of diluent. What you DO need to know is what it yields (2gram/5ml). What you should see when you look at this question is this : Order : Piperacillin 1 gram IM Available : Piperacillin 2gram/5ml Now figure out how many ml the nurse will require to administer. 2gram = 1gram 5ml X ml 2X = 5 ( Divide by 2 to isolate the X) 2 2 X =2.5 ml
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Question 2: Order : Potassium Chloride oral solution 15mEq po twice daily Available : Potassium Chloride oral solution 10mEq/ ml in a 30ml
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Unformatted text preview: container. How many ml is the nurse to administer in one dose? REMEMBER : The Potassium Chloride is provided in a 30ml container and each ml contains 10mEq of Potassium Chloride. IMPORTANT in the entire 30ml container there is a total of 300mEq of Potassium Chloride. To obtain how many ml’s the nurse will administer to ensure 15 mEq of Potassium Chloride are given you DO NOT require the size of the container (30ml) you DO require the concentration per ml (10mEq / ml) What you should see when you look at this question : Order : Potassium Chloride oral solution 15mEq po twice daily Available : Potassium Chloride oral solution 10 mEq / ml How many ml is the nurse to administer in one dose? 10 mEq = 15 mEq 1ml Xml 10X = 15 (divide by 10 to isolate the X) 10 10 X=1.5 ml...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course NURS 130 taught by Professor Zozuk during the Spring '08 term at Grossmont.

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