Example 2: A physician orders 50mg of Narcan by mouth STAT. Your office has Narcan 100mg/mL on hand. How many milliliters would you give your patient? 16.A physician orders 800mg of ibuprofen to be administered in office. If you have 200mg tablets on hand, how many tablets would you administer to your patient? 17.A physician’s assistant orders 25mg of promethazine to be injected in office. If you have 12.5mg/mL promethazine on hand, how many mL would you inject? 23.The physician’s assistant orders 200 mg gabapentin po BID for diabetic neuropathy. Your facility has 100 mg capsules on hand. How many capsules should the patient receive per dose? 5
2 capsules 24.The physician orders gr 10 of Tylenol suppository PR Q6H for a patient who will be transferred back to an assisted living facility. The clinic has 650mg suppositories on hand. How many suppositories would you administer per dose? 25.You administer 10 mL of Mylanta to a patient before they leave to return home. Since the patient will receive the rest of the doses at home you will need to explain the dose in household measurements, how many teaspoons of Mylanta will the patient need to take? Part III - Pediatric dosingPediatric dosing is used when a child dose is unavailable. There are four main formulas for pediatric dosing:Weight basedWeight based formulas use the child’s body weight(kg) or body surface area (BSA) to calculate thetherapeutic dose. Example: A child dose of penicillin is ordered at 20mg/kg/dose BID for an 18-month old child weighing 20 lb. What is the strength per dose?
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