solution? How many cans are needed? 10.A physician orders Ensure ¼ strength 120 mL q.2h via NG tube x 3 feedings for a patient who is recovering from gastric surgery. Available are 4 and 8 ounce cans of Ensure, ready-to-use formula. How many mL of Sustacal are there in the solution? How many cans are needed?
Provided by Tutoring Services 9 Drug Dosage Practice Problems Reviewed August 2012 Pediatric Dosages 1. The doctor orders a single dose of 20 mg/kg/dose of amoxicillin oral suspension for a toddler who weighs 20 lb. What’s the dose in milligrams?2.The doctor orders penicillin V potassium oral suspension 56 mg/kg/day in four divided doses for a patient who weighs 55 lb. The suspension that’s available is penicillin V potassium 125 mg/5 ml. What volume should you administer for each dose? 3.A child who needs chemotherapy is 36” tall and weighs 40 lb. What’s the safe drug dose if the average adult dose is 1,000 mg? 4.The doctor orders chloral hydrate 75 mg P.O. to sedate a 3 kg neonate for an electroencephalogram. The drug resource states the usual (recommended) dosage of chloral hydrate for a neonate is 35 mg/kg/dose for sedation prior to a procedure. Is the order safe? 5.The practitioner orders Vistaril 10 mg IM q.4-6h p.r.n., nausea. The child weighs 44 lb. The drug resource indicateds that the usual IM dosage is 0.5 mg to 1 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Is this a safe dose? 6.The doctor orders Ceclor 100 mg p.o. t.i.d. The child weighs 33 lb. The recommended dosage on the drug label, “Usual dose: Children, 20 mg per kg a day… in three divided doses.” Is this dosage safe?7.Suppose the physician orders Amoxil (amoxicillin) 200 mg p.o. q.8h for a child who weighs 22 lb. The label describes the recommended dosage as, “usual child dosage: 20-40 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours.” Is this dosage safe?8.The physician orders Cefazolin 2.1 g IV q.8h for a child with a serious joint infection. The child weighs 95 lb. The drug reference indicates that the usual IM or IV dosage for infants and children in 50-100 mg/kg/day divided every 8 hours; maximum dosage is 6 g/day. This means that regardless of how much the child weighs, the maximum safe allowance of this drug is 6 g per 24 hours. Is the order safe? 9.The order reads ibuprofen 40 mg p.o. q.6h p.r.n., temp > 101.6º. The 7-month-old baby weighs 17 ½ lb and has a temp of 102.6º. The drug reference manual states “Children: 6 months-12 years: Temperature < 102.5ºF - 5 mg/kg/dose; temperature> 102.5ºF - 10 mg/kg/dose; given every 6-8 hr; Maximum daily dose: 40 mg/kg/day. Is the order safe?
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