amount of drug available amount of drug prescribed one tablet or capsule of

Amount of drug available amount of drug prescribed

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amount of drug available amount of drug prescribed one tablet or capsule # of tablets or capsules = to give = 10 mg 40 mg x 1
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Examples 1 oz 6 oz X 30 ml 1 oz X = 6 oz 30 ml 1 (oz) X = 180 (oz)(ml) 180 (oz) (ml) X = 1 oz X = 18 = 0 ml
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Calculating Dosage Oral Drugs Parenteral Drugs Intravenous Solutions
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Calculating IV Drip Rate drops/minute mL of solution prescribed per hour drops delivered per mL 60 minute = s/hour
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Differences Between Children and Adults Children absorb, distribute, metabolize, and excrete drugs differently than adults Children s organs are not as developed as an adult’s organs
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Pediatric Dosage Calculation Fried s Rule Young s Rule Clark s Rule Surface Area Calculation
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Fried s Rule This rule assumes that an adult dose would be appropriate for a child who is 12.5 years (150 months) old infant’s age (in months) child’s dose (age <1 year) 150 months average adult = dose
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Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Young s Rule child’s dose (age 1–12 years) child’s age in years child’s age in years + 12 average adult = dose
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