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Marlon has been working in an urgent care clinic for 6 months since he graduated. He notices that a fellow Medical

Assistant has had several instances of questionable calculations. Below are some examples of her calculation outcomes. 

  • An order for 50mL NS over 30 minutes was ordered with a 10gtt/mL IV set. Elsa calculated a drop rate of 33gtt/min. 
  • An order for ibuprofen 800mg po QID x 2 days was ordered, Elsa dispensed 32 of the stock 800mg tablets.

Describe whether Elsas outcomes are correct. If not, what skills does she need to work on and how can Marlon help Elsa?

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Fist calculation is incorrect, 50mL NS over 30minutes transfer time with a 10gtt/mL IV set will require a time of about... View the full answer

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