Quick Dosage Question..

  1. I am doing and exam review for my first dosage exam on Wed. but I'm having problems with this one question because I can't find it anywhere.
    Here it is:

    Order: Restoril gr ss(line above) po
    Lable: Restoril 15mg/Capsule
    How many capsules will be administered?

    I understand how to calculate it bu what in the world is gr ss? I thought it was grains but it doesn't work out (i put down 1gr=60mg).

    THANKS!!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   vidrine rn
    Quote from LWildman
    I am doing and exam review for my first dosage exam on Wed. but I'm having problems with this one question because I can't find it anywhere.
    Here it is:

    Order: Restoril gr ss(line above) po
    Lable: Restoril 15mg/Capsule
    How many capsules will be administered?

    I understand how to calculate it bu what in the world is gr ss? I thought it was grains but it doesn't work out (i put down 1gr=60mg).

    THANKS!!
    gr ss means 1/2 or 0.5 so use 30mgs.
  4. by   rayofsunshine
    So the answer would be 2 capsules, right? I'm a new nursing student.:hatparty:
  5. by   kellyo
    Quote from rayofsunshine
    So the answer would be 2 capsules, right? I'm a new nursing student.:hatparty:
    Yep!
  6. by   All_Smiles_RN
    I hate questions with grains! Anyone ever seen it in the real world? lol
  7. by   truern
    Quote from jenniferhelene
    I hate questions with grains! Anyone ever seen it in the real world? lol
    I've been told some really old-timey docs still use grains, but I've not seen any.

    I'm convinced the apothocary system is just to torment nursing students
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from truesn
    I've been told some really old-timey docs still use grains, but I've not seen any.

    I'm convinced the apothocary system is just to torment nursing students
    I doubt the "really old-timey" docs are still in practice ....if they are even still alive. lol

    I agree, it's to torment! lol

    I remember taking a Health Occupations Math course during my first semester of college. I didn't do well at all. (I blame it on being 18, having a new born, and taking 14 credit hours during one semester.) (Couldn't be b/c I didn't try hard enough!) lol

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