# Can someone help clarify this pediatric dosage problem

- 0Aug 24, '13 by Matt19861. Order: Gentamicin 8 mg / kg /day q6h for a child weighing 72 lb.

a. Give ____65 mg/ dose ______ mg per dose.

b. Gentamicin is provided as 80 mg / 2 mL.

c. How many mL would you draw up/ ______1.62 or 1.6 mL _______

d. The Gentamicin is to be added to 15 mL of IV fluid and infused over 60 minutes.

e. How fast would you set the IVAC? _______ mL per hour________________

I can get everything else but I am having trouble understanding E. ## Get the Hottest Nursing Topics Straight to Your Inbox!

- 1Aug 24, '13 by MunoRNI've never heard of an "IVAC" either, but after looking it up apparently it's a brand name of an IV pump, which is a really inappropriate way to ask this type of question.

Anyway, the E basically asks what rate, in mls per hour, that you would set the IV pump to run at, although I don't know why there's another blank after "hour".Esme12 likes this. - 2Aug 24, '13 by KelRN215Quote from Matt1986What is the total volume after you dilute the Gent with 15 mL? You want to infuse that total volume over 1 hour so that's your answer.1. Order: Gentamicin 8 mg / kg /day q6h for a child weighing 72 lb.

a. Give ____65 mg/ dose ______ mg per dose.

b. Gentamicin is provided as 80 mg / 2 mL.

c. How many mL would you draw up/ ______1.62 or 1.6 mL _______

d. The Gentamicin is to be added to 15 mL of IV fluid and infused over 60 minutes.

e. How fast would you set the IVAC? _______ mL per hour________________

I can get everything else but I am having trouble understanding E. - 0Aug 27, '13 by
*Esme12***Asst. Admin**__Volume (mL)__= Y (Flow Rate in mL/hr)Time (hr)

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OR

__Volume (mL)__x Drop Factor (gtts/mL) = Y (Flow Rate in gtts/min)Time (min)

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