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This is a discussion on Dosage Calc question...Caluculating mg/m2... in Nursing Student Assistance, part of Nursing Student ... OK the question is: A med is ordered 2mg/m2 for a child who weighs 50lbs and is 43 inches tall. ...by Katie71275 Jan 13OK the question is:
A med is ordered 2mg/m2 for a child who weighs 50lbs and is 43 inches tall. Calculate the dosage.
So this is what I've got:
43x50/3131 and then sq rt is which is 0.83m2. Multiple 0.83m2 x 2mg=1.66mg.
The instructors answer is 1.17mg. Myself and another student have both gotten 1.66 and not sure where the 1.17mg came from....Anyone want to help? Is the 1.66 right and instrucotrs 1.17 wrong or did we miss a step?
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- Jan 14 by Esme12Anyone else?? I have worked this several times....even if you use 22.7kgs and 109cm.....I get the same 1.66
even if you cheat the BSA....http://www.halls.md/body-surface-area/bsa.htm....I get the same answer. Check with your instructor
- Jan 16 by Katie71275So turns out the instructor was wrong! Several students and I kept getting 1.66 and one emailed her, and yes 1.66 is the correct answer! Thanks Esme!
- Jan 16 by Esme12YOU're welcome