This is actually my Chemistry for Health Sciences class but the prof wants to get us thinking critically early so here is a problem he gave us with regard to acetaminophen overdose:
The nurse was instructed to administer an IV with a loading dose of 150 mg/kg of acetylcysteine in 200 mL of D5W infused over 15 minutes. If the patient weighs 108 lbs, what is the resulting loading dose?
I got as far as converting the patient's weight to kg (49 kg) and after that, I'm lost...I have been scouring the net for 2 hours and can't seem to find a formula for this particular problem. Any help would be appreciated!