Jul 12, '08
I am a nurse by education as well as an engineer and I was taught to round UP if the digit was 5 of higher. So 39.5 would be 40 lbs and in this case I'm sure 40 will not cause any undue effects on the child. I don't know about the NCLEX and using only whole numbers.
ETA try using both numbers to see what answer you get and then think logically if you are capable of giving that particular dose.
Last edit by iloveclay on Jul 12, '08