Quote from hope4ccns
When doing pediatric calculations I've been told to round to the nearest hundredth.
I am confused because when drawing up medication it's almost impossible to go to the hundredth.
So if the dose is 3.87 tsp
Or 210.82 mg
Do you administer 4 tsp or 211 mg?
Doses should never be ordered in teaspoons. How many mL are in one teaspoon? 5, right? So if you have 3.87 tsp, that's 19.35 mL (Good luck getting a child to take that volume of medication) which you CAN measure with a syringe.
If the mg/kg calculation came out to 210.82 mg, it should be rounded to 211 mg. This should be done when the physician is ordering the medication.