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  1. can someone please help me out with these problems. I cannot figure out the answer. I need to no these answers ASAP if anyone can help me out it will be greatly appreciated.

    1) Your patient is ordered cefuroxime 1.5 grams. This is to be added to 100ml of normal saline. The medication avalable is cefuroxime 750 mg per 10 ml . How many mls of the medication should be added to the bag?

    2)Patient is to recieve dilantin 10mg/kg/day, in evenly divided doses every 12 hours. The patient weighs 165lbs. How many mgs should the patient recieve per dose

    the patient is to receive dexamethasone 5mg IV at 1800. On hand is dexamethasone 2mg/ml. How many mls should the patient receieve?

    4)your patient is to recieve nitroprusside 50 mg in 500 ml d5w and is ordered to run at 175 mcg/minute. How many mls should the patient recieve in one hour?

    5)aminophylline 300 mg in 500ml d5w is to be infused over 8 hours. you have aminiphyline 1000mg/20ml. How many mls of aminophylline should be added to the bag of D5W

    the patient is to recieve amidorone 360 mg over 6 hours at a rate of 1 mg per minute. How many mgs should the patient revieve in one hour?

    7)pt with chf is to recieve a blood transfusion. blood bank releases the first bag with 180 ml to be given at 60ml/hour. The blood is hung at 1830. By what time should the blood transfusion end?

    8)pediatric patient with CHF. recommended theurpatic dose of digoxin is 20-35 mcg/kg/day. Patient wieghts 44 pounds. Digoxin comes in 0.25mg per ml. What is minimim amount in mls that your patient can receive?

    Patient is to receive dilantin 20mg/lg/day in three equally divided doses over the next 24 hrs. This is to be followed by a maintenance dose of 5mg/kg/day in three equally dived doses every 8 hours. The patient wiegs 165 pounds. How many mg of the dilantin should the patient recieve per dose on day one?

    bases on the information given in question 9, how milligrams of maintenance dose of dilantin should the patient recieve per dose?
    thank you!!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jun 20, '13 : Reason: Formatting
  2. 39 Comments

  3. by   Guy in Babyland
    Are you going to post what you think the answers are? or do you want to us to do your homework for you without you even trying?
  4. by   MendedHeart
    I second that..thats a lot of work there...what formulas are you using
    Last edit by MendedHeart on Jun 19, '13
  5. by   knicks11554
    idk where to start..
  6. by   MendedHeart
    The formula for the first one is = 75/10=1500/x.....cross multiply those
  7. by   knicks11554
    i got 1.5/x = 750mg/10 and got 0.02 mL
  8. by   MendedHeart
    Its not 1.5 its 1500 you have to convert gram to mg
  9. by   MendedHeart
    Think about it you have 750mg but need 1500 you need 2 of the 750mg doses. If they are in 10mls would be 20mls

    In your formula..all units of measure must match to cross multiply..its easy to forget to convert
  10. by   knicks11554
    im trying to look up these formulas online but its not happening. Yea i will try and convert everything so all units match. THANKS
  11. by   loriangel14
    Try to do the questions and tell us what you have come up with.Just getting us to give you the answers won't help you learn.

    Try numbers 6 & 7. Those are easy ones to start off with.
  12. by   knicks11554
    number 6 i got 360mg/6 hours=x/1mg and x= 60 mg in one hour
  13. by   knicks11554
    and is number 7 , 2130 hour cause its going to take 3 hours for the blood to finish transfusing?
  14. by   loriangel14
    Very good. Now try #3. I use Doc(what is ordered) over stock ( what you have on hand) formula.So you will divide 5 by 2 to get the answer. Let's see what you come up with.