Ok So this is one of my best courses however I am struggling with finding the correct formula : Desired Dose/ Dose on Hand multiplied by Drug Factor or DD/DOH X DF= answer. for reconsitution of Powered Drugs.
Here is what I mean:
a) The doctor orders Cloxacillin sodium 0.175 g IM q6h. The medication is available in a 5oomg vial. Instructions are to add 1.7ml of sterile water to yeild 2mL. How many mL(s) should be administered for one dose?
I know what the doctor orders is the desired dose (0.175 g) and I think that the 500 mg is the dose on hand and the drug factor is 2 mL?
So my equation should read: DD=0.175 g/DoH=500mg x 2mL
I also have to convert the DoH of 500 mg to g, right?
Also 1000 mg = 1 g correct?
Do I have this correct?
Please help. Thank you