Nursing Students Student Assist

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Rounding Rules:

**parenteral**

**Intravenous infusion by gravity (gtts/min)**: round to a whole number

**Intravenous infusion by pump (mL/hr)**: round to the nearest tenth

**Injectable medications**:

- For any volume less than 1 mL, round to the nearest hundredth
- For any volume greater than 1 mL, round to the nearest tenth

**ENTERAL**

**Oral/NGT/PEG/J Tube**:

- For any volume less than 1 mL, round to the nearest hundredth
- For any volume greater then 1mL, round to the nearest tenth

**WEIGHT****:**

**POUNDS TO KILOGRAMS CONVERSIONS**: round to the nearest tenth

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Question:

- The prescriber orders Nitroprusside 5 mcg/kg/min. The medication available is labeled Nitroprusside 200 mg /250 mL.

Patient weight: 205lbs

Calculate the rate on the pump.

Answer**: 35.3 mL/hr **(according to the answer key it says the answer is 35, but based on the rounding rules, wouldn't the answer be rounded to the tenth?)