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Nclex Drug doses

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When Nclex has a question like 10mg/kg. And let's say 160lb pt. I did the math and came out to XX.8 or xx.9. Do you round up? Even on a child? It said enter the whole number.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

The question should indicate whether it needs rounding up or not

How? It said "Enter the whole number"???

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

My understanding when it says round up to whole number then if less that .5 ie 2.4 then dose is round down to 2.0 as that is the whole number and if more than .5 ie 2.8 then round up to 3.0 as that is the whole number.

Check out the student discussion forum where there are a couple of threads on maths