# Need help with nursing math

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Cefuroime 75 mg/kg/day IV in 3 divided doses. Supply: cefuroxime reconstituted 90mg/ml.

Child's weight is 4.8 kg. What is the quantity to administer? Round to the nearest tenth.

13.3ml. 1.3ml

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Cefuroime 75 mg/kg/day IV in 3 divided doses. Supply: cefuroxime reconstituted 90mg/ml.

Child's weight is 4.8 kg. What is the quantity to administer? Round to the nearest tenth.

13.3ml. 1.3ml

First--multiply the dose x the weight in kg so you get 75x4.8 which gives you 360. In three divided doses is 120mg per dose. Then do the math 120/x = 90/1 you get 120=90x, 120/90=x, x=1.3ml

Hope that helps.

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75 mg/Kg * 48 Kg/1 * 1 ml/90 mg= 40 ml/day ----> 40 ml/3 doses = 13.3 ml/dose

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Oops! Is my answer wrong?...:).....Let's me do it again.

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75 mg/Kg * 48 Kg/1 * 1 ml/90 mg= 40 ml/day ----> 40 ml/3 doses = 13.3 ml/dose

You used 48kg instead of 4.8 in your calculations. That's where I think you got the other answer.

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You used 48kg instead of 4.8 in your calculations. That's where I think you got the other answer.

Oh! yeah! Thanks, I need to read question more cafeully....:)

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