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HELP, Please. Can anyone answer these questions.

1) Calculate the number of milliliters to administer.

Ordered: Pegaspargase 525 IU IM daily

On hand: Pegaspargase 750 IU/mL

2) Calculate the total mg of hydrocodone the patient will receive.

Ordered: Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen Elixir 2 tsp. PO now

On hand: Hydrocodone 7.5mg/Acetaminophen 500mg/15mL Elixir

3)

Jokerhill

172 Posts

525U/x(ml) = 750U/1(ml)

750x = 525

x = 0.7

Jokerhill

172 Posts

for the other 1 tsp = 5ml Ill let you go from there

Tait, MSN, RN

2,140 Posts

Specializes in Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice.

No thanks, I did my homework in nursing school already.

Tait

Dorito, ASN, RN

311 Posts

Specializes in Med-Surg, , Home health, Education.

Perhaps check out a book on medication calculations. It will put things in simple terms and you will feel more confident.

roser13, ASN, RN

6,504 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

I worry about anyone who (a) asks for homework problem solving online, or (b) (godforbid) asks for real-life med administration advice online.

sunbeach73

56 Posts

Or maybe someone is just asking for help because they don't understand the problem???? There is no one person who knows answers to everything which is why we ask others for help. I think that finding a book on medication calculations would be a good idea. Or even search the web for online calculations.

roser13, ASN, RN

6,504 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

Asking for answers to the questions is quite different from asking for help in solving the equations.

OP asked for answers to the med calculations.

sunbeach73

56 Posts

Oh....my bad. I guess I misread that part. I apologize.......Asking for how to solve the problem and asking for the actual answers are two different things.

Specializes in ER; HBOT- lots others.

My nursing judgement is that you need to do your own homework and ask your classmates for help. if anything at least post for help in the STUDENT section.

-H-RN

SweetLemon

213 Posts

Specializes in Psychiatric Nursing.
I worry about anyone who (a) asks for homework problem solving online, or (b) (godforbid) asks for real-life med administration advice online.

Exactly what I was thinking, yes ask questions but you need to ask the right person. Either A. another nurse on the floor with you or B. your instructor. If their is was really a nurse asking questions on here prior to administration :eek::eek: and utilizing this information in that days work, I think I would be tempted to kick them!

Daytonite, BSN, RN

1 Article; 14,603 Posts

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

1) calculate the number of milliliters to administer.

ordered: pegaspargase 525 iu im daily

on hand: pegaspargase 750 iu/ml

525 iu
(dose on hand)
x 550
(dose on hand)
x 1 ml
(amount the dose on hand comes in)
=
0.7 ml
(amount to give)

2) calculate the total mg of hydrocodone the patient will receive.

ordered: hydrocodone/acetaminophen elixir 2 tsp. po now

on hand: hydrocodone 7.5mg/acetaminophen 500mg/15ml elixir

you must know the conversion: 1 tsp = 5 ml

2 tsp elixir
(amount ordered
/15 ml
(amount on hand)
x 5 ml/1 tsp
(conversion factor) x [hydrocodone 7.5mg and acetaminophen 500mg] =
hydrocodone 5 mg and acetaminophen 333.3 mg
(what the patient will receive in milligrams)

you will get better responses if you post these kinds of questions on the nursing student assistance forum (click the students tab above to get to this forum). you will find tutorials on how to work medication math problems on post #2 of this sticky thread: https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/nursing-math-thread-264395.html - the nursing math thread

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